Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. (TAF), of the Aditya Birla Group, has partnered with Bangladeshi textile manufacturer Simco; a collaboration through which the duo will combine the former’s Radianza fibre with recycled Cyclo cotton. Bringing together TAF’s gel-dyed textile – said to yield water, energy and chemical savings during processing comparative to conventional cotton – and Simco’s cotton, the companies hope to capitalise on mounting market demand for sustainable alternatives.