Orange Fiber is an Italian company founded in 2014 by Adriana Santanocito and Enrica Arena that manufactures sustainable fabrics for the fashion industry from the by-product of citrus juice. Together with the Politecnico di Milano University, the company has developed an innovative process through which the more than 700.000 tonnes of by-product that the citrus processing industry produces every year in Italy - and which would otherwise have to be disposed of with costs for the processing industry and the environment – can be turned into a high quality fabric.
Enrica and Adriana submitted the innovation for a Global Change Award, and their entry received a grant of €150.000 in 2016. After this recognition they were able to further develop Orange Fiber. As a result they launched the very first fashion collection made with the Orange Fiber fabric in 2017, together with Salvatore Ferragamo.