As fiber innovation company Spinnova prepares to scale its sustainable fiber production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts to help commercialize its sustainable wood-based fiber. Shahriare Mahmood has started as Spinnova’s sustainability director. Mahmood joined Spinnova from 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.
Spinnova’s other textile expert appointment is Eun (Enja) Young Kim, who started as senior fiber application specialist in Spinnova’s R&D team. Engineer by background, Kim previously worked for fiber technology company Lenzing in Austria, where she worked in technical customer service of technical applications. She will be focusing on developing the Spinnova fiber’s quality and finishings.