The expansion of carbon-zero Tencel branded fibers to Refibra technology has been announced by Lenzing to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the launch of carbon-zero Tencel branded fibers. This move addresses 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 the commitment by Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, to achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
The pioneering Refibra 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 (SDGs) to limit global warming.
By offering carbon-zero Tencel fibers with Refibra technology, Lenzing provides the industry more sustainable material options right from the beginning of the product life cycle, bringing Lenzing one step closer to its goal of reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050.