Categorie : Natural Resources

TENCEL® in all „armedangels“ Tropicana-Styles

tencelgeneralnew1Eco-friendly label armedangels uses TENCEL® for all its Tropicana-style summer-collections. Besides their blog-entry on presents a good and nice description of how TENCEL® is made: From renewable, FSC-certified wood, with no toxic chemicals and solvents used in the production process, it can be completely recovered and used again.

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Encounter of the Weaving Looms – Crossing Fashion Sri Lanka

crossfashIn the upcoming week, the film „Encounter of the Weaving Looms – Crossing Fashion Sri Lanka“ will have its premiere at Schubert-Kino, Graz, Austria. The film is about three young Austrian fashion designers on their search for high quality fibers and inspirations in Sri Lanka. In their bags: samples of TENCEL®. Young sustainable fashion design meets traditional artisanry. Find here a video-trailer of the movie.

Trailer Video (German)


H&M Conscious Collection featuring TENCEL®

TENCEL® is a fixed part of the fibers which H&M relies on in their H&M Conscious Collection. The latter is dedicated to an eco-responsible approach to apparel-production. These two banners were found in the H&M shop in New York.

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Lenzing´s Sustainability Report – Renewable Raw Materials

Renewable raw materials are the industrial future of the fiber industry. Our fiber products are part of the natural cellulose cycle. One outstanding trait of our products is that they are highly compostable. The wood or pulp for our cellulose fiber products stems largely from sustainably managed sources. We therefore know the origins of our key forests and plantations and their methods of production. The importance of cellulose fibers on the world market is growing because consumers increasingly value products manufactured in an environmentally friendly way.

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.

Umasan: Vegan Fashion from Berlin

Animals should not be worn as an apparel: This is the basic philosophy of twin-sisters Anja und Sandra Umann from Berlin, motivating them to create a vegan fashion-label. TENCEL® is one of their basic fibers used in their vegan collections.


Sustainibility Report of the Lenzing Group Online

The Sustainibility Report of the Lenzing Group is online – you can find it on our website (see below). The printed copies of the Sustainability Report will be available in the middle of April and will be made accessible to be ordered from the main warehouse at the Lenzing site.

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.


Eco Chic with Micro TENCEL®

In Time Magazine from August 20th, Erica Fahr Campbell is raising the question of whether clothing is a major pollutant. As a positive example for a company trying to avoid pollution as much as possible, she lists Timberland, Timberland itself listing TENCEL® as an eco-friendly basic material. Read her full article on:,33009,2121658,00.html

Or find an excerpt here:

Every year, 21 billion pounds of apparel ends up in landfills. And producing a single pair of jeans can take up to 1,600 gallons of water. With that in mind–and knowing the power of green to influence shoppers–Nike, Target and other companies banded together to create the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which recently launched a groundbreaking initiative to help clothing companies go greener by assigning them sustainability scores. The Higg Index, which is for internal use only (scores will eventually be made public via tag, website or even app), accounts for everything from harmful chemicals used to energy wasted during the creation and transportation of a product. “We’ve uncovered things [in supply lines] that companies didn’t even know about, like plaid shirts wasting half the fabric used to make them,” says Jason Kibbey, executive director of the SAC.

More than 60 brands, including Gap and Adidas, piloted the program, which is now open to all apparel makers. Kibbey’s hope is that more companies will follow their eco-example. Timberland, for instance, scored well for using recycled coffee grounds to dye its jackets. And it’s not just for bragging rights; trimming energy costs has boosted the bottom line at VF Corp., which owns Timberland and North Face, says Letitia Webster, its head of sustainability.