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Global Pulp OnceMore® by Södra Partners & brands

Sustainable will never be out of fashion

Making sustainable choices is a trend that persists among consumers worldwide. This means that there are many good reasons to produce textiles based on our recycled and renewable OnceMore® pulp. And to let end consumers know that the choice exists.

From linear to circular

The value chain of the fashion and textile industries has traditionally been linear. It starts with raw materials and ends with waste, which most often ends up in a landfill.

OnceMore® by Södra redefines this linear process and makes it circular. Now, a sweater can become a sweater again. In a market where consumers are becoming increasingly conscious, this is a game-changer.

OnceMore® uses large volumes of recycled polycotton blends. The finished dissolving pulp contains proportions of recycled textiles ready to become a textile once more.

The proportion of recycled textiles in the OnceMore® pulp opens up new possibilities for clothing manufacturers and brand owners to certify their end products according to standards such as RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) – where the levels of recycled materials are crucial. Södra received its certification (1) according to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) on 24 June. (1) Certified by Control Union, CU 1059293.

We also have the ambition to be able to handle colored textiles in the future OnceMore® process. Development work is ongoing.

Long-term value

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® by Södra 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 the OnceMore® process. 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.

Do you want to know more?

If you’re interested in partnering with us on this exciting journey or if you want to learn more about OnceMore® by Södra, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to tell you more and to answer your questions. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

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