Lenzing Group has incorporated the Refibra™ technology in carbon-zero Tencel branded fibers to address the growing demand for circular fashion and carbon neutrality. As per a Textile World report, through this the group aims to provide more innovative solutions for fashion brands to meet carbon reduction targets and consumers to enjoy sustainable products.
The initiative demonstrates Lenzing’s solid commitment to build a truly sustainable textile industry. 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 to limit global warming.
Lenzing’s long-time partner and international denim brand, Jack & Jones has also incorporated 38 per cent of carbon-zero Tencel Lyocell fibers in its latest range of jeans to offer long-lasting softness, silky smoothness, enhanced breathability, color retention and being gentle on the skin.
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. Moving forward, Lenzing will continue to work with industry partners to reduce the product’s carbon footprint and offset unavoidable emissions to ultimately drive decarbonization in the textile industry.