World’s First Supply Chain Established For More Sustainable Polyester Fiber

A consortium of seven companies across five countries has jointly established a supply chain for more sustainable polyester fiber.

Instead of fossil materials, renewable and bio-based materials as well as materials produced via carbon capture and utilization (CCU para-xylene) will be used in the manufacturing of polyester fibers for THE NORTH FACE brand in Japan.

The project parties are Goldwin, in the role of the Project Owner, Mitsubishi Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation (all three from Japan), SK geo centric (South Korea), Indorama Ventures (Thailand), India Glycols (India) and Neste (Finland).

The polyester fiber produced from the project is planned to be used by Goldwin for a part of THE NORTH FACE products in July 2024. After that, the launch of further products and brands of Goldwin will be considered.

The seven companies ensure credible traceability of material streams throughout the supply chain and will jointly continue to proactively promote the de-fossilization of materials to contribute to a more sustainable society.