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Viscose fibre uses timber pulp and recycled cotton

Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has produced a new viscose fibre mixing FSC-certified dissolving pulp and recycled cotton. This new fibre represents a key milestone in the transition initiated by the fashion industry towards a circular economy. Source: Timberbiz

Every year, 20 million tons of cotton textiles and 6.5 million tons of viscose textiles are consumed worldwide. They end up being converted into garments, bedding and personal care items, such as hygiene wipes.

As a solution to that waste, the company developed a viscose staple fibre made of 50% FSC-certified wood pulp and 50% post-consumer recycled cotton textiles.

The introduction of a new viscose fabric made from 50% recycled textiles represents an important leap forward for the global textile and fashion industries and proves that you don’t need to harvest virgin forests, cotton fields or oil wells to make high quality fashion materials at a big scale.

Tangshan Sanyou will use this technology to bring thousands of tons of recycled materials to market.