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Spinnova, Energy Provider to Turn Agricultural Waste into Textiles

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Two prominent Finnish firms have entered into a “disruptive strategic” partnership to transform agricultural waste—typically burned or left to rot in the field–into textile-quality fibers. The collaboration between eco-friendly fiber producer Spinnova and state-owned clean-energy provider Fortum is a “great match,” according to a press release, because it’s born from two complementary trends: the energy…

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