BERGANS OF NORWAY
Motivation from the Jury:
Cellulose-based materials have been around for a long time, but Spinnova has developed a never-seen-before solution that makes production far more sustainable. The closed process has removed harmful chemicals. The source can be forest product, textile, or agricultural waste and it can be continuously recycled to allow true circular material flows. At this early innovation stage, Bergans has partnered with Spinnova and the result has the potential to change the entire textile industry.
Design: Johannes Flem and Bjørnhild H Steingrimsen
Category: Hardware / Technology
The Collection of Tomorrow - a solution to close the gap that exist in a product’s life cycle – between recycling and new materials – making it fully circular.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
This is the world’s first industrially made product using Spinnova materials. Bergans believe that Spinnova’s innovative production technology for cellulose-based textile fibre has the potential to revolutionize the textile industry globally.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
A lifestyle product where you can bring your personal stuff in your daily life. Big opening to give good access to all the things you carry in it. Adjustable shoulder harness length.
The backpack is fully recyclable back into the same process without any disassembly. No harmful chemicals used in the material production process. Natural white color, unbleached. No color/pigment or water-resistant finishes used.
Spinnova - the raw material is FSC certified Scandinavian wood. Spinnova have developed a patented spinning technology which takes micro fibrillated cellulose as raw material and spins it into textile fibre. The closed process includes zero harmful chemicals, causes zero waste and the only side product is clean H2O.
Product weight: 370 g
Available in stores: 29 November 2020
Recommended retail price: € 150