Tearfil chooses sustainable DuPont™ Sorona® fiber

Posted December 10, 2020


WILMINGTON, Del. – DuPont™ Sorona® and the Portuguese spinning mill Tearfil announced a collaboration to develop sustainable and high-performing staple yarns for the apparel industry.


Tearfil is committed to creating smarter, cleaner and more sustainable yarns, and choosing Sorona® was a natural solution for the spinning mill. 


“We believe collaboration is the key ingredient to creating the best products. We recognize that our magic is only possible thanks to our trusted fiber and technology partners. Sustainability or performance: why not have it all? Through working with the Sorona® team, we prove how future-oriented high-performance textiles can also be eco-friendly and eco-conscious,” said Maria de Belém Machado, CEO at Tearfil. 


Sorona® is made up of 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients. Offering a sustainable alternative to traditionally non-recyclable materials, the eco-efficient fiber is the choice of many renowned brands, such as The North Face, Helly Hansen and Stella McCartney. Sorona® features many performance attributes, including softness, stretch, shape recovery, flexibility, ease-of-care and stain-resistance without the need for topical treatments. From flexible yoga wear to denim to everything in-between, Sorona® can make any textile look good, feel good and do good. 


The Sorona® fiber turns a formerly chemically-based process into a biological one, using 30 percent less energy and releasing 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than Nylon 6. Sorona® is also a member of the Textile Exchange, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Ellen McArthur Foundation. It is a USDA certified bio-based product and received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification.


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