Finnish Spinnova Won Fast Company’s World Changing Idea Award in Experimental Category.
Fast Company is a respected American business magazine that focuses on technology, business and design. Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all. Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2019 introduces 17 winning solutions that could save the planet, and Spinnova has won the Experimental category with their new technology for creating fiber from cellulose.
World Changing Ideas celebrates businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are helping shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future. This year’s 17 winners were picked from a list of hundreds of finalists, which were chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 total entries.
This is the first year for having the Experimental category in the contest, and it highlights concepts, prototypes and just-launched ideas that have the potential to change how we think about an issue. Spinnova’s sustainable fibre innovation is a perfect example of a circular economy innovation.
Spinnova’s innovation is a breakthrough method that can produce textile-ready fibre out of cellulose without a dissolving process or harmful chemicals. They have been testing with different kinds of raw materials like wheat straw, carrot peels and recycled cotton clothing. Spinnova recently completed its industrial scale pilot production line in Finland, and will now start carrying out product development projects with brand partners. In practice, this means making prototypes of commercial textile products, where part or all of current materials will be replaced with Spinnova’s cellulose-based fibre.
We’re thrilled to see Spinnova make this remarkable list of innovative solutions. It’s important in today’s world to give recognition to companies, whose purpose and business are based on sustainability. We work hard to scale up an innovation that global, critical challenges like climate change desperately need,
comments Spinnova’s CEO Janne Poranen.
Happy Textiles congratulates Spinnova for this distinguished award!