Filippa K to be first to use new "game-changing" recycled material
Filippa K will be the first label to use a new recycled and renewable material this autumn as it unveils its SS24 collection. The Swedish fashion house has worked with local forest group Södra, Tercel maker Lenzing and Portuguese textiles manufacturer Riopele as part of its ongoing commitment to finding circular solutions.
The new material is made from a combination of textile waste and wood cellulose, and Filippa K called it a “revolutionary pilot fibre”. It’s a product of “groundbreaking” OnceMore pulp technology from Södra, and Refibra technology from Lenzing, with Riopele’s “creative expertise in yarn and fabric production” being added into the mix.
Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer, Fibre, at the Lenzing Group, said: “One company alone can’t solve the pressing issue of textile waste. It is proactive partnerships like this that enable us to move forward and bring about real systemic change. We’re working hard to make our industries even more sustainable and to drive the transformation of the textile business model from linear to circular. Further efforts from the entire industry are needed for this transformation to take place.”
Filippa K said it has made it a mission to “find and create ways to incorporate sustainability into their collections”.
Last year it launched an AW22 capsule collection that it said “showcases its deep-seated commitment to furthering sustainable solutions in the fashion industry”.
The four-piece drop was based on The Circulose Loop, a new collaboration “that combines tradition with innovation to create garments made with recycled fibres”.
Circulose is a 100% recycled, branded material made from textile waste by Swedish sustainable tech scale-up Renewcell. And it introduced Italian fabric mill Beste to Renewcell, “setting into motion a circular production loop that transforms the mill’s textile waste into a new recycled material”.
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