Unique production experiment in progress: Turning waste cotton into new fibre for the fashion industry.
Old worn-out cotton clothing can be turned into new fibres for the textile industry using a cellulose dissolution technique developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. A group of Finnish organisations have launched a project in the course of which the new production technique will be tried out in practice at all stages of the value chain during 2015 and 2016. Cellulose wet-spinning is due to begin at VTT’s pop-up plant in Finland in October. The first clothing line made of the new recycled fibres will be out towards the end of 2016 (Source VTT research).
Flik has also planned an upcoming release on POP-up factory. This video will be ready this spring 2016.