Filippa K set to premiere new material innovation — a mix of textile waste and wood cellulose
The Swedish brand joins forces with Södra, Lenzing, and Riopele to present garments made of two trailblazing technologies.
17 Feb 2023

Made from a combination of textile waste and wood cellulose, Filippa K will use a pilot fibre from Swedish forest group Södra’s groundbreaking technology, called OnceMore, and REFIBRA technology from Lenzing, the fibre producer behind Tencel. The recycled and renewable material will be a part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, to be shown this autumn. 

— Collaboration is an essential step in sustainable transformation of the industry, says Jodi Everding, Vice President of Sustainability at Filippa K. It’s important to us to join forces with like-minded partners who are innovators in their own fields.

Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer Fibre of the Lenzing Group, agrees, stating that one company alone can’t solve the issue of textile waste. 

— It is proactive partnerships like this that enable us to move forward and bring about real systemic change to drive the transformation of the textile business model from linear to circular, he says. Further efforts from the entire industry are needed for this transformation to take place.

— This first-in-class collaboration is an important step to keep challenging the blended-fibre waste to create a circular textile system, Lotta Lyrå, CEO of Södra, comments.

Riopele is one of the oldest textile manufacturers in Portugal and has now, as a partner of the project, managed to transform a new fibre into a sustainable differentiating fabric with great performance. 

— This collaboration marks a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to sustainability and demonstrates how companies from different backgrounds can work together to create a more circular future, says José Alexandre Oliveira, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Riopele.