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Adidas to debut product with Spinnova fibre

Fibre technology involves no dissolving chemistry and originated from work to emulate the production of spider silk.

29th March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Jyväskylä, Finland


The Terrex HS1 hoodie is the first adidas product to be made with Spinnova fibre. Composed of a minimum of 25% wood-based fibres and organic cotton, the mid-layer knit for hikers sees adidas exploring a more sustainable textile solution. Working with the material’s natural colour, the hoodie is made without dyeing or bleaching chemicals.

A limited number of the Terrex HS1 will be made commercially available on and in other selected retail outlets with global reach from July, marking a significant milestone in Spinnova’s market entry.

“Spinnova is on a mission to transform the raw material base of the global textile industry by providing radically sustainable and high-performance textile materials,” said CEO and co-founder Janne Poranen. “We are very proud of the revolutionary results our teams have accomplished together. This launch is a major milestone on our joint commercial journey.”

Finland’s Spinnova has developed a fibre technology which involves no dissolving chemistry and originated from work to emulate the production of spider silk and spin filaments from cellulose.

The process uses no harmful chemicals and 99% less water than cotton, creates minimal CO2 emissions in production and is quickly biodegradable and contains no microplastics.

Spinnova has now partnered with Suzano, the world’s largest wood eucalyptus pulp producer, to build Respin, a commercial scale fibre plant in Finland, with output to become available later this year. The target is to build up to a million tons of global fibre production capacity per annum within the next 10-12 years.

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