Filippa K launches sustainable capsule using Circulose
Filippa K has launched an AW22 capsule collection that it said “showcases its deep-seated commitment to furthering sustainable solutions in the fashion industry”.
It’s a four-piece drop based on The Circulose Loop, a new collaboration “that combines tradition with innovation to create garments made with recycled fibres”.
It’s debuting two new pieces made with Circulose, a 100% recycled, branded material made from textile waste by the Swedish sustainable tech scale-up Renewcell.
It introduced Italian fabric mill Beste to Renewcell, “setting into motion a circular production loop that transforms the mill’s textile waste into a new recycled material”.
Due to local mandates, Beste’s textile waste previously had to be incinerated and therefore had no value. Now, the waste will be sent to Renewcell to be made into Circulose.
The material is made by first breaking down the textile waste into a branded dissolving pulp. Water and polyester are removed from the pulp, and it’s transformed into a square paper-like sheet that can be easily transported and made into new fibres. These fibres are spun into a yarn and sent back to Beste for weaving, dyeing and finishing.
The finished fabric is used to create new garments while the textile waste from weaving will be transported to Renewcell — contributing to the future production of Circulose.
The company said the capsule also also sees the return of the label’s signature Swedish Wool sweaters in a new striped cable knit design.
Each year since 2019, Filippa K has introduced a new sweater made from 100% Swedish wool as a continuation of an award-winning supply chain initiative.
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