Orange Fiber is the world’s first and only brand to produce a patented material from citrus juice by-products, repurposing them to create beautiful, sensorial materials that reshape the sartorial experience.
The fabrics are formed from a citrus cellulose yarn that can blend with other materials. When used in its purest form, the resulting 100% citrus textile features a soft and silky hand feel, lightweight, and can be opaque or shiny according to production needs.
Thanks to the low-impact process of industrial production that have been developed in Italy and patented internationally: Orange Fiber produces a high-quality fabric capable of bringing together two pillars from Italian heritage – textiles and food – and responds to the demands of both innovation and sustainability in the fashion industry.
Our technology is based on the extraction of high-quality cellulose from citrus juice industry leftovers, which represent 60% of the weight of processed fruits. We operate the first steps of production (where IP is more relevant) and outsource the secondary steps (fibre making, spinning and weaving) to selected partners and sell the final product to fashion brands, before printing and design. Our solution, to extract raw material from an industrial by-product, offers the opportunity to satisfy the increasing need for cellulose textiles and preserving natural resources – either by not disposing of industrial waste and not using up virgin natural resources.
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