Categorie : Cycle of Nature


ecocertfbAfter a detailed examination the first TENCEL® fibers are now certifiable. The ECOCERT standards (Ecological & Recycled Textile Standard (ERTS)) stand for environmental protection and high social standards in the production processes. Therefore Lenzing can now offer a further attractive certification to their clients enhancing their market positions as well as giving the end-customers the opportunity to consciously decide for products which meet the severe ECOCERT requirements.

Excerpt from Lenzing´s Sustainability Report – Part 2

Our corporate culture is shaped by stability: Man-made cellulose fiber has been our core business for 75 years. Lenzing has been a standard-setter in the industry for decades. Our corporate culture has evolved historically. It is geared to long-term partnerships and applies high standards at all business locations. We have been proving for decades that ecologically and socially responsible production and business success are by no means mutually exclusive. In terms of ownership structure, the largest shareholder is a foundation (B&C Group). This foundation considers its role to be that of a stable shareholder with a long-term orientation.

Lenzing at IDEA13: Green Solutions for Hygiene Products

Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. However, hardly anyone is willing to do without comfort and convenience. Lenzing offers sustainable solutions on a global scale with fibers made of the renewable raw material wood.

Companies from the worldwide nonwovens industry will gather at the IDEA trade show in Miami, USA from April 23-25, 2013. During its appearance at this year’s trade show, Lenzing will focus on the hygiene segment. Thanks to their botanic origin, Lenzing fibers are the ideal raw material for sustainable products with a positive impact on future generations, particularly for sensitive applications with direct skin contact. Lenzing will emphasis TENCEL® and especially the new hydrophobic fiber TENCEL®Biosoft for hygiene applications.


Special TENCEL® Design Edition from Kontiki, Vienna

Lenzing has a cooperation with the Vienna, Austria based handbag-designer, who design their bags from eco-friendly basic materials such as used bicycle tubes.

Austrian Supermarket Chain Supplier „Ja! Natuerlich“ Packs Vegetables in Lenzing Modal Color

Austrian supermarket supplier “Ja! Natuerlich” focuses on eco-friendly food products. To attain an even better ecological footprint for their organic food products, green packaging is a crucial point for them. From now on “Ja! Natuerlich” will pack their onions, potatoes and turnips in compostable nets made of Lenzing Modal Color, a regenerative and biodegredable natural fiber. The nets will also guarantee that the packed vegetables stay fresh longer due to the moisture-regulating and breathable characteristics of Lenzing Modal Color.

Lenzing Group Receives the Energy Globe Award Upper Austria 2012

Second rank at the Energy Globe Award Upper Austria 2012 in the category „Earth“ – that´s the reward for Lenzing for its careful and sustainable way of working with this planet´s resources. „Optimizing the ecological footprint of our products is a crucial element of our company´s philosophy“ says Lenzing board-member Peter Untersperger. In particular Lenzing was able to convince the jury with its project „Lenzing Modal® Edelweiss“. The fiber, produced at location in Lenzing, fulfills the highest ecological requirements speaking in terms of sustainibility.

Vegan Fashion by Umasan

Berlin, Germany-based fashion label Umasan has been producing vegan fashion for two years, following their concept to offer ethically responsible products. For Umasan this means no animals had to suffer in any way during the production process. TENCEL® hereby is an important basic material for them. And as important as the vegan basic philosophy: Their apparel has an excellent design – far away from the inconvenient and unpleasant natural fabrics from the „Hippie days“.

Only abandoning leather or wool is, however, not enough for the sisters Anja and Sandra Umann, who founded their label in 2009. They make sure animals did not have to suffer, neither as basic „products“ such as when processing leather, nor during the whole production process. And this is how they discovered TENCEL® as one of their vegan raw materials for their fashion.


Vienna´s First Vegan Boutique

What do condoms and sweaters have in common? Not much, at first sight. Jasmin Schister, Viennese entrepreneur in the fields of vegan articles, who only recently after doing her online-webshop “Muso Koroni” opened her first Vegan Boutique in Vienna, explains: Both appear to have nothing to do with animal products. Processing caoutchouc for condoms, however, requires substances such as for example casein. Unthinkable for vegans. Her shop, however, offers 100% vegan products. Within the offered range of products, you can find sweaters made from Lyocell/TENCEL®: Even if they are industrially produced, they are recyclable in a very eco-friendly way Schister explains.


Quality in Every Fiber

Lenzing AG has been producing regenerated fibers from the renewable raw material wood for more than 70 years. The entire range of products of the Lenzing Group complies with the requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 with regard to the fibers produced being harmless to health. But Elisabeth Stanger, Global Marketing Director of the Nonwoven Fibers business unit, goes one step further: “We also want to take on an exemplary role with regard to the further processing of our products during subsequent production stages. As a global market leader for industrially produced cellulose fibers, we have to set standards right at the start of the textile added value chain.”

Academy for “Plant-For-The-Planet” Voecklabruck

“Plant-For-The-Planet”, an NGO with the mission to inform children and adults about the climate crisis and to show what can be done against it – e.g. planting trees as a symbol for climate justice, is running academies such as the one in Voecklabruck, Austria on June 30th this year, co-sponsored by TENCEL®. Besides lectures, the academies offer a membership as a “Plant-For-The-Planet” ambassador for climate justice. Here you can find some impressions from this year´s academy in Voecklabruck: