Södra is making major investments in OnceMore®, both in the expansion of the production and in the development of the process. The work will continue during the foreseeable future and the goal is to eventually be able to recycle higher volumes and more types of textiles.
For customers, as well as the fashion industry and end consumers, the value of innovations such as OnceMore® and a circular textile industry will increase in the coming years. Pressure from new laws and guidelines on producer responsibility, certification and sorting will no doubt accelerate this development.
With our experience from decades of work with renewable and traceable raw materials and our highly efficient logistics flows, Södra has the opportunity to make OnceMore® a long-term solution to the global problem of textile waste.
Collaboration is key
Collaboration is a crucial requirement for maximising the sustainability benefits of OnceMore®. Cooperative partnerships must be formed with many different stakeholders throughout all levels of the value chain. Building up such a network of connections is challenging, but considering the mutually beneficial nature of these partnerships, we are convinced that it is possible.