Spinnova appoints international textile experts


Spinnova is a Finnish, sustainable fibre innovation company, announced that to scale its sustainable fibre production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts Shahriare Mahmood and Eun (Enja) Young Kim, to help commercialise its sustainable wood-based fibre. Spinnova has also appointed four other members to the team in its R&D and laboratory teams.

 

Mahmood has started as Spinnova’s sustainability director. He joined Spinnova from the renown Finnish children’s wear brand Reima. Mahmood has both an academic and a technical textile industry background. Graduated as a chemical engineer in Bangladesh and Master of Engineering in Finland, Mahmood has also worked in textile mills in Asia and Europe. With Spinnova, Mahmood focuses on supporting sustainability efforts of partnering brands and related pre-commercial and commercial phase supply chains.

 

Mahmood has experience of many different phases of textile manufacturing. In our team, he gets to personally close the loop. “We are excited to have access to Mahmood’s hands-on technology skills and in-depth sustainability knowledge,” Spinnova’s CEO and co-founder Janne Poranen, said in a press release.

 

Spinnova’s other textile expert appointment Kim started as senior fibre application specialist in Spinnova’s R&D team. Engineer by background, Kim previously worked for fibre technology company Lenzing in Austria, where she worked in technical customer service of technical applications. Kim will be focusing on developing the Spinnova fibre’s quality and finishings.

 

“Kim’s vast experience of cellulose-based textile fibres helps us ensure that our fibre succeeds in partnering brands’ supply chains and end products,” Poranen said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)

Spinnova is a Finnish, sustainable fibre innovation company, announced that to scale its sustainable fibre production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts Shahriare Mahmood and Eun (Enja) Young Kim, to help commercialise its sustainable wood-based fibre. Spinnova has also appointed four other members to the team in its R&D and laboratory teams.





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