Spinnova collaborates with Hyères-awarded Finnish designer Sofia Ilmonen

Spinnova and Sofia Ilmonen presented a collaborative collection made with innovative, wood-based SPINNOVA® fibre.

Innovative fashion with sustainable fibres

The first capsule collection was presented at Woodspin’s factory opening, the first commercial-scale facility producing SPINNOVA®. The fabric in all garments is 20% SPINNOVA® and 80% cotton. The navy-colored fabric has been woven in Finland and dyed with reactive dyeing and treated with enzyme treatment.

Second capsule from hot pink

Second capsule collection consists of two pink outfits which can be mixed and matched, including shoes made from SPINNOVA® fabrics. The pink collection is featured in "Fashion Redressed," a series presented by the Global Fashion Agenda and produced by BBC StoryWorks.

Sofia Ilmonen, Designer

”This collection demonstrates how a circular, wood-based fibre can be woven into something delicate and elegant. Working with Spinnova’s sustainable fibre is a dream collaboration for me.”

Diana Balanescu, Global Brand Director at Spinnova

"The design enables longevity for garments, which is a shared value between the designer Sofia Ilmonen and Spinnova. To change the fashion industry for the better, I believe we need both sustainable alternatives to the materials being used, as well as a shift towards simpler more regenerative design principles that can be easily recycled in the future. I am confident that innovative, value-driven partnerships such as Spinnova with Sofia Ilmonen can bring us one step closer to that goal."

Transformable garments

The garments are designed using 6-16 modules to create a total of five different silhouettes. The outfits are transformable, meaning that multiple garments can be created from the same modules. The collections were inspired by the material itself enhanced with Sofia’s feminine aesthetics. The modular structure enables the clothes to be sizeless and the concept also follows a zero waste pattern cutting method.