About the Company
After conducting a feasibility study at The Polytechnic University of Milan, Santanocito and Arena patented the technology and co-founded Orange Fiber in 2014. They presented the first prototypes of fabric from their process that same year. Since their founding, the company has received funding and awards from a number of European brands, NGOs, and government programs. In 2017, Salvatore Ferragamo presented the first fashion collection made with Orange Fiber fabric. Orange Fiber then partnered with H&M for their Conscious Exclusive collection in 2019.
Acetylated cellulose fibers are blended with silk, cotton, or elastane to create various fabric types.
With the company’s patented method, cellulose is extracted from citrus waste and chemically processed into polymers that are spun into fibers.
Fashion and accessories
Selected Brand Partnerships