- Cone Denim has announced that it has become the first North American denim mill to join the Circulose supplier network, dedicated to promoting circular textile production using Circulose, a raw material derived from recovered cellulose in old clothing.
- The move aligns with Cone Denim’s commitment to sustainability and circularity in the fashion industry.
Cone Denim has become the first denim mill in North America to join the Circulose supplier network, a network of yarn and textile producers committed to streamlining and increasing Circulose production across the supply chain.
“Our partnership in the Circulose supplier network underscores Cone Denim’s commitment to drive change toward a sustainable fashion future,” said Caitlyn Holt, Cone Denim director of product and innovation. “We’re committed to making the textile value chain circular by increasing the percentage of recycled content in the denim fabrics we design, develop, and bring to market.”
Cone Denim has announced that it has become the first North American denim mill to join the Circulose supplier network, dedicated to promoting circular textile production using Circulose, a raw material derived from recovered cellulose in old clothing.
The move aligns with Cone Denim’s commitment to sustainability and circularity in the fashion industry.
Renewcell, a pioneering leader in textile recycling innovation, announced the launch of the Circulose supplier network last month. The network is composed of yarn and textile producers committed to advancing the use of Circulose in apparel production.
Circulose is a next-generation raw material derived from the recovery of cellulose found in worn-out clothing and transformed into a dissolving pulp made from 100 per cent recycled textiles. The pulp serves as the foundation for various types of regenerated fibres, including viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate, and other man-made cellulosic fibres, the company said in a press release.
Joining the Circulose supplier network is among several initiatives Cone Denim is undertaking as part of the leading role the 132-year-old mill is playing toward the adoption of circularity in the industry.
Since 2022, Cone Denim has been actively participating as one of the US trial partners for accelerating circularity, a non-profit that catalyzes new circular supply chains and business models to turn spent textiles into mainstream raw materials. Through this programme, Cone Denim has incorporated recycled and circular fibres into products at scale. This includes offering denim brands RCS-certified, post-industrial waste (PIW) recycled cotton from its mills in China and Mexico.
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