Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development Apparel at Lenzing Fibers, speaks about TENCEL™ and how it is changing the way we view comfortability and sustainability.
In its raw form, TENCEL™ can be used in many different ways such as apparel and non-woven products, such as baby wipes. Apparel products include denim, active wear, shoes, socks, underwear, etc. The fabric is biodegradable and does not impact marine pollution. It is also compostable, so it’s actually giving more back to the soil in a compost ability situation.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, in a closed-loop production process, is when wood is turned into pulp and a solvent is added in order to produce the fiber.
TENCEL™ worked closely with Arcadia Earth to bring more awareness to their product. In one of the rooms in this exhibit, they used tress to show the environmental impact that TENCEL™ has. There are videos set up around the room to give you more information about their company.
Another partnership that TENCEL™ has worked closely with is DL1961. They have had a big impact on bringing the fiber into the denim market. They communicate to their consumers the benefits of using TENCEL™ in denim.
CEO of DL1961, Zahra Ahmed, says their primary focus is sustainability. Their collection is for kids, women, men, and even pets! Every product is made the same; high quality premium fabrications with sustainable fibers.
It is important to build something better for the future, which is exactly what DL1961 aims to achieve. As Ahmed states, “When you know better, you invest better, and you do better.”
The denim made from TENCEL™ is not only made from better material, but feels better as well. Everyone loves a soft pair of comfy jeans, and DL1961 has that!
To see if you’re buying TENCEL™ products, you can look for the logo and brand name on the tag attached to the item.
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