CXI – Innovation for the future


Didriksons, the Swedish jacket brand, is presenting their pilot project: the CXI jacket. The project aims to showcase the importance of knowledge throughout the entire value chain and finding partners with the same ambitions to reduce environmental impacts. With this project, Didriksons continues to show their dedication to driving innovation and urge to leading the industry towards smarter and more responsible solutions.


Reduced carbon footprint

The CXI jacket is the first jacket ever made with EcoLactam®, a polyamide raw material that has a carbon footprint 70% less than that of regular polyamide.* Over 80% of Didriksons’ carbon footprint comes from raw material extraction and material processing, so the significant reduction in carbon emissions is in line with its dedication to reducing its environmental impact.

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Circularity and resource reduction

To create the garment with a circular mindset, the CXI jacket is made with a mono-material and trim-free design for a simplified future recycling process. Following Didriksons’ philosophy of responsible use of resources, the water-repellency is achieved through an innovative process that repurposes food waste, Bio-Logic® by Rudolf Group.


Enhanced traceability

Through this project, Didriksons has improved and refined its internal process of traceability throughout the value chain. Its long-term goal is to track every tier for every garment, from the raw material to the garment manufacturing. With knowledge and insights from every tier in the value chain, the right partners and processes can be selected, evaluated, and challenged for reduced climate impact throughout the production process.


Value chain for the CXI jacket:

Tier 4 Raw material: Fibrant, Netherlands

Tier 3 Yarn production: RadiciGroup, Italy

Tier 2 Fabric manufacturing: FOV Fabrics, Sweden

Tier 1 Garment manufacturing: Textilfabriken, Sweden

Tier 0 Brand: Didriksons, Sweden


"We want and need complete insights into our partners and their production processes throughout the value chain. This is to gain the essential knowledge necessary to take actions that make the largest positive impact."

Fanny Ekholm, CSR Manager, Didriksons


"As a raw material supplier, it is critical for us to be present across a brand’s value chain, given the added benefit we can provide. Usually, brands collaborate with Tier 1, 2 or Tier 3 partners in innovation projects. However, in this case, we were able to collaborate with Didriksons to develop a product from the ground up. Having a transparent and open dialogue between all partners from Tier 0 to Tier 4 was the foundation for the success of this project." 

Giovanni Henssen, Business Development Manager Sustainability, Fibrant EcoLactam®