The need for textile fibers is growing – by 2050, a tripling are expected. The explanation explains in the urbanization and a growing middle class. The production of oil-based textile fibers and cotton fibers has already peaked and stresses the environment in different ways. This project aims to investigate if, and how, sustainable bio-based textile production can be achieved through the production of textile fibers from raw wood material or recycled bio-based textiles.
The project is a strategic initiative to develop the area around the non-woven and textile materials in Sweden. It should be done by creating a knowledge platform for new cross-industrial collaboration, and by developing proof- of-concepts. The project aims to illustrate the global market potential and to establish knowledge for increased innovation.