Web Exclusive | February 2017
Cotton scraps + wood= Refibra
Lenzing has developed a new fibre based on cotton scraps and wood. Refibra is the first cellulose fibre featuring recycled material on a commercial scale and was launched at Première Vision textile fair in Paris. The fibre is produced in the Tencel production process. Tencel, already a market success as an eco-friendly fibre, is now achieving another key milestone by creating from natural resources what is likely the most sustainable fibre.
According to the manufacturer, Refibra from cotton scraps and wood will further build Lenzing's reputation as a leader in the field of environmental fibre technology and will push new solutions in the textile industry towards circular economy by recycling production waste.
"For Lenzing, developing circular business models in the fashion industry ensures the decoupling of business growth from pressure on ecological resource consumption. It reduces the need to extract additional virgin resources from nature, and reduces the net impact on ecological resources," explained Stefan Doboczky, CEO of Lenzing Group, and Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO.