Nanollose Limited (ASX:NC6) to Launch Designer Clothes at Global Fashion Summit

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Nanollose Limited (ASX:NC6) (FRA:N0L), a leading biomaterials company focused on commercializing scalable technology to create fibers and fabrics with minimal environmental impact , is excited to unveil its world’s first garment made from 100% tree-free, forest-friendly NullarborTM lyocell fibers.

The garment was designed by Australian fashion designer Lee Mathews and will be launched in collaboration with leading man-made cellulosic fiber manufacturer Birla Cellulose at the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen on June 7-8.

Lee Mathews (www.leemathews.com.au) is a leading fashion designer in the field of ethical women’s fashion. Founded in Sydney and now with four Australian outlets, Lee Mathews has grown into a global fashion force selling across Australia and on several respected international platforms.

Birla Cellulose is a global leader in sustainable fibers and operates with an integrated value chain from forest plantations to fiber production. Its operations cover 9 countries and 12 manufacturing sites worldwide. The Liva and Livaeco fabric brands are from Birla Cellulose. These brands have become household names with major global brands, with a presence in several countries carrying Liva/Livaeco labels. Birla Cellulose is thrilled to be part of this new journey.

The 100% tree-free Nullarbor fiber was manufactured in collaboration with Birla Cellulose at their R&D facilities in India. The fiber was then spun into yarn by the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University, Victoria, using standard industrial yarn-making equipment. The resulting Nullarbor yarn was then supplied to Victorian knitwear developer, Knovus, who made two copies of the Lee Mathews-designed garment and sample samples using the latest zero-waste 3D knitting technology. The process has demonstrated that Nullarbor lyocell fiber integrates seamlessly with existing industrial equipment to produce high quality garments.

The production and promotion of this 100% tree-free Nullarbor garment complements Nanollose’s first pilot production in February 2022 which led to the creation of 250 kg of Nullarbor-20 ForestFriendly fiber from a blend of 20% microbial cellulose and 80% conventional wood pulp, and demonstrates the potential of the technology and the resulting fibers.

The Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen is the leading international forum for sustainability in fashion and encourages industry collaboration to generate positive impact. Participants feature influential voices in the industry, including commentators, visionaries, researchers, politicians, designers, environmentalists and journalists.

Launching at a highly respected global industry event gives Nanollose the opportunity to unveil the new garment and promote Nullarbor to a wide audience of industry professionals. With Nanollose’s innovative processes offering a potential solution to some of the critical environmental issues facing the industry, particularly deforestation, the company anticipates an increased level of interest following the successful launch at the summit. Progress is being made on a number of business development initiatives as discussions with several potential partners, including leading global fashion and textile brands, continue.

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Executive Chairman Dr Wayne Best said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Nanollose to show what designers and fashion brands can achieve by incorporating our forest-friendly Nullarbor fibers. To this end, Lee Mathews has incorporated several knits into the garment which highlight the properties and versatility of the fiber. We are also delighted to be able to share this opportunity with our colleagues at Birla Cellulose who have been instrumental in creating fiber.

“The Summit is the perfect setting to showcase our new Nullarbor apparel, the event attracting the brightest and most innovative in the fashion industry. With a focus on sustainability and driving positive change, we will have access to a wide audience who will set the agenda on the most critical environmental, ethical and social issues facing the industry and seek the solutions to address them.

By participating alongside our strategic partner Birla Cellulose, we expect to see an increased level of interest after the event, as more potential partners will be able to see and feel the benefits of fiber firsthand. »

Mr. Rajnikant Sabnavis, Chief Marketing Officer, Birla Cellulose, said, “At Birla Cellulose, we are committed to developing ideas that meet the demanding needs of the fashion industry while achieving our ambitious sustainability goals, if vital for the planet. The Summit is a great opportunity to showcase the innovation that has been co-developed with Nanollose to bring a non-forest fiber to life in combination with our own sustainable lyocell fiber. We look forward to more such developments and we have more innovations, especially in the area of ​​circular fibers. At Birla Cellulose, we will always strive to bring fashion closer to sustainability ideals.”

About Birla Cellulose

Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fiber business of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), is a leading producer of sustainability-focused man-made cellulosic fibers. Its natural fibers come from renewable natural sources from responsibly managed forests. Grasim Industries Limited, a flagship company of ABG, ranks among the top listed companies in India and operates the Indian facilities of Birla Cellulose.

Birla Cellulose operates 12 pulp and fiber sites around the world that apply closed-loop processes and environmentally efficient technologies that recycle raw materials and conserve natural resources. Its five global advanced research centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and pilot plants. Its innovative next generation products like Livaeco by Birla Cellulose, Liva Reviva, Birla Excel and Birla Spunshades are designed with superior sustainable credentials. Aiming to create a bigger and broader impact, Birla Cellulose actively collaborates with its value chain partners and works closely with organizations such as Canopy Planet, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), Changing Markets Foundation, Textile Exchange, WBSCD, Fashion for Good, among others, to continuously learn and apply best practices within its global operations and across its value chain.

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About Nanollose Limited:

Nanollose Limited (ASX: NC6) is an innovative Australian company that uses an inexpensive and environmentally friendly fermentation process to grow fibers that could become a sustainable alternative to conventional plant-based cellulose fibres. The company’s process, which uses feeds from a variety of large-scale industries such as sugar, wine and food, has the ability to produce “vegetable-free” cellulose. Cellulose is the hidden base polymer that most consumers know nothing about, but it forms a large part of the items used in their daily lives such as clothing, paper and hygiene products.

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