March 13, 2014

Marimekko fashion show includes dress knitted out of birch cellulose fibre

The surface of the ready textile has a dim glow and it is pleasing to the touch.

The first garment made out of birch cellulose fibre using the Ioncell method is displayed at a fashion show of the design company Marimekko in Finland on 13 March. The Ioncell method, which was developed by researchers at Aalto University, is an environmentally friendly alternative to cotton in textile production. The dress produced for Marimekko is a significant step forward in the development of fibre for industrial production.