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Lululemon and LanzaTech to produce fabric from waste

Jul 16, 2021
Lululemon and LanzaTech to produce fabric from waste

LanzaTech has announced its partnership with Lululemon Athletic Inc to create the world’s first fabric and yarn using the recycled emissions of carbon. It is reported that LanzaTech will use nature-based solutions to produce ethanol from carbon waste sources. The company is also working towards developing a partnership with India Glycols Limited and Far Eastern New Century to convert ethanol to polyester.

One of the most important elements of the circular economy is the recycling of carbon which keeps fossil carbon in the ground and also helps in reducing pollution. This innovation will also be help to Lululemon for transforming its products and bringing a change in the apparel industry alongside.

According to Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanaTech, the company understands that there is a need to bring a radical change in the way companies’ source, utilize, and dispose of carbon. With the help of recycling of carbon, companies like Lululemon can move away from virgin fossil resources and bring circularity to their products. This can help them to achieve their climate change goals related to carbon reduction. She said that this concept is termed “Carbonsmart”.

As per Ted Dagnese, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Lululemon, the company is committed to making products that are good in every way so that it can build a good future for itself, for the community, as well as the planet. The company understands the need for sustainable innovation in the future of retail and apparel. He also said that the partnership with LanzaTech will help Lululemon to deliver 100% of products made using sustainable materials and end-of-use solutions to move to a circular economy by 2030.

Lululemon has also released its first impact Agenda wherein it outlined its strategies related to social and environmental issues with 12 goals to bring in progress. The partnership between the two companies will help Lululemon to bring new technologies to the business. It is also seen that LanzaTech’s process sources carbon from various feedstock like industrial emissions, syngas, gasified agricultural or household waste, and atmospheric CO2. The company has also brought innovation to airlines, textile production, and home care companies with its process of capturing and recycling carbon before it is released into the atmosphere.

According to US Bhartia, Chairman, IGL, to create sustainable business models, it is important for the companies to partner with the technology leaders and other reputed companies so that they can together deal with major challenges like climate change. Rupark Sarswar, CEO, IGL, said that the company is excited to bring in this collaboration for the betterment of the planet.

Source – LanzaTech

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