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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

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

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

25 / 05 / 2022
Embarking into a new era of sustainability with TENCEL™
17 / 05 / 2022
Lenzing boosts circularity and traceability through collaboration with UTEXBEL
27 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ brand launches Tree Climate fabric collection for sustainable outdoor apparel
12 / 04 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding masterclass – customer training on the pulse of time
07 / 04 / 2022
Sustainability in the making: Lenzing Group and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto collaborate to bring together art, know-how, commitment and innovation
06 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: The sustainable revolution for the world’s best-known fabric: Denim
01 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of strong partnerships
31 / 03 / 2022
Celebrating 30 years of forest-to-fabric innovation with TENCEL™
08 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding Service’s new features provide customers added value and improved user experience
03 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing successfully opens world’s largest lyocell plant in Thailand
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ and VEOCEL™ showcase sustainable fiber applications to next generation at Eco Pro Exhibition in Japan
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: Be kind to yourself, and kinder to our planet
27 / 01 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of sustainable fiber innovation
20 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insight Q&A: Textile Exchange positively impacts climate change with support of TENCEL™’s #MakeItFeelRight campaign
13 / 12 / 2021
The TENCEL™ brand reveals carbon-zero fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2021
08 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ introduces performance fabric with 100% cellulose fibers
01 / 12 / 2021
Lenzing shows at Première Vision 2021 in its first physical trade fair in two years
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)
25 / 05 / 2022
Embarking into a new era of sustainability with TENCEL™
17 / 05 / 2022
Lenzing boosts circularity and traceability through collaboration with UTEXBEL
27 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ brand launches Tree Climate fabric collection for sustainable outdoor apparel
12 / 04 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding masterclass – customer training on the pulse of time
07 / 04 / 2022
Sustainability in the making: Lenzing Group and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto collaborate to bring together art, know-how, commitment and innovation
06 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: The sustainable revolution for the world’s best-known fabric: Denim
01 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of strong partnerships
31 / 03 / 2022
Celebrating 30 years of forest-to-fabric innovation with TENCEL™
08 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding Service’s new features provide customers added value and improved user experience
03 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing successfully opens world’s largest lyocell plant in Thailand
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ and VEOCEL™ showcase sustainable fiber applications to next generation at Eco Pro Exhibition in Japan
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: Be kind to yourself, and kinder to our planet
27 / 01 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of sustainable fiber innovation
20 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insight Q&A: Textile Exchange positively impacts climate change with support of TENCEL™’s #MakeItFeelRight campaign
13 / 12 / 2021
The TENCEL™ brand reveals carbon-zero fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2021
08 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ introduces performance fabric with 100% cellulose fibers
01 / 12 / 2021
Lenzing shows at Première Vision 2021 in its first physical trade fair in two years
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)

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