On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of CO 2 -neutral fibres of the TENCEL ™ brand, the Lenzing Group has announced the expansion of its fibre portfolio.
In the future, CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ Lyocell fibres with REFIBRA ™ technology will also be available in order to meet the growing demand in the industry for “circular fashion” and CO 2 -neutrality. The first CO 2-Neutral lyocell and modal fibres from the TENCEL ™ brand, launched last year, have rapidly gained popularity among industry partners including fashion brands, yarn and fabric manufacturers. The expanded offering has been available since September 2021 and aims to provide more innovative solutions to help brands meet their CO 2 goals while offering consumers sustainable products. Lenzing is thus confirming its commitment to reduce CO 2 emissions to net zero by 2050 .
The current market launch underscores Lenzing’s goal of building a sustainable textile industry that not only reduces the CO 2 footprint, but also focuses on improved recycling management with the help of REFIBRA ™ technology. This groundbreaking technology involves the upcycling of cotton scraps from the production of clothing and their conversion into cotton pulp. The cotton pulp is then mixed with sustainably sourced pulp to produce new TENCEL ™ Lyocell fibers. This innovation supports Lenzing in the implementation of its climate goals, which have been confirmed by the Science Based Targets Initiative, and in achieving the UN goals for sustainable development to curb global warming.
“More and more partners along the supply chain, brands and retailers are proactively looking for ways to reduce CO 2 emissions and thus meet the global climate goals of the United Nations. However, the fashion industry still has a long way to go to meet its net zero emissions goal. We hope that by providing our latest innovations such as the CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA ™ technology , we will make initiatives for CO 2 reduction common practice and thus ultimately create a CO 2 -neutral fashion industry, “explains Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business in the Lenzing Group.
Collaboration with brands and fabric manufacturers across the value chain
JACK & JONES, a leading international denim brand and a long-term partner of Lenzing, advocates more sustainability with its environmentally friendly products. This is also reflected in the latest jeans collection, which consists of 38 percent CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ Lyocell fibers. As a result, it reduces the ecological footprint, offers a smooth, long-lasting softness, improved breathability, higher strength and pleasant wearing comfort.
“The JACK & JONES team is delighted to be bringing even more sustainable products onto the market with TENCEL ™ that are both comfortable and of high quality. We can also show our tireless commitment to more sustainability in the fashion world, ”says Mikkel Hochrein Albrektsen, Creative Buying Manager at JACK & JONES.
In addition, Lenzing is expanding its collaboration with fashion brands around the world in order to integrate CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ fibres into their latest collections. From the leading Chinese lingerie brand Aimer, the Chinese premium home textile brand Luolai, the German fashion label ARMEDANGELS, the Danish clothing manufacturer Selected FEMME, the Korean fashion brand Cozynet, IMPETUS, the Portuguese manufacturer of high-quality fabrics and underwear, to the one in the USA resident retailer for home furnishings West Elm: Companies from the fashion and home textiles sector around the world are reviewing their raw material consumption in order to achieve the goal of CO 2-Come closer to neutrality. In addition, Lenzing works closely with partners such as Al Karam, Calik, Samil and WTS as part of a “reduce-engage-offset” approach in order to make the use of raw materials and technologies more innovative and to bring new, sustainable fiber types to the textile market.
“As a textile producer, it is our responsibility to improve sustainability in the textile industry,” says Luis Antonio Aspillaga, CEO of WTS (World Textile Sourcing). “We are proud to work with Lenzing and offer environmentally friendly products that contain CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ fibers and thus help protect our planet.”
We are building on the dynamics of CO 2 neutrality and the circular economy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
By expanding its product range to include CO 2 -neutral TENCEL ™ fibres with REFIBRA ™ technology, Lenzing offers the industry more sustainable material options right from the start of the product life cycle. In this way, Lenzing comes one step closer to its goal of reducing CO 2 emissions to zero by 2050. Lenzing will continue to work with industry partners in the future to reduce the CO 2 footprint of products and offset unavoidable emissions, thereby promoting decarbonization in the entire textile industry.
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