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Lenzing’s Refibra Moves the Textile Industry Closer to a Circular Economy

Lenzing unveiled a new fiber at Premier Vision in Paris that offers a deep sustainability profile.

Refibra is an innovative fiber made from cotton scraps and wood. It is the first cellulose fiber featuring recycled material to be offered on a commercial scale. The fiber, which is made in the Tencel production process, marks a milestone for Tencel and builds on Lenzing’s reputation for leading environmentally friendly fiber technology.

“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,” said Stefan Doboczky, CEO of Lenzing Group, and Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.