About us

The textile industry needs to change. We’re here to make that happen.

The global textile industry faces complex challenges. Challenges that affect all aspects of the industry and are intertwined with the state of our planet. Among these challenges is the demand for more sustainable and fossil-free materials. As the global population increases, the necessity for alternative fibers that balance sustainability, performance, and affordability becomes even more important.

Join us on our journey towards Better fibers to all!

Our part in the value chain

We at TreeToTextile specialize in transforming dissolving pulp, primarily cellulose, into staple fibers intended for use in textile and nonwoven products. This approach allows us to provide sustainable and high-quality solutions that contribute to the advancement of sustainable and resource-efficient fiber production.

A win-win-win case for our planet, the textile industry, and consumers.

Our development

TreeToTextile was established in November 2014 by H&M Group, Inter IKEA Group, and LSCS Invest with the objective of developing a more sustainable process for man-made cellulosic fiber and commercializing the technology and fiber rapidly and widely.

In 2015, we established a pilot wet-spinning line at our development partner RISE in Mölndal, south of Gothenburg. This line served as a crucial initial step, facilitating the creation of fibers for the first proof of concept in textile applications. After successfully testing various garments like t-shirts, dresses, and jackets, the decision was made to transition from this smaller pilot to a demonstration scale. In 2021, we built the Demo plant, boasting a capacity of 350 kg/hour— a significant advancement from the original pilot line, approximately 100 times larger. This Demo plant incorporates commercial-scale equipment, strategically designed to be both compact and efficient. 

Our next step is to scale up the production and make the fiber available on the global market. 

Fiber development

We have developed a technology which produces a fiber that is new on the market. We have iteratively improved the process based on fiber analysis, findings from Life Cycle Assessments tracking the hot spots from the environmental credentials, as well as the cost indications based on process simulations. The outcome is a versatile fiber, with low climate impact at a low production cost.

Validating the promising results from our pilot-scale tests is essential, especially now as we move to continuous operations at our Demo plant in a commercial setting. It’s vital to verify and optimize the process for scaling up to full industrial levels, ensuring that it operates continuously within an industrial environment. This step is crucial to confirm the fiber’s viability and performance in real-world, commercial-scale applications.

Application development

To support the industry in how to use our new fiber, we conduct application development trials to identify our fiber’s superiorities and enhancement in different types of processing and end applications. We perform these trials in collaboration with various stakeholders from the industry, to verify that our developments are applicable for both the industry and the end consumers. In this way, we set the basic recipes on how to use our new fiber to make it available for a broad market.

Reach out to us if you would like to be part of this development.

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Our owners

Collaboration is one of the core values of TreeToTextile. We are born through collaboration between our founder Lars Stigsson, our owners, research partners and team members. Through the strong support of our owners, we develop and commercialize our new innovative cellulose fiber.

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H&M Group

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group include the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, H&M HOME and ARKET as well as Afound.

For further information, visit hmgroup.com

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LSCS Invest

LSCS Invest AB, registered in Lomma, Sweden, is a family-owned investment company. The main activities constitute of investments in development companies with the focus on sustainable processes for the manufacturing and reuse of textile fibers and materials as well as companies developing new technologies within the biomaterial/energy sectors.

The company was established in 1989 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Mr. Lars Stigsson.

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Inter IKEA Group

Inter IKEA Group is the group of companies that connects IKEA franchisees with range development and suppliers, and aligns the overall IKEA strategic direction. All to create a better everyday life for the many people. The Group includes Inter IKEA Systems B.V. – the worldwide IKEA franchisor – as well as range development, supply and certain industry activities.

For further information, visit inter.ikea.com

Stora Enso

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials and wooden construction, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

For further information, visit storaenso.com

Our memberships

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Our management

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Roxana Barbieru
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Magnus Armtoft
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Ida Alnemo
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Nina Ekstrand
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Viktoria Flygare
Robin Grankvist
Niclas Nelson
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Andreas Nilsson
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Olli Ylä-Jarkko
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Åsa Östlund (PhD)

Our Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct provides guidance on how employees, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders should be treated in a legal, fair, and ethical manner. We want to be a responsible company. Our activities must be handled with respect and we must take into account human rights, human safety, health and the environment. We comply with current legislation, uphold good business ethics and strive for long-term and trusting relationships.

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