Birla Cellulose has produced viscose fiber using pre-consumer cotton fabric waste. The innovation has been done through in-house R&D and uses a minimum of 20 per cent pre-consumer industrial fabric waste. Fabrics from the fiber are said to offer excellent attributes similar to virgin fiber. The business will work on further developing products made with more than 50 per cent industrial fabric waste as well as post-consumer clothing as inputs in 2020. This new line of viscose is already being adopted and is available for sale to brands and retailers.
Birla Cellulose is part of Aditya Birla. Birla Cellulose is a leader in manmade cellulose fiber. The launch of recycled viscose fiber is part of its commitment for circularity and sustainable practices. The company is also working on developing fibers using post-consumer clothing as inputs in collaboration with technology providers and brands. Birla Cellulose has been in active collaboration with brands, technology providers and textile chain actors to integrate and enhance value. Going forward, Birla Cellulose will intensify and strengthen its specialty portfolio towards value-added green textile solutions for the future. The business will work on further developing products made with more than 50 per cent industrial fabric waste as well as post-consumer clothing as inputs in 2020.