Fibre manufacturers Lenzing and Hyosung are to collaborate on a new sustainable fabric collection that will showcase the sustainable benefits of their bestselling brands: Tencel from Lenzing, and Creora from Hyosung.

Tencel is the Lenzing Group’s wood-based cellulose fibre, while Hyosung’s Creora elastane is said to be the world’s largest spandex brand.

The collection will consist of three products: Lenzing Ecovero with Creora eco-soft, for a softer touch, whiter whites and low heat settable for reduced energy consumption; Tencel Modal and Creora Power Fit for a smooth, natural feel with superior shaping and compression; and Tencel Modal and Creora Black for breathable, softer touch and deeper black with no grin-through.

“We are delighted to partner with Lenzing with this innovative fabric collection to deliver enhanced performance with products that use less energy and water and improved environmental care that today’s informed consumers demand,” says Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, EMEA marketing director – performance textiles business, Hyosung.  

“Collaboration is the way forward as the textile industry seeks creative and performance solutions throughout the value chain and to meet changing market dynamics. This is just the start of our cooperation with our friends at Lenzing.”

The collection will be presented at the upcoming ISPO 2019 show, which takes place from 3-6 February in Munich.