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Infinited Fiber Company replaces virgin textile raw materials with used fibres

Infinited Fiber Company’s Infinna™ is a regenerated and biodegradable textile fibre crafted from used textiles that have been discarded and collected, offering an alternative to virgin textile materials, such as cotton and linen. This solution can tackle the mounting challenge of textile waste and diminish dependency on virgin raw materials extraction.


Tim Forslund

Specialist, Nature and the economy

Riku Sinervo

Senior Lead, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions



Conventional fibre production is notorious for its intensive water, chemical and land use. The industry has seen many examples of mismanagement of environmental and social impacts, while demand for textiles has only continued to increase. The life cycle of most garments remains short and only a limited amount of textiles are reused or recycled through processes that rely on some virgin fibre.   


The patented recycling technology transforms collected cotton-rich textiles into Infinna™ textile fibre through a carbamation process, in which it reacts with urea. Infinna™ is a high-quality, circular alternative to conventional fibres like cotton, viscose and polyester, which can reduce and even completely eliminate the need for inputs of virgin fibres. Infinna™ fibre is compatible with existing manufacturing supply chains.   

“Infinited Fiber shows that innovative companies can help bigger companies in their circularity and nature efforts. By using circular textiles, companies can reduce both their climate and nature impacts.” 

Riku Sinervo and Tim Forslund, Sitra

Biodiversity impacts

Infinna™ helps to decrease the need for land use associated with the production of virgin raw materials used in most clothes today, as well as heavy water use, pollution and climate impacts.   

Benefits for the company

By providing a competitive, high-quality alternative that reduces the impacts on nature associated with producing virgin fibres, Infinna™ can differentiate itself in the market. The existing EU regulatory landscape is also helping to increase the capacity to grow Infinna™ production. One example is mandatory post-consumer textile waste collection, which serves to provide Infinited Fiber Company with a consistent and accessible supply.    

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