New Cotton Project

This Action aligns with the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles 

8. Make the recycled fibers market competitive 

6. Strategically plan collection, sorting, and recycling operations 

4. Guide and support new business models for environmental, financial, and social triple-win 



The New Cotton Project harnesses collaboration and cutting-edge technology to create circular fashion. This project demonstrates a circular model for commercial garment production with a consortium of brands, manufacturers, supplies, innovators, and research institutes. The project is recapturing the valuable raw materials in discarded clothing and regenerating them back into high-quality, cellulose-based fibres that can be spun into new yarn, woven into new fabric, and designed into new clothes – again and again. The project also focuses on textile waste collection, sorting, and regeneration into textile fibres, as well as end-of-use apparel with take-back programmes. 



The project has been launched in October 2020. The objectives includes focusing on fiber processing and testing yarn production.



Fashion for Good, Aalto University, adidas, Frankenhuis, H&M Group, Infinited Fiber Company, Inovafil, Kipas Textiles, REv, Research Institutes of Sweden, Tekstina, XAMK.