What is Infinited Fiber Company?
Infinited Fiber Company is a Finnish technology and fashion powerhouse with a patented technology to create premium-quality textile fibers out of cellulose-rich textile waste that would otherwise be landfilled or burned. This means anything from discarded jeans and cotton T-shirts to worn-out bedsheets. The result is always the same virgin-quality superfiber with the natural look and feel of cotton. On the label it’s cellulose carbamate, but you can also call it Infinna™.
What’s Infinna™? And what’s cellulose carbamate?
Infinna™ is the brand name for our cellulose carbamate fiber, the unique textile fiber we make from 100% textile waste. Infinna™ looks and feels soft and natural like cotton, but has its own character and properties. It works beautifully on its own for 100% regenerated textiles and blends easily with other textile fibers.
How is Infinna™ different from other textile fibers?
First and foremost, it comes from a great place! The raw material is textile waste, so nothing new needs to be cultivated or cut down to create Infinna™. It looks and feels soft and natural, and because it’s made from cellulose, it is completely biodegradable and doesn’t contain any microplastics. It has superior dye uptake compared to cotton and viscose, as well as naturally occurring antimicrobial properties.
What kinds of textiles can be made with Infinna™?
The fashion textile applications we and our customers have tried and tested are denim, single jersey, French terry, and lightweight wovens like shirting fabrics. We love all these fabrics! And as our journey is only beginning, we’re confident even more textile types will follow.
What makes Infinna™ a sustainable choice?
Circularity and helping the textile industry to improve its environmental impact are the foundation of our technology and the Infinna™ fiber created with it. Let’s start with the production process:
– Infinna™ is made 100% from textile waste that would otherwise have been burned or landfilled with detrimental impacts on greenhouse gas emissions as well as air, water and soil quality.
– To create Infinna™, nothing new needs to be grown or cut down. This means land and other virgin resources are preserved for other uses – including food crop cultivation and wilderness.
– Producing Infinna™ uses a fraction of the water needed to grow conventional cotton and our process is based on responsible chemistry: no organic solvents are needed. We don´t use hazardous chemicals, such as toxic carbon disulfide that used in viscose production. Instead, we use with animal feed greade Urea.
– Transparency and traceability are critical for monitoring the sustainability of textiles, and our first commercial-scale factory has this readiness built into the design.
Infinna™ itself is a high-quality textile fiber with technical properties that enable it to be used to make durable, colorfast textile products that are designed to be used for a long time. This is an important consideration when evaluating the sustainability of a textile. Infinna™ is also biodegradable, contains no microplastics, and textiles made with it can be recycled alongside cotton-rich textile waste once they are worn out beyond repair and reuse. Infinna™ makes circularity in textiles real.
Most clothes contain a blend of textile fibers. Is mixed textile waste a problem for your technology?
Yes and no. Recycling mixed textiles is always more difficult than recycling textiles made from a single material and designed with recycling in mind from the start. Our technology is robust and non-cellulosic textile fibers can be removed without disruption to the process. But because our fibers only use the cellulose in the raw material, all the polyester, elastane and other non-cellulosic materials need to be removed. The higher the cellulose content of the raw material, the more efficient our process. That’s why our preference is for at least 88% of the textile feedstock to be cotton.
This sounds exciting! I want to take part by sending you my old clothes for recycling. What should I do?
We’re happy to hear you’re with us! The best way for you to get involved is to take your worn-beyond-repair clothes to your nearest textile collection point. This way they will be delivered to the right place to be repaired, recycled or regenerated. Unfortunately we cannot accept textile donations from individuals – we work with official suppliers and sorters.
Where can I buy yarns, fabrics, clothes and other textiles made with Infinna™?
We work with amazing manufacturing partners and global brands, and there are limited edition capsule collections and garments coming to retail every year. We are currently in the process of scaling up our production capacity so that items made with Infinna™ become more widely available. Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot supply individual people or organizations with Infinna™ fiber (or yarn or fabrics produced from it by our partners) even though we’d love for you to get your hands on these.
This technology sounds like something I want to be involved in scaling up. What should I do?
We’re happy to hear! We are working to build the first commercial-scale Infinna™ factory in Kemi, Finland at the site of a discontinued paper mill. The factory, set to start commercial deliveries in 2026, will have a capacity of 30,000 metric tons of Infinna™ annually. As most of the future factory´s capacity is already sold out for several years ahead and the demand for cotton-like recycled fibers by far exceeds the supply in the global market, we aim to accelerate the Infinna™ capacity build-up by actively advancing the next, larger-capacity Infinna™ factories in close partnerships. Through this model, we target an annual production capacity of 500k tons of Infinna™ by 2030. If you are for example an institutional investor and would like to be part of that journey, please get in touch through our Contact us page.