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.
Who we are
The company, founded in February 2014, is composed of 5 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; and Corrado Blandini, lawyer.
Orange Fiber is a portfolio company of FTL Ventures Inc, the global venture capital fund that helps new technologies and sustainable innovations create products and brands to evolve the fashion industry and help reduce its social and environmental footprint.
CEO & Co-Founder
Born in Catania, she studied Fashion Design at AFOL Moda – Milano, specializing in textiles, materials and new fashion technology. She personally conducted the research and development phase of the project with the collaboration of Politecnico di Milano. She is now in charge of design and product development.
CMO & Co-Founder
Born in Catania, she holds a degree in International Cooperation for Development as well as in Communications, where she has a diverse range of experiences in non-profit sectors and project management. She is now in charge of communication, marketing and fundraising.
Innovation, sustainability and quality to make the world a better place. A dream come true by pioneering an innovative process to extract cellulose from citrus juice by-product and transforming it into a refined and high-quality fabric for a totally new standard in fashion and luxury.