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20/20 vision with Säntis RCO100 products

The technology is indestructible through the entire textile supply chain, auditable and traceable in real-time.

8th June 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Säntis Textiles is partnering with FibreTrace to develop a unique traceable ID specifically for RCO100 fibres, yarns and fabrics which are recycled from cotton waste.

In 2021, through its ongoing partnership with fashion brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Jeans and Lacoste, Säntis  recycled a record-breaking 100,000 tons of pre-and-post-consumer cotton waste.

FibreTrace technology gives brands 20/20 vision of their supply chains at every step from sourcing of raw fibre to store, combining physical and digital technology to provide unparalleled intelligence. It is indestructible through the entire textile supply chain, auditable and traceable in real-time, verifies brand claims, builds trust and engages the consumer.

“With an increased appetite from brands around the globe wanting to adopt more circular approaches, we are keen to support ongoing steps towards enhancing the longevity of the industry,” said Annabelle Hutter, creative director at Säntis Textiles. “A core part of our growth strategy is developing fibre tracing technology for our one-of-a-kind recycling technology, so we’re delighted to be working with FibreTrace, a leader in this field, to help to develop this. This project, alongside many others, will help shape the future of textile circular solutions.”

“Through its partnership with FibreTrace, Säntis Textiles has taken a bold first step towards full transparency throughout its entire production process, from recycled feedstock to the final garment for its pioneering RCO100 products,” added Crispin Argento, chief operating officer at FibreTrace. “Using the power of the FibreTrace digital and physical transparency solution, Säntis will refine the future of circularity in textiles.”

RCO100 technology uses both pre-consumer industrial waste and post-consumer cotton garment waste to produce 100% recycled cotton yarns without the use of chemical processes or regenerated fibres.

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