The new fibres are produced of wood pulp from sustainably managed forests and an increase of up to 30% of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps

The new fibres are produced of wood pulp from sustainably managed forests and an increase of up to 30% of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps

Lenzing Group's Tencel Lyocell fibres with Refibra technology can now feature up to 30% pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from the garment manufacturing process.

Produced in an eco-responsible closed-loop production process, the new fibres are 100% bio-based, and are produced of wood pulp from sustainably managed forests and up to 30% of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from garment manufacturing process.

In addition to having low fibrillation and moisture management properties, the fibres are also said to feature enhanced breathability, along with silky smoothness and strength. The new fibres can be used for knitwear, lingerie and towels, in addition to current applications in denim, athleisure wear, apparel and home textiles.

"Over the years, we have witnessed a rise in the global demand for more sustainable materials among fashion and home product brands and consumers," says Florian Heubrandner, VP of global business management textiles of Lenzing. "Through raising recycled raw material usage to up to 30%, we are not only addressing this inevitable trend, but also providing more nature-friendly fibre offerings to brands and consumers as a testament to our commitment to protecting the environment."

The bio-based fibres are also produced with high resource efficiency closed loop production process and low environmental impact, reusing water and solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99.5%.

A new identification system also allows the fibres to be identified in clothing and textile products, providing full transparency of the supply chain for brands and consumers.