Re:newcell is a Fabric Derived From Recycled Cellulosic, Cotton Fibers

by , 08/12/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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RE:NEWCELL \ri-ˈnü-ˈsel\

n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b: Involves shredding old clothing, then dissolving it into a pulp that can be spun into new viscose threads. 2: Developed by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in partnership with Swedish companies like SKS Textile, Borås, and Wargön Innovation, all of which helped create the world’s first Re:newcell dress seen above. 3: Will be scaled up for commercial production at the first Re:newcell fabric-recycling fabric, capable of processing 2,000 tons of textiles per year, when it opens in the next year and a half.

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