Renaissance Fiber Sustainability Mission
Reversing the textile industry’s environmental impact is key to Renaissance Fiber’s mission. Renaissance Fiber’s operations mimic the natural ecology of the American Southeast coastline, enabling our proprietary processing technology to be environmentally invisible and carbon negative. Renaissance Fiber aims to not only minimize the negative impacts of the textile supply chain, but to also lead the industry with a net positive impact. Far from hyperbole, Renaissance Fiber is constantly striving to improve on this commitment to sustainability in every new partnership and venture. Our commitment to science-based and transparent operations ensure we remain accountable, not just to our partners and certifications, but to our legacy as a sustainable business, and obligation as individual stewards for a healthier planet for future generations.
Renaissance Fiber and the Environment
“Renaissance Fiber is built on natural science. We are a cleantech company committed to legitimate, long-term carbon negative operations and a net-positive environmental impact.”
Our company is confronting the environmental impact of the textile industry head on. We produce natural fiber through simple amplification of natural cycles. This allows us to interface in a gentle and biomimetic way with ecosystems: We can use their natural behaviors without upsetting them, and we can do this at scale. What does this mean for the textile industry at large? It means that seekers of clean materials and clean supply chains can now obtain them.
One of the most important environmental concerns is atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), and we can address that directly. First, our operations can be made carbon-neutral. The processes are not overwhelmingly intensive, and simple engineering solutions are readily available. More important, though, is that substantial CO2 uptake is a natural chemical outcome of our methods. This has captivated us at Renaissance Fiber, and is a focal point of our growth plans. It is indeed possible to effect carbon capture and storage through our process, and in doing so, becoming carbon-negative in a defensible and meaningful way.
Ultimately, Renaissance Fiber sees an opportunity to not only minimize the negative impacts of the textile supply chain, but to have a rare, net-positive environmental impact.
Renaissance Fiber and Traceability
Renaissance Fiber is science-based and data driven. We have built an extensive data collection system, and are developing new analytical methods to ensure our words are reflected in deeds. Our database is meant to enable us as well as brands, spinners, consumers, and our partners to make comprehensive decisions. The data also serve as the basis for industry certifications, life cycle assessments, and other third-party analysis, all of which we are pursuing, to ensure transparency and accountability, and reduce uncertainty.
About this page: Collecting and analyzing data, and communicating it clearly requires time and resources. This work is underway and will continue. The information presented here will expand and evolve as our operations develop and results become available. Please check back regularly for updates.