Reuben Selby showcases Infinited Fiber in Paris fashion week debut

© 2020 Infinited Fiber Company
Infinited Fiber Company is proud to be featured as the textile technology of the future in Reuben Selby’s eponymous debut collection, showcased in the idyllic courtyard of the iconic Ritz Paris today. The day also marks the fourth anniversary of the Finnish biotechnology company. Infinited Fiber’s technology regenerates used textiles into high-quality, bio-based fibers, and offers a solution for circularity in fashion.

Working with Kingston graduate Hannah Sheridan as head of design, Reuben Selby’s 14-look collection blends streetwear essentialism with contemporary high-end styling and details in an exploration of form, presented as singular items with two distinct cuts. Underlying the collection’s ideology is a desire to highlight the radical shifts required to bring the fashion industry into a new era of sustainability. Each garment has been crafted with careful consideration for the functional needs of the wearer, as well as the impact and purpose of production. 

© 2020 Infinited Fiber Company
© 2020 Infinited Fiber Company

“For my generation, and for me personally, designing a collection with anything but the highest sustainability credentials would just be wrong. I believe it is my duty to do everything the right way when it comes to my brand, and to also encourage other brands to follow suit. I am proud to work with and support Infinited Fiber Company’s cutting-edge technology, which can help me and the industry as a whole find solutions for some of the biggest problems of our time, and move towards zero waste and circularity,” the brand’s Founder and Creative Director Reuben Selby said.

Infinited Fiber Company was founded four years ago on this day, October 5, 2016, to commercialize a breakthrough textile recycling technology that offers a solution for the massive piles of used clothes currently being incinerated and piling up at landfills. The patented technology can use any cellulose-rich waste – including discarded textiles, used cardboard, or even agricultural waste like straw – and regenerate it into high-quality fibers with the look and feel of cotton. This can be done over and over again while retaining the high quality of the fibers.

In Reuben Selby’s debut collection, the regenerated fibers in the textiles are created out of 100% post-consumer textile waste.

The collection includes four individual pieces made with Infinited Fiber: a pair of cargo trousers and shorts both made of a denim fabric created with 50% Infinited Fiber, 50% organic cotton; a pair of cargo trousers made of denim created with 65% Infinited Fiber, 35% organic cotton; and a tailored top made out of shirting material created with 50% Infinited Fiber, 50% organic cotton.

“When designing the Infinited Fiber pieces, comfort and adaptability was key. From design to realization, circularity was embedded into every stage of the process, with any offcuts being sent back to Infinited Fiber to be recycled into new fabrics. In this regard, it was important for me to create garments that could be worn again and again and loved by the wearer. The two key shapes: the Cargo and the Shirt, encapsulate to me elements of utility, wearability, and comfort, hopefully creating a small collection of pieces which will be loved for longer,” Reuben Selby’s Head of Design Hannah Sheridan said.

Working the same impactful design fluidity and sophisticated flair recognizable from Hannah’s graduate collection into Reuben’s vision, the team presents a balanced contrast that highlights a desire to create pieces that complement the style of the wearer, not dictate it.?

“It is beyond exciting to see all the research and innovation we have put in over the past four years and more on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. Reuben Selby is an inspirational young visionary, and we are proud to have him as a champion of our technology. It is also such a joy to see how Hannah Sheridan used her sophisticated design flair to turn the fabrics made with Infinited Fiber into beautiful, wearable garments,” said Infinited Fiber Company Chief Marketing Officer Ann Sarimo.

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