Celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers, the Lenzing Group has announced the expansion of carbon-zero TENCEL branded fibers to REFIBRA™ technology to address the growing industry demand around “circular fashion” and carbon neutrality. The first carbon-zero TENCEL branded lyocell and modal fibers, which launched last year, have continued to gain momentum among industry partners including fashion brands and mills. Available in September 2021, the expansion aims to provide more innovative solutions for fashion brands to meet carbon reduction targets and consumers to enjoy sustainable products, reinforcing Lenzing’s commitment to achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
The expansion demonstrates Lenzing’s commitment to building a sustainable textile industry, not only through the reduction of carbon footprint, but also via increased circularity through the REFIBRA technology. This pioneering technology involves upcycling cotton scraps from garment production and transforming them into cotton pulp. The cotton pulp is then added to sustainably sourced wood pulp to produce virgin TENCEL Lyocell fibers. This innovation reinforces Lenzing’s ongoing effort to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative and support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to limit global warming.