The Outdoor Industry Compass. Oct. 16, 2019, p. 8-9
Abstract: Bergans of Norway hopes to produce items more sustainably by entering into a production partnership with a new Finnish weaving technology specialist, Spinnova, that uses a mechanical process rather than a chemical one to obtain cellulose fibers from wood, straw and waste products, thus eliminating the risk of using damaging chemicals, as in the process generally used to obtain viscose fibers. Bergans will now test the new materials obtained through Spinnova’s process in its own products. The Norwegian company has been working on the development of more sustainable products for many years, partly by reducing the use of unsafe chemicals in the supply chain.