OnceMore® in collaboration with Filippa K to premiere game-changing recycled material
OnceMore® and TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ together with Filippa K, will premiere a game-changing recycled material this autumn.
OnceMore® from Södra is the world’s first large-scale process for recycling blended fabrics and is now breaking new ground being implemented in TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™. The Swedish fashion house Filippa K will be the first brand to premiere the fibre in its Spring/Summer 2024 collection, debuting this autumn.
Together with Lenzing, Riopele and Filippa K, we have created a unique collaboration throughout the value chain. Made from a combination of textile waste and wood cellulose, the revolutionary fibre is a product of unique OnceMore® technology from Swedish forest group Södra, and REFIBRA™ technology from Lenzing – the globally-recognised fibre producer behind TENCEL™.
“Our target is to always create a better product than the alternatives and generate as much value as possible throughout the value chain from our 51,000 members’ forests. This first-in-class collaboration between OnceMore®, Filippa K, Lenzing and Riopele is an important step to achieve this and keep challenging blended-fibre waste to create a circular textile system,” says Lotta Lyrå, CEO of Södra.
Södra, Lenzing, Riopele and Filippa K in unique partnership
The innovative partnership is the latest in the Swedish fashion house Filippa K’s ongoing commitment to finding circular solutions in fashion, bringing together the strands of the industry to drive change. More information about the fibre, collaboration and garments will follow in the coming months.
“We are so excited to be the first brand developing products in the new textile based on OnceMore® pulp using Lenzing’s REFIBRA™ technology, supported by Riopele’s creative expertise in yarn and fabric production. We are not in this alone – collaboration is an essential step in sustainable transformation of the industry. It’s important to us at Filippa K to join forces with like-minded partners who are innovators in their own fields,” says Jodi Everding, Vice President of Sustainability at Filippa K.
Lenzing: Proactive partnerships enable systemic change
Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer Fiber of the Lenzing Group, comments:
“One company alone can’t solve the pressing issue of textile waste. It is proactive partnerships like this that enable us to move forward and bring about real systemic change. We’re working hard to make our industries even more sustainable and to drive the transformation of the textile business model from linear to circular. Further efforts from the entire industry are needed for this transformation to take place.”
Riopele: Innovation and Creativity to create a circular future
José Alexandre Oliveira, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Riopele, comments:
“At Riopele, through the aim of innovation and creativity, we manage to transform a new fibre into a sustainable differentiating fabric with outstanding performance. This collaboration with Filippa K, Lenzing and Södra 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. Through this pioneering project, we are setting an example of how fashion can be made with respect for people and the planet.”
For additional information, please contact:
Angeline Elfström, Business Development Manager, OnceMore
Phone: +46 72-583 48 87
Södra’s press room
Phone: +46 470-890 90
Södra was founded in 1938 on the idea that we are stronger together. We are now the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with 51,000 family forest owners as members. Together, Södra’s members own a world-leading industry that processes forest raw material into renewable products such as pulp, timber, building systems, liquid bioproducts and energy. Rooted in the forest, we grow the future.
About Filippa K
Swedish fashion house Filippa K has pioneered Scandinavian minimalism since 1993, with an effortlessly sensual approach that stands the test of time. Offering a complete wardrobe of refined essentials, the collections balance style and functionality to meet the real needs of everyday life. Filippa K’s mindful design approach revolves around three sustainability pillars – circularity, traceability and impact reduction – which are enabled by its partnerships and scalability efforts.
The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibres made from the renewable raw material, wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments. Its high-quality fibres form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant clothing to versatile denim and high-performance sports clothing.
Founded in 1927, Riopele is one of the oldest textile manufacturers in Portugal and an international reference in the creation and production of fabrics in fashion. Incorporating sustainable practices across the entire business, Riopele invests in the production of high-quality fabrics, based on natural, synthetic, artificial and recycled fibres. As a leading textile manufacturer, Riopele integrates the areas of R&D, Spinning, Dyeing, Twisting, Weaving and Finishing, offering a vertical production system that can meet the current demands of the fast-paced fashion industry.