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sustainability

TENCEL™ fibers help to minimize environmental impact

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers help to minimize environmental impact. The fibers derived from raw material wood. The fibers are certified as biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.

botanic origin

botanic origin from forest to fabric process

Forest Wood Pulp Fiber Yarn Fabric

WE ♥ WOOD

The forest as a treasure chest for our feel-good TENCEL™ fibers.

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Wood you… wear textiles originating from wood? We wood!
2 /
Wood you … believe that the reproduction activities of this wild cat, called an ocelot, have something in common with TENCEL™ fibers? We wood!
3 /
Wood you… give a precious little mammal space for nocturnal adventures and a cozy nest in which to rest? We wood!

TENCEL™ Lyocell

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are made from a resource-saving, closed loop production process*

*Savings consider solvent recovery

TENCEL™ Modal

TENCEL™ Modal production process is based on a highly resource-efficient production technology with high recovery and recycling rates. According to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), TENCEL™ Modal has a lower environmental impact than generic modal* in the categories of energy consumption (fossil fuels), global warming, water consumption and eutrophication.

*The results were calculated according to LCA standards (ISO 14040/44) and are made available via the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

TENCEL™ Lyocell

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are made from a resource-saving, closed loop production process*

*Savings consider solvent recovery

TENCEL™ Modal

TENCEL™ Modal production process is based on a highly resource-efficient production technology with high recovery and recycling rates. According to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), TENCEL™ Modal has a lower environmental impact than generic modal* in the categories of energy consumption (fossil fuels), global warming, water consumption and eutrophication.

*The results were calculated according to LCA standards (ISO 14040/44) and are made available via the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

social responsibility

Inspired by the needs of the world, we always strive to maintain the delicate balance of People, Planet, and Profit. Acting as initiator and driver of positive change, we collaborate with our international network of partners. We actively contribute towards improving the ecological performance throughout entire value chains, thus enhancing the environmental benefit of the end products. We promote social wellbeing. The guiding light to our innovation and business practices is our ambition to positively impact people’s lives and to preserve a world worth living in.

social responsibility

Inspired by the needs of the world, we always strive to maintain the delicate balance of People, Planet, and Profit. Acting as initiator and driver of positive change, we collaborate with our international network of partners. We actively contribute towards improving the ecological performance throughout entire value chains, thus enhancing the environmental benefit of the end products. We promote social wellbeing. The guiding light to our innovation and business practices is our ambition to positively impact people’s lives and to preserve a world worth living in.

Sustainability Certification

Biodegradable / Compostable

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are certified for biodegradability and compostability in various environments.* In combination with compatible blending partners, dyes and finishes, TENCEL™ fibers contribute to the biodegradability of textile products. *LENZING™ Lyocell and Modal standard fibers are certified by TÜV AUSTRIA as biodegradable in soil, freshwater and marine environments, and compostable under home and industrial conditions.

EU Ecolabel

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are certified with the widely recognized EU Ecolabel for textile products (license no. AT/016/001). This label is awarded to products that meet high environmental standards. Key criteria for evaluation include production processes limiting the usage of substances harmful to human health or the environment, and minimizing key environmental impacts.

news & events

22 / 02 / 2024
Lenzing continues to enhance its digital solutions with upgrades to E-Branding Service
12 / 02 / 2024
TENCEL™ and Intimasia 2024: Catalyzing the innovation of intimate wear in India
01 / 02 / 2024
Lenzing teams up with Recyc Leather and GANNI to unveil new footwear materials
24 / 01 / 2024
Advance Denim launches matte denim collection leveraging matte TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers
17 / 01 / 2024
Lenzing unveils the new potential of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers as alternative material for stretch fabrics
02 / 01 / 2024
Lenzing and LUOLAI drive R&D partnership to create super soft textiles within the home segment
28 / 11 / 2023
Scaling the use of mechanically recycled cotton for textiles and apparel
24 / 11 / 2023
Tips to maintain a cozy and energy-efficient home
16 / 11 / 2023
TENCEL™ and Kaihara bring denim craftsmanship to the modern era
20 / 10 / 2023
Lenzing fostering customer relationships and advancing circularity agenda in China
17 / 10 / 2023
TENCEL™ steps into the spotlight at events in London and New York
11 / 10 / 2023
TENCEL™ and mill partners introduced new matte TENCEL™ collection for Denim
10 / 10 / 2023
Lenzing and Kentaur to develop circular workwear for the culinary sector
29 / 09 / 2023
ProWeave™'s Paul Jackson discusses a synthetic-free future for footwear with TENCEL™
14 / 09 / 2023
Lenzing takes supply chain transparency to next level by combining real-time shipment tracking and carbon visibility
29 / 08 / 2023
Beyond the fiber: future-ready solutions for a circular economy
22 / 08 / 2023
Ananas Anam and TENCEL™ collaborate with Calvin Klein for the launch of “The Sustainable Knit Trainer”
21 / 08 / 2023
Lenzing launches ‘Start with the Original’ campaign to reinforce trademark protection in China
10 / 08 / 2023
Achieving a greener textile value chain through innovation and collaboration
04 / 08 / 2023
Driving true transparency in the textile supply chain
22 / 02 / 2024
Lenzing continues to enhance its digital solutions with upgrades to E-Branding Service
12 / 02 / 2024
TENCEL™ and Intimasia 2024: Catalyzing the innovation of intimate wear in India
01 / 02 / 2024
Lenzing teams up with Recyc Leather and GANNI to unveil new footwear materials
24 / 01 / 2024
Advance Denim launches matte denim collection leveraging matte TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers
17 / 01 / 2024
Lenzing unveils the new potential of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers as alternative material for stretch fabrics
02 / 01 / 2024
Lenzing and LUOLAI drive R&D partnership to create super soft textiles within the home segment
28 / 11 / 2023
Scaling the use of mechanically recycled cotton for textiles and apparel
24 / 11 / 2023
Tips to maintain a cozy and energy-efficient home
16 / 11 / 2023
TENCEL™ and Kaihara bring denim craftsmanship to the modern era
20 / 10 / 2023
Lenzing fostering customer relationships and advancing circularity agenda in China
17 / 10 / 2023
TENCEL™ steps into the spotlight at events in London and New York
11 / 10 / 2023
TENCEL™ and mill partners introduced new matte TENCEL™ collection for Denim
10 / 10 / 2023
Lenzing and Kentaur to develop circular workwear for the culinary sector
29 / 09 / 2023
ProWeave™'s Paul Jackson discusses a synthetic-free future for footwear with TENCEL™
14 / 09 / 2023
Lenzing takes supply chain transparency to next level by combining real-time shipment tracking and carbon visibility
29 / 08 / 2023
Beyond the fiber: future-ready solutions for a circular economy
22 / 08 / 2023
Ananas Anam and TENCEL™ collaborate with Calvin Klein for the launch of “The Sustainable Knit Trainer”
21 / 08 / 2023
Lenzing launches ‘Start with the Original’ campaign to reinforce trademark protection in China
10 / 08 / 2023
Achieving a greener textile value chain through innovation and collaboration
04 / 08 / 2023
Driving true transparency in the textile supply chain

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