TouchPoint: probably the most sustainable workwear in the world

TouchPoint: probably the most sustainable workwear in the world

April 5, 2019
Press Release: Spinnova

Finnish innovators team up to create the most sustainable workwear in the world

Finnish workwear company TouchPoint and Plastic Free World Conference & Expo participant Spinnova have this week announced a product development collaboration that could redefine the term sustainability in the workwear sector.

Work clothes are textiles made for heavy duty, the circularity and reuse of which TouchPoint has developed for quite a few years. Now the company wants to be among the first to also explore and utilize the possibilities that the new, ecological Spinnova fiber has to offer.

TouchPoint has made numerous efforts toward sustainability in the workwear industry – e.g. by developing take-back programs and using the most ecological textile innovations available, such as recycled polyester and man-made cellulosic.

“We’re excited and proud to collaborate with Spinnova,” said TouchPoint’s CEO Outi Luukko. “The company has boldly turned the global challenge with textile fibers into an opportunity, and managed to create a unique innovation. We both want to develop Finnish, sustainable textile expertise for international markets.”

Spinnova has recently entered a pilot phase in the development of what it claims is the world’s most sustainable textile fiber, produced without harmful chemicals. At year-end last year, the Finnish innovator completed its industrial-scale pilot line in Jyväskylä, Finland, and will therefore focus on joint product development with brand partners this year. In practice, this means developing prototypes of commercial products, where part or all of current materials will be replaced with Spinnova’s cellulose-based fiber.

“TouchPoint is a great example of what the textile industry should do to help commercialize sustainable materials – to get hands-on involved in developing the innovations already before there is an exact roadmap to commercial production,” commented Spinnova’s CEO Janne Poranen. “A common value foundation has helped this collaboration take off quickly and open-mindedly.”

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2019 will take place from Thursday 27 June to Friday 28 June, at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Frankfurt, Germany. To register for this highly focused and solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email peter@trans-globalevents.com

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