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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.


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.

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