We’re working towards 100% of cellulose to come from deforestation free sources.
Starting first as a tree, cellulose fibres are not quite natural, yet not quite synthetic, which makes them unique. Man-made, the natural cellulose fibres are regenerated from wood pulp, dissolved in a solvent, then spun into textile fibres.
The fabrics made from cellulose are diverse, but are known for their soft hand feel, drape, and likeness to both silk and cotton.
We partner with environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, to get a better understanding of where and how our cellulose is sourced.
The concerns facing cellulose fibres are two-fold: first we need to address deforestation and protect ancient and endangered forests; and then we need to consider responsible forest management as well as the chemical usage, waste and energy used in the processing stages.
We need to manage forests in a way that maintains their biodiversity, productivity and regeneration capacity so as to meet both our present and future needs. This is why we work with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Accreditation from the FSC is key here: the FSC is a third party regulatory body which considers the environmental, social and economic views and values of forest management before giving its certification. Sourcing our cellulose from certified well-managed forests is a way to reduce the stress of producing cellulose on the environment.
Viscose is known for its drape, softness and cool touch. It blends well with other fibres, maintains colour well and has a light-reflecting finish.
It is a manufactured fibre made from cellulose found mainly in fast growing, regenerative trees such as eucalyptus, beech and pine.
TENCEL™ is Lenzing branded fibres for Lyocell and Modal. It is a high performance fibre used to make soft, beautifully draping fabrics. It’s strong and easy to care for.
TENCEL™ is made from eucalyptus and spruce wood sourced from forests which carry certification from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The processing is carefully managed so that no chemicals are consumed or released into the environment.
Modal is very soft, breathable like cotton, and has a silky hand feel. It is colour-fast, resistant to shrinkage, and up to 50% more water-absorbent than cotton.
A man made cellulose fibre, one of the most commonly used modal fibres is trademarked by Lenzing, which uses a certification system that is recognised across the globe.
TENCEL™ Modal® is sourced from Beechwood forests, which are a completely natural and responsibly managed raw material. The production of TENCEL™ Modal® is carbon-neutral, it requires less land per tonne than cotton fibres, and has a water consumption level that’s 10-20 times less than that of cotton. It uses non-toxic technologies to recover 95% of modal production materials.
Lyocell is both breathable and wrinkle-resistant. It has an extremely smooth hand feel and a beautiful drape and fluidity to it.
TENCEL™ Lyocell is a man-made fibre derived from wood pulp from responsibly managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell textiles – textiles made from TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres – are created through a closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all chemicals and emissions.
Acetate has a soft, crisp feel and a lustrous finish. It resists shrinkage and moths, but is not as strong as other fibres, therefore less resistant to abrasion.
Acetate is sourced from cellulose plants.
Bamboo fabric is extremely soft with a fluid hand feel. It has antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties.
Bamboo grows quickly, does not require chemicals or irrigation, and biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics.
Bio acetate is a high quality, glossy material that performs well in terms of function while retaining a premium and stylish finish.
Our biodegradable acetate sunglasses frames are produced entirely from cellulose made from trees. We use a polymer developed from renewable sources of cotton seed, conifer and broadleaves wood. We are working with our suppliers towards sourcing materials from responsibly managed forests certified by FSC, for future collections.
TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™
TENCEL™ with REFIBRA™ technology is branded lyocell fibres are made from a blend of recycled cotton scraps and wood pulp sourced from responsibly managed forests.
These fibres are based on Lenzing’s lyocell production process, which means they inherit the environmentally responsible properties of TENCEL™ lyocell fibres including water use levels that are up to 20 times lower than conventional cotton.
Our top selling Sateen Jeans are now made from TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ fibres, a fabrication created by Spanish mill, Tejidos Royo. The fabric is smooth and gentle against the skin, while being strong and durable for everyday wear.
Available in a range of seasonal and neutral colours, the popular pants have been the eco-friendly fashion statement of the season.
TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ fibres have recently achieved the Recycled Claim Standard, which certifies that all production processes in the supply chain adhere to the proper steps to ensure integrity of the final product.
A soft and lightweight natural fibre sourced from the seedpod of the cotton plant.Read more
Natural and biodegradable, wool is sourced from the fleece of animals.Read more
The first fibre to be woven into fabric, linen is crafted from the flax plant. It is soft, crisp and breathable.Read more
A natural fibre that’s strong and durable, leather is one of the few materials that becomes more beautiful with age.Read more
Cellulose fibres start as a tree: the wood pulp is dissolved then spun into fibres.Read more
A luxury yarn that is known for being incredibly soft, lightweight and lustrous.Read more
A hardworking fabric made from a durable cotton twill with a distinct diagonal weave.Read more
We’re addressing ocean waste and landfill through recycled fabrics and materials.Read more
Easy to care for, wrinkle-resistant, strong, and with the ability to hold pleats: we engineer synthetic yarns for specific purposes.Read more