To create fabrications such as viscose, lyocell and modal which have a soft, draping texture similar to silk, cellulose fibres generated from trees and plant pulp are dissolved in solvent and spun into textile fibres.
Given these fibres come from natural resources and are heavily processed, choosing more sustainable sources is vital to ensure deforestation risks and chemical pollution concerns are addressed.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainably managed forests. Wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group, producers of the TENCEL™ brand, is harvested from certified and controlled sources.
Lenzing’s innovative closed-loop production process, which transforms the wood pulp into cellulosic fibres is highly resource-efficient. The spinning process recycles water and reuses solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99% resulting in a lower environmental impact than conventional methods.
Similarly TENCEL™ Modal fibres are sourced from renewable raw materials such as beechwood which is harvested from sustainably managed forests. Renewable energy is used in the chemical recovery process further reducing the impact of the production of these fibres.
By using fabric made from TENCEL™ fibres, we can ensure a higher level of traceability and a more sustainable method of production that is kinder to our forests, waterways and environment overall.