The "Independent" knot is a part of the "UK Fibre Supplier" line.
These fibres are from the company that has been supplying the world's oldest shaving brushes (est. 1919) from the UK with both badger & synthetic fibres for 40+ years now.
The name is very much a nod to fibres used in their inexpensive line of synthetics, as the fibres come from the very same source.
These fibres are known for having a good scrub to them without being scratchy, something that's absent in a lot of synthetic knots. The fibres are also soft when lathering and can almost get "crunchy" when drying, another unique element to these knots.
This knot has the amount of backbone and scrub(set at the right loft) I was looking for. The normal independent fiber is ok, but this one hits out of the park.