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CO Expo 2022: The Leading Edge

Be inspired by the latest sustainable material innovations. In partnership with Usha Yarns.

The fashion industry is on track to exceed GHG emissions targets by over 1 billion metric tons, and the materials we use are fundamental to addressing this challenge. 

In this slideshow we present latest innovation and scaleable solutions that can change this paradigm. Brought to you in partnership with Usha Yarns, whose vision is to reduce dependence on natural resources by complete transformation of industry waste into quality textile goods.  

The fashion industry is on track to exceed GHG emissions targets by over 1 billion metric tons, and the materials we use are fundamental to addressing this challenge. 

In this slideshow we present latest innovation and scaleable solutions that can change this paradigm. Brought to you in partnership with Usha Yarns, whose vision is to reduce dependence on natural resources by complete transformation of industry waste into quality textile goods.  

Sourcing Insights

Biofabrics are at the heart of future sustainable sourcing:

  • New biofabrics are being rapidly developed through partnerships between brands, suppliers and investors
  • They can sequester carbon and have the potential for positive social impact
  • Biofabrication can offer a solution for brands looking to improve their materials' biodegradability and circular practices

Look out for biofabrics suppliers which specifically use waste feedstocks.

Sourcing Insights

Biofabrics are at the heart of future sustainable sourcing:

  • New biofabrics are being rapidly developed through partnerships between brands, suppliers and investors
  • They can sequester carbon and have the potential for positive social impact
  • Biofabrication can offer a solution for brands looking to improve their materials' biodegradability and circular practices

Look out for biofabrics suppliers which specifically use waste feedstocks.

Usha Yarns Limited

MANUFACTURER, India

PARTNER

Best for: recycling textile waste into the finest yarn for fashion brands. Offering traceability, bigger lot sizes and chemical compliance.

Usha Yarns have been on a circular mission since 1995. Their dry process consumes almost 50% less energy than conventional alternatives.

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Usha Yarns Limited

MANUFACTURER, India

PARTNER

Best for: recycling textile waste into the finest yarn for fashion brands. Offering traceability, bigger lot sizes and chemical compliance.

Usha Yarns have been on a circular mission since 1995. Their dry process consumes almost 50% less energy than conventional alternatives.

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Orange Fiber 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy

Best for: award-winning, high-quality circular fabrics from citrus, for luxury and premium brands.

Orange Fiber is a patented cellulosic fiber made from citrus juice byproducts. The polymer is spun into a lightweight and silk-like, breathable yarn that can be blended with other sustainable materials.

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Orange Fiber 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Italy

Best for: award-winning, high-quality circular fabrics from citrus, for luxury and premium brands.

Orange Fiber is a patented cellulosic fiber made from citrus juice byproducts. The polymer is spun into a lightweight and silk-like, breathable yarn that can be blended with other sustainable materials.

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4tify

MANUFACTURER, United States

Best for: AI-customized fabrics and clothing from GOTS certified, regenerative and recycled fibres including antimicrobial and repellent finishes.

They are a tech-driven, full-service manufacturer producing garments with the help of data collected from 300,000+ consumers and 1000+ clothing brands.

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4tify

MANUFACTURER, United States

Best for: AI-customized fabrics and clothing from GOTS certified, regenerative and recycled fibres including antimicrobial and repellent finishes.

They are a tech-driven, full-service manufacturer producing garments with the help of data collected from 300,000+ consumers and 1000+ clothing brands.

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Dimpora

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Switzerland

Best for: fluorine-free and fully microporous membranes that are highly breathable and waterproof for the application in performance and outdoor gear.

Dimpora develop functional membranes, completely free from bioaccumulative toxins. 

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Dimpora

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Switzerland

Best for: fluorine-free and fully microporous membranes that are highly breathable and waterproof for the application in performance and outdoor gear.

Dimpora develop functional membranes, completely free from bioaccumulative toxins. 

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Nordshield

COMPONENT SUPPLIER, Finland

Best for: antimicrobial solutions for enforcing fibres, textiles and other surfaces, through a durable wood-based alternative.

NordShield have developed an innovative technology that creates an ultra-thin, durable physical layer that prevents viruses and bacteria without changing the look or feel of the surface.

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Nordshield

COMPONENT SUPPLIER, Finland

Best for: antimicrobial solutions for enforcing fibres, textiles and other surfaces, through a durable wood-based alternative.

NordShield have developed an innovative technology that creates an ultra-thin, durable physical layer that prevents viruses and bacteria without changing the look or feel of the surface.

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Pyratex

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Spain

Best for: natural, upcycled, and degradable luxury knit fabrics made from Kapok trees.

Pyratex develop alternative vegetally-based fabrics retaining the fibre’s usual natural properties. Global partners include Fiorucci, Pangaia, AZ Factory, Phillip Lim, Camper and ASICS.

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Pyratex

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Spain

Best for: natural, upcycled, and degradable luxury knit fabrics made from Kapok trees.

Pyratex develop alternative vegetally-based fabrics retaining the fibre’s usual natural properties. Global partners include Fiorucci, Pangaia, AZ Factory, Phillip Lim, Camper and ASICS.

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Renewcell 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Sweden

Best for: cellulosic fibre called Circulose® pulp, made from 100% textile waste, which can be transformed into virgin quality viscose or lyocell fabrics.

Renewcell’s unique technology recovers high cellulosic fibres from worn-out clothes. They are on a mission to recycle the equivalent of 1.4+ billion t-shirts every year by 2030.

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Renewcell 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Sweden

Best for: cellulosic fibre called Circulose® pulp, made from 100% textile waste, which can be transformed into virgin quality viscose or lyocell fabrics.

Renewcell’s unique technology recovers high cellulosic fibres from worn-out clothes. They are on a mission to recycle the equivalent of 1.4+ billion t-shirts every year by 2030.

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Studio Sarmite 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Germany

Best for: forward-thinking material innovation from industrial waste and byproducts.

Studio Sarmite are thought leaders in natural material design. They focus on creating high-quality materials that positively impact the environment.

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Studio Sarmite 

MATERIALS SUPPLIER, Germany

Best for: forward-thinking material innovation from industrial waste and byproducts.

Studio Sarmite are thought leaders in natural material design. They focus on creating high-quality materials that positively impact the environment.

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Do you have a specific manufacturing or fabric requirement?

Check out CO Create - our new tool that helps your ideal sustainable supplier find you.

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Do you have a specific manufacturing or fabric requirement?

Check out CO Create - our new tool that helps your ideal sustainable supplier find you.

Find out more

Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Tiffany Chen of Techstyle Solutions on the latest material innovations to watch, Anurag Gupta, MD of Usha, on the opportunities for recycled yarn, and Enrica Arena, CEO at Orange Fiber. - plus sustainable material pioneers and innovators.

Watch the recording of this session

Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Tiffany Chen of Techstyle Solutions on the latest material innovations to watch, Anurag Gupta, MD of Usha, on the opportunities for recycled yarn, and Enrica Arena, CEO at Orange Fiber. - plus sustainable material pioneers and innovators.

Watch the recording of this session

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

In partnership with Usha Yarns.  The vision of Usha Yarns is to reduce dependence on natural resources by complete transformation of industry waste into quality textile goods. Check out their presentation. 

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