Textiles and other fibers

Textiles made out of wood-based biomass offer an interesting option

With increasing consumer interest in environmentally friendly choices, textiles made out of wood-based biomass offer an interesting option

The production process requires much less water than cotton and the transition towards wood-based materials would also free land for food production. It has been estimated that if the current harvesting surplus in Finland would be transferred to fibers, it could replace 20% of the cotton in the world. In addition to being sustainable, textiles made out of wood fibers are pleasant to wear and touch. They can be utilized in several types of products in the textile industry, such as clothes and materials for interiors.

In Finland, the numerous ongoing research projects for developing wood-based fibers for the use of the textile industry have already created solutions with commercial potential. In the future, wood fibers could be used to replace cotton and synthetic fibers.

Textiles & other fibers

With increasing consumer interest in environmentally friendly choices, textiles made out of wood-based biomass offer an interesting option. The production process requires much less water than cotton and the transition towards wood-based materials would also free land for food production. It has been estimated that if the current harvesting surplus in Finland would be transferred to fibers, it could replace 20% of the cotton in the world. In addition to being sustainable, textiles made out of wood fibers are pleasant to wear and touch. They can be utilized in several types of products in the textile industry, such as clothes and materials for interiors. 

In Finland, the numerous ongoing research projects for developing wood-based fibers for the use of the textile industry have already created solutions with commercial potential. In the future, wood fibers could be used to replace cotton and synthetic fibers.