- story by MaterialDistrict
Orange Fiber is a silk-like yarn, made from repurposed citrus juice byproducts. When used in its purest form, the resulting 100% citrus textile features a soft and silky hand-feel, lightweight, and can be opaque or shiny according to production needs. The yarn can also be blended with other materials.
The yarn is is produced from hundreds of thousands of tonnes of citrus peels, the so-called “pastazzo”, a byproduct of the juice industry that otherwise would be wasted. The result of the extraction is a polymer abt to be spun.
Thanks to nanotechnology, the material still contains essential oils and vitamin C that are present in the citrus fruit peel, which nourishes the skin. The oils are guaranteed to last at least twenty washing cycles.