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TENCEL™ Footwear

complete shoe concept
moisture management
unfavorable for bacteria growth
botanic origin
gentle on skin
enhanced breathability
compostable and biodegrable
sustainable production

feels comfy, naturally

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers from Lenzing make complete sustainable shoe solutions possible. They can be used for every part in the shoe, whether as textile fiber in the upper fabric, lining, insoles and laces / zipper / sewing thread, as nonwoven fiber in insoles or padding, or as TENCEL™ Lyocell powder in outsoles.

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our sustainable process

  • botanic origin
  • sustainable production
  • biodegradable and compostable
  • enhanced breathability
  • moisture management
  • unfavorable for bacterial growth
  • gentle on skin

feel right features

01 / 07 botanic origin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainably grown wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainable forestry — semi-natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture BioPreferred® designation.

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02 / 07 sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have 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. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. This economically viable manufacturing process received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”.

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture BioPreferred® designation. Moreover, all Lenzing fiber production sites operate according to a certified Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety system (ISO14001, OHSAS 18001).

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03 / 07 biodegradable and compostable

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

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04 / 07 enhanced breathability

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support your body’s temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports your body’s natural thermal regulation. The Lyocell cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton.

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05 / 07 moisture management

Moisture management is an important criterion for shoes. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, especially in the construction of the inner lining, padding and insole, contribute to effective moisture management. Compared to synthetic fibers, the moisture management of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers is more efficient. The fibril structure of the fibers supports your body’s natural thermal regulation mechanism, and keeping your feet feeling cool and dry.

Compared to synthetic fibers TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have an efficient moisture uptake – in some cases an improvement in moisture management of up to 50% was measured with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers.

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06 / 07 unfavorable for bacterial growth

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers absorb moisture efficiently, as measured by the Vapor Uptake test and Water Retention Value. In comparison to polyester and synthetics, there is less available moisture formed on the surface of the fiber for bacteria to grow. Consequently, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers provide a less favorable environment for bacterial growth.

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07 / 07 gentle on skin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally soft to the touch and offer long-lasting comfort. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving fabrics a soft feel and ensuring comfort for sensitive skin.

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news and events

11 / 02 / 2020
TENCEL™ Luxe collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress™ to unveil sustainable eco-couture textiles and custom-made gowns for Oscars 2020
10 / 02 / 2020
Elena Andreicheva shines onstage at The Oscars® wearing a Laura Basci gown, made from exclusive RCGD x TENCEL™ Luxe sustainable textiles
10 / 02 / 2020
Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever arrives at the Oscars® in custom-made ethical gown by Louis Vuitton as a partner with RCGD in collaboration with TENCEL™ Luxe
10 / 02 / 2020
James Bond lead actress Léa Seydoux stuns in custom-made sustainable Louis Vuitton gown at the Oscars® representing Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD in collaboration with TENCEL™ Luxe
07 / 02 / 2020
Red Carpet Green Dress To Collaborate With Lenzing's TENCEL™ LUXE To Launch Three Sustainable Textiles For Eco-couture
15 / 01 / 2020
Recover In Your Sleep With Under Armour and TENCEL™ Intimates
15 / 01 / 2020
J.Crew Upgrading Your Sleep Experience With TENCEL™
07 / 01 / 2020
ASOS DESIGN Taps LENZING™ ECOVERO™ For T-shirt Program
07 / 01 / 2020
Putting Sustainable Thinking At The Center of Organic Basics
03 / 01 / 2020
From our grandparents to our grandkids – the evolution of sustainable fashion
12 / 12 / 2019
Shafira Debuts Sustainable Muslim Fashion Collection with TENCEL™
03 / 12 / 2019
3 Trends You Cannot Miss This Season
03 / 12 / 2019
TENCEL™ raises the #FeelsSoRight vibes with brand partners in a new sustainable fashion and home textile campaign
03 / 12 / 2019
GUESS partnered up with TENCEL™ to launch their brand new eco-collection “GUESS Eco”
03 / 12 / 2019
TENCEL™ Luxe fibers features in Under Armour and Virgin Galactic spacewear collaboration
30 / 10 / 2019
TENCEL™'s Sustainable Denim Wardrobe Collaboration Launches Newest Capsule Collection
25 / 10 / 2019
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ and Mehtap Elaidi come together in Istanbul for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with the motto “Don’t Let the Colors of Nature Disappear"
14 / 10 / 2019
Sustainable, Botanic Fibers for the Outdoor Market: A discussion with David Parkes
30 / 09 / 2019
Activewear goes sustainable with the ‘TREE-CLIMATE’ Collection
27 / 09 / 2019
TENCEL™ and EASE Brand Supports Plaza Indonesia Men’s Fashion Week for “Eco Age” Curated Designer Showcase
11 / 02 / 2020
TENCEL™ Luxe collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress™ to unveil sustainable eco-couture textiles and custom-made gowns for Oscars 2020
10 / 02 / 2020
Elena Andreicheva shines onstage at The Oscars® wearing a Laura Basci gown, made from exclusive RCGD x TENCEL™ Luxe sustainable textiles
10 / 02 / 2020
Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever arrives at the Oscars® in custom-made ethical gown by Louis Vuitton as a partner with RCGD in collaboration with TENCEL™ Luxe
10 / 02 / 2020
James Bond lead actress Léa Seydoux stuns in custom-made sustainable Louis Vuitton gown at the Oscars® representing Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD in collaboration with TENCEL™ Luxe
07 / 02 / 2020
Red Carpet Green Dress To Collaborate With Lenzing's TENCEL™ LUXE To Launch Three Sustainable Textiles For Eco-couture
15 / 01 / 2020
Recover In Your Sleep With Under Armour and TENCEL™ Intimates
15 / 01 / 2020
J.Crew Upgrading Your Sleep Experience With TENCEL™
07 / 01 / 2020
ASOS DESIGN Taps LENZING™ ECOVERO™ For T-shirt Program
07 / 01 / 2020
Putting Sustainable Thinking At The Center of Organic Basics
03 / 01 / 2020
From our grandparents to our grandkids – the evolution of sustainable fashion
12 / 12 / 2019
Shafira Debuts Sustainable Muslim Fashion Collection with TENCEL™
03 / 12 / 2019
3 Trends You Cannot Miss This Season
03 / 12 / 2019
TENCEL™ raises the #FeelsSoRight vibes with brand partners in a new sustainable fashion and home textile campaign
03 / 12 / 2019
GUESS partnered up with TENCEL™ to launch their brand new eco-collection “GUESS Eco”
03 / 12 / 2019
TENCEL™ Luxe fibers features in Under Armour and Virgin Galactic spacewear collaboration
30 / 10 / 2019
TENCEL™'s Sustainable Denim Wardrobe Collaboration Launches Newest Capsule Collection
25 / 10 / 2019
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ and Mehtap Elaidi come together in Istanbul for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with the motto “Don’t Let the Colors of Nature Disappear"
14 / 10 / 2019
Sustainable, Botanic Fibers for the Outdoor Market: A discussion with David Parkes
30 / 09 / 2019
Activewear goes sustainable with the ‘TREE-CLIMATE’ Collection
27 / 09 / 2019
TENCEL™ and EASE Brand Supports Plaza Indonesia Men’s Fashion Week for “Eco Age” Curated Designer Showcase
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Lenzing Fibers (Hong Kong) ltd.
Units 804-806, 8/F.,
Lu Plaza, 2 Wing Yip Street,
Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
T: +852 3718 5600
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