21 Jun 2022

Spinnova Partners with imogo to Apply Resource-Efficient Dyeing with Sustainable Spinnova Fabrics

Spinnova Partners with imogo to Apply Resource-Efficient Dyeing with Sustainable Spinnova Fabrics

Climate-positive textile material company Spinnova announced on June 21 a partnership with imogo, a cleantech company specialising in sustainable textile dyeing technology, minimising water, energy and chemical use. The two Nordic companies aim to apply imogo’s resource-efficient dyeing method to the first Spinnova products later this year. 

As most of the fashion industry’s emissions come from upstream processes like fibre production and dyeing textile materials, the partnership presents a promising shift in sustainable fashion production. Spinnova’s first commercial scale factory, expected to be completed in Finland by the end of this year, will save more CO2 emissions than it emits. Spinnova production uses zero harmful chemicals and 99% less water than conventional cotton production. imogo’s patented technology is also highly resource efficient, decreasing energy, chemical and water use by over 90% and dye use by almost a third.

“We’re constantly exploring sustainable alternatives in textile processing to further reduce the environmental impact of the products we create. imogo has the potential to revolutionise the industry’s dyeing process and has already proven that sustainability and durability go hand in hand,” said Shahriare Mahmood, Chief Sustainability Officer of Spinnova.

“Combining our technologies, we can create a huge shift within the entire industry.”

The first products using Spinnova and imogo’s technologies are planned to be revealed later this year. 

“At imogo we are very excited about the partnership with Spinnova and the impact the combination of our technologies can have on the textile value chain. The uniquely sustainable combination will be an inspiration to the industry and clearly illustrate that, dramatically reduced environmental impact from the fashion industry is possible.

“Replacing obsolete technologies and materials with new innovative alternatives will be a cornerstone in building a new responsible textile industry that can be part of overcoming the crisis of global warming and the consequences of it, added Per Stenflo, CCO and Founding Partner of imogo.”

Together with its investor and joint venture partner Suzano, Spinnova aims to scale its global production to one million tonnes of sustainable fibre annually within the next 10-12 years – providing global fashion brands and retailers with a versatile and sustainable fibre at scale.

 

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