The Swedish innovation company re:newcell has developed a patented process for recycling of cellulosic based textiles, such as cotton and viscose. The process will reduce transport distances, allow more land for food production and reduce waste
re: newcell 's process disintegrates the recycled cotton fibers down to cellulose molecule level and then the fibers are built up again to high-grade dissolving pulp. The dissolving pulp is then used in spinning mills and forms viscose and lyocell thread through two different techniques. The threads are then woven or knit to clothes or other textile products. The company is currently building the world’s first production line for textile pulp from recycled textiles in Kristinehamn, Värmland.