Lenzing
lenzing tencel, Next-gen silk, alternative silk, alternative fabric.
Material Name: 

Tencel™

Biomimicry: 

Silk, Wool, Fur, Down

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

1938

HQ: 

Austria

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Emil Hamburger

Website: 
About the Company

The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers, and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry - in clothing, home textiles, and technical textiles - as well as in the nonwovens industry. The two of their brands MII have been categorized as next-gen materials: TENCEL™ and ECOVERO™.

Material

TENCEL™ is Lenzing’s flagship brand for textiles and their fibers can be blended with many other types to enhance performance and aesthetics according to the chosen application. TencelTM Lyocell fibers are extracted from sustainably grown trees using a proprietary closed-loop system. The soft, smooth, and silk-like cellulose fibers are utilized as replacements for wool, silk, down, and other materials.

Technology

Tencel Lyocell fibers are extracted from sustainably grown trees using a proprietary closed-loop system.

Applications

Many applications in fashion and home goods.

Brand Partnerships

Allbirds, Guess, H&M, Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs, UGG.

Marlee Matin's black dress made with Tencel by Vivienne Westwood.

Marlee Matlin's black dress made with Tencel by Vivienne Westwood.

Jacaranda's carpet and rug made with Tencel™.

Jacaranda's carpet and rug made with Tencel™.

Ugg's fluff sandals made with Tencel™.

Ugg's fluff sandals made with Tencel™.

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