The North Face (TNF) and Spinnova, the Finnish sustainable materials company, have partnered to develop new high-performance, sustainable textiles for the outdoor apparel category, reducing the impact of the textile industry on the environment. Spinnova fiber is produced with minimal water usage, without harmful chemicals and with minimal CO² emissions. Furthermore, Spinnova does not contain any microplastics and is 100 percent circular, the Finnish company claims. The agreement is part of TNF’s goal to build more circular products and develop innovative materials while further reducing the environmental impacts of its products. Spinnova anticipates that the agreement with TNF could significantly contribute to its market entry, even if the agreement is not anticipated to have a material impact on its financial performance in 2021/22. In February, Spinnova announced plans to build its first commercial factory in Finland to meet the rising demand for sustainable materials from textile brands. The factory is expected to begin production at the end of 2022. A strategic partner that produces cellulose, Suzano, participates in the project.