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New fade-resistant black denim features Lenzing Modal and Repreve  Beth Wright | 24 Oct 17

US textile major Cone Denim has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing and US yarn marker Unifi on what the trio claim is the industry's first certified fade-resistant black denim, made from Lenzing Modal and Repreve recycled filament fibres.


Lenzing opens Hong Kong innovation facility Hannah Abdulla | 12 Sep 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has opened up a state-of-the-art fibre and fabric testing center in Hong Kong and says the facility will bring it closer to its partners along the value chain in Asia.


Noble Biomaterials rolls out sustainable anti-odour fabrics Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jul 17

Antimicrobial solutions provider Noble Biomaterials has introduced a new range of sustainable high-performance activewear fabrics with anti-odour properties. 


Arvind reveals sustainable focus with Tencel Beth Wright | 6 Jul 17

Indian denim giant Arvind has revealed a focus on sustainable fibres in its latest collection, utilising Lenzing's Tencel branded lyocell fibre.


Lenzing expanding speciality fibres business with Thai unit Beth Wright | 30 Jun 17

As part of its strategy to increase its share of speciality fibres as a percentage of revenue, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is establishing a Thai subsidiary and build a "state-of-the-art" lyocell fibre production plant near the capital city of Bangkok by the end of 2020.


First third-party audit of forest-based fabrics Beth Wright | 25 May 17

Austrian fibre company Lenzing has become the first of the world's leading viscose fibre producers to undergo an audit designed to assess their progress on eliminating endangered forests as the source of the raw material in their products.


Lenzing to launch new eco-friendly viscose fibre Beth Wright | 24 May 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to unveil a new brand of eco-friendly viscose fibre this autumn in a move it claims will set an industry-wide benchmark in the sustainability and transparency of viscose fibres.


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 18 May 17

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  


Lenzing books "best" quarter in company's history Beth Wright | 17 May 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing expects a "significant improvement" in earnings in 2017 compared to last year, and has hailed its sCore Ten strategy after booking the best quarter in the company's history.


Higher fibre prices and sales lift Lenzing FY Beth Wright | 22 Mar 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.


Lenzing Viscose and Moda fibres earn Biobased certification Beth Wright | 17 Feb 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Viscose and Moda fibres, including all their subtypes.


Lenzing develops fibre from cotton and wood scraps Michelle Russell | 8 Feb 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has developed a new fibre based on cotton scraps and wood as part of its efforts to drive circular economy in the textile industry.


Wolford develops Cradle-to-Cradle recyclable lingerie line Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 17

Austrian hosiery business Wolford AG is to create a completely recyclable lingerie product line as part of a collaboration with some of the industry's leading smart textile firms.


Lenzing and Jeanologia team up on laser finishing Beth Wright | 31 Jan 17

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with Spanish technology firm Jeanologia to demonstrate the advantages of laser finishing on Tencel fabrics and garments.


Proposed EU viscose rayon tariff threatens US supply chain Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 17

The US government is considering imposing tariffs on 85 European imports – including viscose rayon staple fibre – in retaliation for what is says is the EU's discrimination and ban on American beef products.


Apparel Sourcing USA returns to New York in January Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 16

The Apparel Sourcing USA trade show will feature representives from eight global sourcing destinations – as well as India, Hong Kong and Taiwan – when it returns to New York in January, covering finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label suppliers.


Lenzing invests $293m in new US Tencel fibre plant Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to build a state-of-the-art Tencel fibre plant in the US as part of its strategy to increase its share of speciality fibres as a percentage of revenue. 


Lenzing books "substantial" 9-month earnings increase Beth Wright | 16 Nov 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing  has offered an optimistic outlook as it revealed a "substantial increase" in both revenue and earnings in the first nine months of 2016, thanks to significant improvements in cash flow and the continued implementation of a new group strategy.


Lenzing leads the field in forest-free viscose ranking Beth Wright | 24 Oct 16

Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world's rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests.


Patagonia buys into Tencel made from cotton scraps Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 16

Lenzing’s new closed-loop Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics is to be used by outdoor clothing brand and retailer Patagonia, with the first products set to launch next spring.


SAC and Lenzing join life cycle assessment tool Michelle Russell | 6 Oct 16

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Austrian fibre company Lenzing are joining a database project to measure the environmental impact of materials used in apparel and footwear supply chains.


Lenzing develops tool to measure fabric softness Beth Wright | 14 Sep 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has teamed up with German instrument manufacturer Emtec Electronic to come up with a new method to measure softness in textiles.


Lenzing strategy boosts "significantly improved" H1 Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook as it revealed "significantly improved" first-half earnings and sales thanks to the disciplined implementation of its new group strategy. 


A resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden its base Debra Cobb | 15 Aug 16

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City, had its usual upbeat vibe. But there were signs that the outdoor industry is feeling the effects of 2016's "winter of our discontent," along with several retail bankruptcies, stock market disruptions in China, and the Brexit uncertainty in Europe.


New Tencel fibre based on cotton waste fabrics Beth Wright | 22 Jul 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is testing a new version of its Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics, designed to help close the loop in the textile and clothing industry.


Inditex and Lenzing close the loop on textile waste Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 16

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Lenzing eyes expansion as Q1 profit soars Michelle Russell | 13 May 16

Lenzing has offered a confident outlook for the year ahead and says it is looking to expand capacity globally as the Austrian cellulosic fibre producer revealed a substantial increase in first-quarter earnings – its best since 2012.


Lenzing innovates with 4S stretch denim collection Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has developed a denim collection that it says emphasises the softness and stretch elements of the fabric, and highlights the investment and scientific research currently taking place in the denim supply chain.


New project sets out roadmap to sustainable denim Katie Smith | 13 Apr 16

Four leading companies in the denim supply chain are this week unveiling a new project designed to provide a working roadmap towards more sustainable jeans production, which includes a prototype collection based on the most efficient use of resources. 


Lenzing swings to profit amid "volatile" fibre market Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing saw substantial progress in 2015 as it swung to a profit and booked higher sales, but warned of ongoing volatility in the global fibre market.

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