Spinnova claims to have created the most sustainable fibre in the world – no small claim! Taking inspiration from the way a spider creates its web, and the similarities between its protein and his speciality, nanocellulose, CTO and co-founder Juha Salmela created a way to spin wood fibre into textile fibre.
The textile created is as warm as lamb wool, as strong as cotton, and can be made water repellent or absorbent depending on the application. All of this makes for a material that’s 100% natural, quickly biodegradable, has no microplastics or harmful chemicals, uses 99% less water used than the cotton value chain, a much smaller carbon footprint than some fabric and of course, is 100% recycled. A game changer.
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Juha Salmela, Co-founder
This project has been selected as part of FashionFutures, a new content channel that maps the work of people transforming the fashion sector: the designers, craftspeople, social innovators, educators, community leaders and communicators. Atlas of the Future is excited to partner with Makerversity, with the support of The J J Charitable Trust and their network of fashion friends.