Regenerating cotton waste to create premium, renewable fiber for apparel, home and industrial applications.
Evrnu purifies cotton garment waste, converts it to a pulp, and extrudes it as a pristine new fiber for the creation of premium textiles. Their process can create engineered fibers with a wide range deniers, shapes, and properties. The Evrnu process creates very little negative environmental impact. Pre-commercial bench scale -prototype garments produced.
Producing Countries (2016/17 unless otherwise stated)
Chemical post consumer cotton recycling.
TBD (R&D stage)
Fiber Production 2016/17 (MT)
Growth in production (2016/17 - 2017/18)
Market Share of Total Cotton Grown (2017/18)
Projected growth in production
Yield (see accompanying “TE Position” notes)
Potential for GMOs to enter supply chains through feedstock as a result of over 80% conventional cotton being genetically modified.
Use of Hazardous Pesticides
Use of Synthetic Fertilizer
Preliminary LCA performed but technology is still in R&D
Water Consumption (m3/ 1000kg fiber*) or best practices used to conserve water
Minimal – bench scale achieved tens of gallons of direct water use/ kg fiber
Primary Energy Demand MJ /1000 kg fiber *
TBD (Pre-commercial). Preliminary data indicates that Evrnu pulping takes less energy than wood pulping. Fiber energy demand varies by solvent systems (ex: viscose, lyocell).
Global Warming (kg of CO2-eq/ 1000kg fiber*)
TBD (pre-commercial). Preliminary results of est. -1000 kg CO2e/ton pulp at lab scale when made with US textile waste, projected to reach -2000 kg CO2e/ton pulp.
Eutrophication (kg of phosphate-eq/ 1000 kg fiber *)
Social considerations / regulations
Verification / Certification (farm level)
Chain of Custody (supply chain)
Technology is compatible with an embedded fiber tracer to ensure chain of custody and facilitate end-of-life recycling.
Quality perception/ implications
Can yield higher quality fibers from low quality cotton input, with custom length, composition, and shape. Can exceed wood fibers in quality.