Danish affordable luxury brand GANNI announces their first launch of products made partly with Circulose® within their ‘Fabrics of the Future’ initiative, an ambitious in-house programme dedicated to researching and developing innovative materials that will help inform the transition towards a more circular and lower impact fashion industry. The launch of these exclusive styles coincides with the Global Fashion Summit, the world’s leading summit on sustainability in Fashion. During the summit, GANNI will host pop-ups around Copenhagen and in the brand’s Copenhagen Flagship Store.
“Through Fabrics of the Future we are committed to supporting start-ups in scaling their innovations. Fabric innovations will play a crucial role in making fashion more circular as well as creating lower impact materials, but for that to happen brands need to place bets and take risks. We refuse to accept the industry status quo and with this initiative, we have created a solid framework where research, innovation and cross-industry knowledge sharing can live together. ” — Nicolaj Reffstrup, GANNI Founder
Circulose® is a new natural material made by recovering discarded cotton textiles into a dissolving pulp. In a breakthrough process powered by 100% renewable energy, Circulose® transforms discarded textiles into a new material that needs no cotton fields, no oil, and no trees. As a soft introduction, two pants in the Pre-Fall collection will be made of 100% viscose of which 15% is Circulose® recycled from discarded textiles at Renewcell’s plant in Sweden. GANNI is committed to incorporating more of the material into future collections and is already working on other styles upcoming collections.
“Working with progressive brands like GANNI is essential to our effort to make fashion circular at scale — we need their help to prove the quality and style potential of Circulose®. It’s a major milestone for us to make it into GANNI’s main collection. Circulose® changes fashion from the inside by liberating designers from the old constraints of textile-to-textile recycled materials. We are grateful for GANNI’s leadership and look forward to expanding our collaboration as we proceed to open our new commercial scale recycling plant Renewcell 1 in Sundsvall, Sweden, this summer.” — Patrik Lundström, Renewcell CEO