Re:newcell was founded in 2012 by researchers associated with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is a family business with a pulp industry background. With extensive experience in pulp and cellulose technology, they  took on one of the largest sustainability problems in the textile industry – how can we close the loop on fashion? The global textile industry is large and growing. From approximately 100 million tons, demand is expected to increase to over 150 million tons of textile fibres by 2030, with a significant impact on the environment and climate. At the same time, less than one per cent of all clothing is recycled to become clothing again.
On the initiative of employees, interest organisations and customers, more and more brands are beginning to take Agenda 2030, and above all the 12 targets for sustainable consumption, seriously. This is our target group – global fashion brands with a genuine will to find circular solutions in order to reduce their footprints. There are many small projects all over the world, but in order to achieve real change, the solutions must be scalable and enable a systematic shift. This is what motivates is at Re:newcell.
At our factory in Kristinehamn, we can chemically recycle cellulose-based textiles such as cutton and viscose from both consumer and production wast into dissolving pulp. Virgin raw materials from forest cotton can thereby be replaced with 100 per cent raw material in the production of fibres without quality loss. We want to build many more factories with a vision toward increasing our capacity to more than 250,000 tons per year by 2025.
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