Material science company, Pangaia, and circular textile technology group, Infinite Fiber Company, have launched a t-shirt range made from Infinna, a fibre created entirely from textile waste.
According to collaboration, the capsule aims to keep textile waste out of landfills and normalise textile circularity by demonstrating that using 100 per cent recycled fibres does not sacrifice the look and feel of the fabric.
Craig Smith, research and development director at Pangaia, shared that the company is constantly looking for new technologies that can help utilise waste streams.
“This first capsule demonstrates that we can create beautiful products made completely from recycled fibres,” said Smith. “We are entering a new era of breakthrough innovations in circularity, and this launch opens a doorway to the future of textile recycling.”
Called Infinna, the textile is created using cotton-rich textile waste broken down at the molecular level so that the cellulose in the cotton can be collected and recreated as new fibres. Because it’s made of cellulose, a plant-based fibre, the fabric is also biodegradable and can keep biomass circular.
The companies stated that their long-term vision for the technology is for clothes made with it to be recycled again in the same process together with other textile waste.
Alongside this release, the two companies also announced a multi-year sales deal. The Infinna fabric will be available on the brand’s B2B platform, Pangaia Science so that other businesses can use the innovation.
“We dream of a future where ‘waste’ is not wasted but seen as the valuable resource it can be,” said Kris Terho, key account director at Infinite Fiber. “We want to change the image of regenerated textiles being somehow inferior and feel confident that this collection will demonstrate just that.”
The capsule is available through the company’s platform, Pangaia Lab.