Orange Fiber made in Italy
Sustainable fabrics from citrus fruits
Orange Fiber is the world’s first and only brand to produce a patented material from citrus juice byproducts, repurposing them to create beautiful, sensorial materials that reshape your sartorial experience.
The fabrics are formed from a silk-like cellulose yarn that can blend with other materials. When used in its purest form, the resulting 100% citrus textile features a soft and silky hand-feel, lightweight, and can be opaque or shiny according to production needs.
Thanks to the process of industrial production that we developed and patented in Italy, then extended internationally, we can produce a high-quality fabric capable of bringing together two pillars from our Italian heritage – textiles and food – and respond to the demands of both innovation and sustainability in the fashion industry.
The exclusive fabric is produced from hundreds of thousands of tons of citrus juice byproduct, the so-called “pastazzo,” that otherwise would be wasted.
Orange Fiber is an Italian company made up of equal parts innovation and elegance. We create exquisite sustainable fabrics from citrus juice by-products that would otherwise be thrown away, representing hundreds of thousands of tons of precious resources. We envision a new life for these materials, transforming them into refined, ethereal fabrics perfectly suited to Italian tradition of high-quality fabrics and high fashion.
The company, founded in February 2014, is composed of 8 members:
- Adriana Santanocito, creator & founding partner, specialized in innovative textile design;
- Enrica Arena, marketing and communication specialist & founding partner;
- Francesco Virlinzi and
- Antonio Perdichizzi, entrepreneurs;
- Corrado Blandini, lawyer;
- Andrea Bonina, CTO;
- Giovanni De Caro, Financial Advisor;
- Moreno Petrulli, Product expert.