“Alternative” fabrics: Biofabrics made from plant sources

July 1st, 2023

The search for bio-based alternative fabrics, an important tenet of sustainability, is top of mind for fiber and fabric manufacturers these days. The companies featured here illustrate some of the different approaches that are being taken to reduce carbon, improve sustainability and deliver on the promise of more earth-friendly products without compromising the level of […]

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Lenzing’s Indigo Color technology is making denim ‘greener’

April 1st, 2021

Denim remains an important market for Lenzing, and the introduction of TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology is designed to help reduce the ecological footprint of denim fabrics and garments. Photo: Lenzing Group. Demand for eco-responsible alternatives in the denim industry is growing, as brands and supply chain partners seek greater sustainability. The Lenzing Group […]

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Biopolymers: a green alternative to plastic textiles

December 1st, 2019

Bio-based materials are an increasingly desirable (and versatile) base for textiles in a variety of markets. by Debra Cobb Within global manufacturing’s quest to become more sustainable, biopolymers are becoming an increasingly important area of development. Polymers are the chains of monomers, or building blocks, that make up many materials, including textile fibers. Biopolymers—created from […]

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Lenzing launches ecological fiber

August 29th, 2016

TENCEL® fabric made from sustainable forest wood raw material has received the EU award for the most eco-friendly production process, 99.7 percent closed loop circulation in the production and use of bio-energy. The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, manufacturer of TENCEL, is taking another step toward ‘circular economy’ solutions for the textile industry with the introduction […]

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