With the understanding that a true sustainability and traceability for the industry can only be achieved when each production step is considered, the 56th edition of FILO, international exhibition of yarns and fibers, took place from September 29-30, 2021 in Milan/Italy. Here, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, presented its wood-based cellulosic fibers, Tencel-branded specialty fibers, dedicated to a variety of highly specialized textile applications, are characterized by softness, smoothness, luxurious shine and flow.
As part of the space dedicated to Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto and Fashion B.E.S.T., the first Italian collective of responsible fashion designers, a selection of Tencel’s key technologies were under the spotlight:
- Tencel x Refibra, using cotton textile waste and wood pulp as the feedstock for cellulosic fibers, creating a circular solution;
- Tencel x Indigo Color, infusing pigment into fibers directly during the spinning process;
- Tencel Luxe, providing superior aesthetics, performance and comfort to be a perfect partner of other noble fibers such as silk, cashmere or wool;
- Tencel Carbon Zero, offering carbon-zero CarbonNeutral-certified products by Natural Capital Partners;
- Tencel x Eco Clean, bringing totally chlorine-free-bleached Tencel Modal fibers to the textile industry.
An important characteristic of cellulose is its biodegradability and compostability: at the end of their life cycle, cellulosic fibers can re-enter the ecosystem and create a closed loop. Lenzing’s production process itself mirrors the circular concept of nature: water and chemicals are re-used over and over, re-circulated within the system.