Tearfil was one of the companies present at the kick-off meeting of the FIBSUN project, which took place in Helsinki last June. On social media, the spinning company from Guimarães says it is proud “to be part of this project with Food4Sustainability to create textile yarns made from thistle fibers”. “Together, we are charting a path towards innovation and more sustainable productions while promoting alternative and environmentally responsible materials”.
The FIBSUN project aims to facilitate sustainable fiber value chains in European industries. “This project aims to support the development of resilient and competitive production systems and improve the provision of ecosystem services from degraded and marginal soils”, it also reads.
The project comprises a consortium of nine countries, 17 partners, six research organizations, and 11 industrial partners of which Tearfil is a part. The project coordinator is Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).