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New partner will help Spinnova commercialise its wood-based yarn

Finnish bio-yarn producer Spinnova has agreed a partnership with textile and clothing designer Marimekko which it hopes will help its wood-based yarn make a significant impact on the textile market.

Spinnova is a spin off of Finnish research institute VTT. It has established a method of turning wood fibres into yarn “without complex chemical processes”. 

Marimekko will use its expertise in the fashion and textile industry to support Spinnova in its effort to develop and commercialise its textiles. 

”We believe that cooperation between the textile industry and innovative companies such as Spinnova is key in bringing new materials to the market,” said Tiina Alahuta-Kasko, president and CEO of Marimekko. “It is great to see that such globally significant expertise and technology needed for material development exist in Finland.”

For his part, Janne Poranen, founder and CEO of Spinnova, said the partnership with Marimekko will provide his company with “the valuable expert knowledge and industry know-how that we need to help us expedite the global commercialisation of our ecological product.”

Image courtesy of Spinnova.

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