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sustainability

TENCEL™ fibers help maintain environmental balance by being integrated into nature's cycle

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature's cycle. The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.

botanic origin

botanic origin from forest to fabric process

Forest Wood Pulp Fiber Yarn Fabric

TENCEL™ Lyocell

Gained a reputation for their environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact.

TENCEL™ Modal

Mainly manufactured from the renewable raw material beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighboring countries. Fully integrated pulp and fiber production at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce fibers in an eco-responsible way.

TENCEL™ Lyocell

Gained a reputation for their environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact.

TENCEL™ Modal

Mainly manufactured from the renewable raw material beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighboring countries. Fully integrated pulp and fiber production at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce fibers in an eco-responsible way.

biodegradable

TENCEL™ wood-based fibers
wear today for tomorrow
*applicable for certified TENCEL™ fibers
TENCEL™ wood-based fibers
wear today for tomorrow
*applicable for certified TENCEL™ fibers

What we choose to wear today has a far-reaching impact. Wearing clothes or choosing home textiles with fibers from botanic origin is just the first step. To contribute to the environment positively and responsibly, the fibers must also be biodegradable. Only then will the burden on our landfills ease, and our soil and water bodies will have fewer synthetic microfibers. Most TENCEL™ fibers have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, freshwater, and marine conditions, and can fully revert to nature. When you choose clothes or home textiles with TENCEL™ fibers, you are not just enjoying the benefits of a nature-derived fiber; you are influencing a better tomorrow too.

What we choose to wear today has a far-reaching impact. Wearing clothes or choosing home textiles with fibers from botanic origin is just the first step. To contribute to the environment positively and responsibly, the fibers must also be biodegradable. Only then will the burden on our landfills ease, and our soil and water bodies will have fewer synthetic microfibers. Most TENCEL™ fibers have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, freshwater, and marine conditions, and can fully revert to nature. When you choose clothes or home textiles with TENCEL™ fibers, you are not just enjoying the benefits of a nature-derived fiber; you are influencing a better tomorrow too.

  • Tencel General Leaflet
  • TENCEL™ leaflet

    Distinguished by their greater strength among cellulose fibers, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are durable and have a long-lasting quality.

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TENCEL™ leaflet

Tencel General Leaflet

Distinguished by their greater strength among cellulose fibers, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are durable and have a long-lasting quality.

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TENCEL™ key benefits

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

0005 Color Retention

color retention (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability

0015 Tencel Moisture Management

moisture management (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

0016 Unfavoritable Bacteria Growth

unfavorable for bacterial growth (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

social responsibility

Lenzing is the fiber industry’s leader in sustainability. 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

Lenzing is the fiber industry’s leader in sustainability. 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

USDA certified biobased product

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are produced from wood pulp from sustainably managed sources, a renewable resource. They have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

Biodegradable / Compostable

Derived from nature, all standard TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fiber types have been certified by TÜV Austria Belgium NV as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.

EU Ecolabel

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are certified with the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel, an environmental quality label only awarded to products and services which have a significantly lower environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycle. Products awarded the label are independently assessed for compliance with strict ecological and performance criteria.

European award for the environment

Lenzing’s closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact, received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”.

news & events

27 / 10 / 2021
World-renowned marine research institute confirms biodegradability of LENZING™ fibers
15 / 10 / 2021
Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
06 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 2)
05 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 1)
21 / 09 / 2021
Lenzing celebrates one year launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers with expansion to REFIBRA™ technology
31 / 08 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Ready-to-wear: Stay bold, stay sustainable
29 / 07 / 2021
Elevating traceability and transparency in fashion
14 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber as part of new TENCEL™ Limited Edition initiative
13 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing fabric detectives in action
23 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Create your own eco-friendly sanctuary of comfort
22 / 06 / 2021
Lenzing expands innovative fiber identification technology to TENCEL™ branded fibers
01 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The ultimate twofer – protecting humans and our planet simultaneously
18 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Better connect with nature through eco-responsible activewear
04 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Redefining business style with work-from-home attire
20 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Welcome to the new green era for luxury fashion
09 / 04 / 2021
Lenzing showcases new carbon-zero products at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2021, setting a new trend in decarbonized home textiles
07 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Take footwear to the next level with low environmental impact materials
06 / 04 / 2021
Dr. Linen range of sustainable bed & bath linen, made using TENCEL™ branded fibers, to address hygiene & comfort needs of M.E. hospitality industry
19 / 03 / 2021
Why does it matter for brands to build consumer trust through supply chain transparency
15 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Home sweet home with an extra green eco-touch
27 / 10 / 2021
World-renowned marine research institute confirms biodegradability of LENZING™ fibers
15 / 10 / 2021
Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
06 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 2)
05 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 1)
21 / 09 / 2021
Lenzing celebrates one year launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers with expansion to REFIBRA™ technology
31 / 08 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Ready-to-wear: Stay bold, stay sustainable
29 / 07 / 2021
Elevating traceability and transparency in fashion
14 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber as part of new TENCEL™ Limited Edition initiative
13 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing fabric detectives in action
23 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Create your own eco-friendly sanctuary of comfort
22 / 06 / 2021
Lenzing expands innovative fiber identification technology to TENCEL™ branded fibers
01 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The ultimate twofer – protecting humans and our planet simultaneously
18 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Better connect with nature through eco-responsible activewear
04 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Redefining business style with work-from-home attire
20 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Welcome to the new green era for luxury fashion
09 / 04 / 2021
Lenzing showcases new carbon-zero products at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2021, setting a new trend in decarbonized home textiles
07 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Take footwear to the next level with low environmental impact materials
06 / 04 / 2021
Dr. Linen range of sustainable bed & bath linen, made using TENCEL™ branded fibers, to address hygiene & comfort needs of M.E. hospitality industry
19 / 03 / 2021
Why does it matter for brands to build consumer trust through supply chain transparency
15 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Home sweet home with an extra green eco-touch

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