Patagonia and Infinited Fiber Company, a Finnish circular fashion and textile biotechnology company founded in 2016, have signed a multi-year distribution agreement for Infinited’s regenerated textile fiber called Infinna. The virgin-quality fiber comes with the soft and natural look and feel of cotton. It is made from cotton-rich textile waste that is broken down at the molecular level and reborn as new fibers. Because it is made from cellulose, Infinna is biodegradable and contains no microplastics. Garments made with it can be recycled along with other textile waste in the same process.
The deal is an important milestone for both companies on their journey toward a textile circular economy. It guarantees Patagonia access to the limited fiber available in the coming years. The deal is also the first sales agreement announced for Infinited’s planned new 220 million euro flagship factory in Finland, which will be capable of producing 30,000 tons of the chemically recycled fiber per year.