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Spinnova deal with The North Face

Partners will develop circular solutions for outdoor apparel.

23rd August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Jyväskylä, Finland

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

The North Face is the latest brand to sign a development agreement with Spinnova to develop sustainable, high-performance textiles for the outdoor apparel industry.

Spinnova’s 100% circular fibre, created from wood and waste without the use of harmful chemicals, will be supplied to global textile brands in 2022.

In May this year, Woodspin – the partnership between Spinnova and the world’s largest wood pulp producer Suzano – selected a site and started the construction of the first commercial plant for this new fibre in Jyväskylä, Finland. Woodspin’s goal is to be producing one million tons of it annually within ten years.

“We have created a modular and flexible technology that is easy to scale and set up around the world, according to the pace of demand,” said Spinnova CEO and co-founder Janne Poranen. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue pushing the limits of our material.”

“It’s our over-arching goal to build more circular products, constantly develop innovative materials and further reduce the environmental impacts of our products, and Spinnova is the ideal partner on that journey,” added Oliver Lang, global VP of product development for The North Face.


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