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Why Lenzing and Renewcell signed a large-scale supply agreement


The Lenzing Group, a global supplier of sustainably produced specialty yarns, and Renewcell, a Swedish textile recycling company, have signed a multi-year supply agreement with the aim of promoting accelerate the textile industry’s transition from linear to supply chain. circular business model.

The agreement includes the sale of 80,000 to 100,000 tonnes of Renewcell’s 100% recycled Circulose textile pulp to Lenzing over a five-year period, for use in the production of cellulose fibers for fashion and other textile applications.

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“The textile industry must change. By signing this agreement with Swedish textile-to-fabric recycling company Renewcell, Lenzing can further integrate recycling and accelerate the textile industry’s transition from linear to cyclic,” said Christian Skilich , the pulp director of Lenzing Group said.

“Our new partnership with Lenzing aligns perfectly with Renewcell’s strategy to accelerate the scale-up of circular materials by partnering with fashion’s most important players. “We are delighted to partner with Lenzing with the common goal of creating the fashion circle,” said Patrik Lundström, CEO of Renewcell.

Canopy, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting forests, species and climate, also welcomed the agreement.

“Accelerating the transition to low-impact, circular production is the challenge of the decade for the fashion industry. That is why this partnership between Renewcell and Lenzing is so refreshing – it will bring low-carbon Next Generation solutions to market at scale,” said Nicole Rycroft, chief executive officer of Canopy , exclaims.

With Refibra and Eco Cycle technologies, Lenzing provides solutions towards the circular economy. Among their future goals for circularity, they have set their sights on offering specialty textiles branded Tencel and Lenzing Ecovero with up to 50% post-consumer recycled content on a commercial scale by the end of the year. 2025. To achieve this goal, Lenzing partners with specialist recycling companies such as Renewcell.

Old clothes at Renewcell

Old clothes at Renewcell

Circulose is derived 100% from textile waste, like old jeans and manufacturing scraps, and turns into a soluble pulp. It turns textile waste and manufacturing scraps into high quality new textile products.

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