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Chinese companies join forest-free viscose pledge Katie Smith | 10 Mar 16

Six large Chinese rayon and viscose producers have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material from ancient and endangered forests.

Tencel and Merino wool partner on blends Katie Smith | 22 Feb 16

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is partnering with The Woolmark Company to blend its Tencel fibre with Merino wool for use in high-end textiles and activewear.

Lenzing recommends Obendrauf as CFO Michelle Russell | 2 Dec 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has named Thomas Obendrauf as its recommended finance chief to replace the departing Thomas Riegler.

Eco-friendly fibres to drive Lenzing growth Katie Smith | 17 Nov 15

With sustainability a key focus, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has set out a new business strategy which will see it generate growth with its Modal and Tencel eco-friendly fibres and enhance its R&D activities with “new game-changing technologies”.

Strong demand sends Lenzing 9-month profit soaring Katie Smith | 13 Nov 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has seen its profit nearly double during the first nine months of the year, and expects a "significant" improvement in annual earnings. 

Lenzing reports higher H1 sales and earnings Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 15

Lenzing has booked higher first-half earnings and sales but warned on the economic situation in China and exchange rate fluctuations for the remainder of the year.

Lenzing strengthens North Asia operations Katie Smith | 30 Jul 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is strengthening its technical customer service in Asia with the opening of a new centre in Hong Kong.

Lenzing and Jeanologia showcase cutting edge finishes Katie Smith | 22 Jul 15

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has joined forces with sustainable technology firm Jeanologia to develop a new Tencel fibre indigo chambray collection with with "cutting-edge" finishes.

G-Star joins forest-free viscose commitment Katie Smith | 5 Jun 15

Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.

Lenzing more than doubles Q1 earnings Michelle Russell | 19 May 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing more than doubled earnings in its first-quarter thanks to a marketing drive for speciality fibres and the benefits of its cost cutting programme.

Lenzing unveils Tencel botanic shoe concept Katie Smith | 7 May 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has unveiled an innovative shoe concept with its Tencel fibre, designed to offer footwear makers a sustainable alternative.

Lenzing swings to FY loss of EUR14.2m Katie Smith | 25 Mar 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has said operating results in 2014 exceeded expectations, with higher cost-saving targets achieved, despite swinging to a full-year net loss.

Lenzing launches new Tencel microfibre Katie Smith | 16 Feb 15

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has extended its Tencel range by launching a new micro version of its A100 fibre, developed for use in knitted sportswear fabrics.

Tencel fibre passes medical safety test Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 15

Lenzing's Tencel fibre has been medically tested for body compatibility and toxic substances, confirming its suitability for garments worn next to the skin.

Lenzing eyes second 'jumbo' Tencel plant Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 14

Lenzing Group says it will construct an additional 'jumbo' Tencel production plant if demand for the fibre continues, as it highlighted the success of the first six months of production at its Austria plant.

INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Lenzing to axe 250 jobs in cost-cutting drive Richard Woodard | 2 Dec 14

Austria’s Lenzing Group plans to axe up to 250 jobs, most of them at its main site, as part of a renewed programme of cost-cutting measures.

Invista and Lenzing collaborate on denim fibre Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 14

US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.

Lenzing optimistic despite 9-month profit slump Katie Smith | 17 Nov 14

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group posted a significant decline in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, due to lower average selling prices.

Fibres and fabrics: Cotton price uncertainty Kitty So | 3 Nov 14

As reforms to China's cotton liberalisation policy start to kick in, world cotton prices are expected to better reflect market demand. However, experts are concerned that if prices continue to drop, governments in other countries might be encouraged to intervene and offer a guaranteed price to growers, causing renewed uncertainty.

Lenzing COO Weninger to step down Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 14

Friedrich Weninger, the chief operating officer of Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has announced his intention to step down.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing cost cutting fails to stem H1 declines Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group has said its cost reduction programme initiated last year was only partly able to offset a decline in sales and earnings in its first-half.

SWITZERLAND: Oeko-Tex takes MySTeP tool to US Katie Smith | 18 Aug 14

Oeko-Tex has introduced its new online platform that will enable brands, retailers and manufacturers to track and manage the sustainability of their supply chains to the US.

AUSTRIA: World's largest Tencel plant begins production Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 14

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group has initiated production of what it claims is the world's largest Tencel production plant.

US: Cotswold Industries pioneers Tencel in pocketing Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 14

An innovative new pocketing fabric has been developed using Lenzing's Tencel fibre, which is said to take pocketing and waistbanding "to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability."

US: Fabric mills embrace yarns for stretch denim Leonie Barrie | 27 May 14

Ongoing efforts by fibre producers Invista and Lenzing to bring improved performance to stretch denim have been embraced by a number of mills who have developed new fabrics for autumn/winter 2015/16.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing names Riegler new CFO Katie Smith | 7 Apr 14

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group has appointed Thomas Riegler as its new chief financial officer, with effect from 1 June.

AUSTRIA: Weak fibre prices undermine Lenzing FY results Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 14

Weak selling prices have continued to weigh on full-year sales and earnings at cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group, which has also warned the "difficult market environment" may continue into 2015.

AUSTRIA: Tencel receives Ecocert certification Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 14

Fibre business Lenzing Group has revealed that its Tencel fibres are now certified with the Ecocert eco-friendly logo.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing gets funding for Tencel development Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 14

Fibre firm Lenzing has received EUR100m (US$135.3m) in funding from the European Investment Bank for the development of its Tencel fibre production.






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