ISKO partners with MoRe Research to innovate and discover new possibilities for cellulose-based materials.

© 2021 ISKO
As one of the principle driving forces helping to create a fully circular fashion industry, ISKO has partnered with Swedish research and development company MoRe Research, a part of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, to investigate and develop new, sustainable technologies made from cellulosic-based materials, derived from waste textiles, for the company’s 25,000+ range of products. It is hoped that this research will also help make the production of cellulose-based materials more sustainable.

The global, leading premium denim ingredient brand is driving further advancements into the creation of a circular economy.

The work with MoRe Research feeds into ISKO’s Responsible InnovationTM strategy and will link with various sustainability projects the company is working on. For example, ISKO recently signed an agreement with HKRITA to license its Green Machine – a unique technology that fully separates and recycles cotton and polyester blends at scale. 

© 2021 ISKO
© 2021 ISKO

ISKO will leverage MoRe Research!s expertise and resources to find ways of repurposing the clean and toxic-free cellulose powders that are created from the decomposed cotton, as well as the recycled polyester and reintegrate this back into fabric production. By using all of the outputs from the recycling of textiles back into textiles, the prospect of a closed-loop system becomes more feasible.

“This is a strategic partnership where each of us is contributing our knowledge and expertise – ISKO in fabric development and MoRe Research in their work with cellulosic materials – to explore new possibilities and develop sustainable solutions that will help us reduce our impact on the environment and create a circular economy,” says ISKO CEO, Fatih Konukog?lu.

“We are very happy about the collaboration and feel a great responsibility in assisting ISKO in the company’s development activities. ISKO’s focus on sustainability is fully in line with our own vision of what must be done for an environmentally friendly future,” says Stefan Svensson, CEO of MoRe Research.

ISKO is a leader in sustainability for the denim industry and this partnership is just one of the many projects the company is working on in its ongoing mission to create a better industry and planet.

© 2021 ISKO
© 2021 ISKO

The investment in this new technology is the latest in ISKO!s ongoing drive for advancements in sustainability. As part of the company!s R-TWOTM program ISKO is also working to develop fabrics with a guaranteed minimum +50% GRS (Global Recycle Standard)?recycled content blend. This will significantly reduce the carbon and water footprint of a fabric, as well as make it easy to trace a garment!s sustainable journey step-by-step from the beginning of the supply chain through to the end product.

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