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Halti sets the new bar

First product to make use of both Spinnova and imogo’s new technologies.

24th November 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Finland

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

The Cyclus unisex parka jacket is the latest addition to Finnish outdoor brand Halti’s urban Kallio collection.

The water resistant and windproof parka is made from Spinnova fibre and cotton and has been dyed with the high-precision dyeing technology of Sweden’s imogo.

This is the first product to make use of both Spinnova and imogo’s technologies. The parka will be available for purchase in spring 2023.

“We have extremely high criteria for all the materials we use at Halti,” says Halti’s CEO Aki Kuusilehto. “Not only do we look for recyclability and sustainability, but the materials we use must withstand wear and tear, protecting their users from wind and horizontal rain. It is fascinating to use new materials and learn how they work in practice. Our long-term aim is to make products such as the Cyclus unisex parka widely available to consumers, becoming wardrobe staples for everyday wear.”

Imogo’s patented technology is highly resource efficient, decreasing energy, chemical and water use by over 90% compared to conventional jet dyeing. The production process of Spinnova fibre uses minimal water and zero harmful chemicals and the fibre is fully biodegradable and circular. Spinnova announced its partnership with imogo in July 2022.

Together with its investor and joint venture partner Suzano, Spinnova aims to scale its global production to one million tons of sustainable Spinnova fibre annually by 2031-2033 – providing global fashion brands and retailers with a versatile and sustainable fibre at scale.

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