The US-based mill with facilities in Mexico and China will launch its first collection using viscose made with Renewcell’s Circulose pulp at Kingpins New York.
Circulose serves as the foundation for various types of regenerated fibers including viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate and other man-made cellulosic fibers.
Two fabrics include the circular ingredient. The Wonderwall is a mid-weight, rigid fabric made with a blend of RCS certified pre-consumer recycled cotton, Lenzing’s Tencel and 29 percent regenerative viscose made with Circulose.
A second complementary product is Eden, which is made with 31 percent regenerative viscose made with Circulose. Cone said the fabric’s stretch level is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of silhouettes.
“In creating these products, we’ve challenged ourselves as denim producers to develop fabrics that promote circularity in fashion with increased percentages of circular and recycled raw materials,” said Pierette Scavuzzo, Cone Denim director of product design.
The Circulose collection complements Cone’s other initiatives aimed at commercialising sustainable solutions. It actively collaborates with Accelerating Circularity, a charity that develops novel circular supply chains and commercial strategies to transform waste textiles into products that are used widely.