RE:NEWCELL \ri-?nü-?sel\

n. 1 a: A breakthrough method of “regenerating” high-quality textiles from used cotton and cellulosic fibers (such as viscose and lyocell). b: Involves shredding old clothing, then dissolving it into a pulp that can be spun into new viscose threads. 2: Developed by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in partnership with Swedish companies like SKS Textile, Borås, and Wargön Innovation, all of which helped create the world’s first Re:newcell dress seen above. 3: Will be scaled up for commercial production at the first Re:newcell fabric-recycling fabric, capable of processing 2,000 tons of textiles per year, when it opens in the next year and a half.