As a wood-based cellulosic fiber, TENCEL™ Modal is created by dissolving wood pulp into a viscous substance and then sending this solution through spinnerets to create fibers. Instead of dyeing yarns once they have been spun—which is a resource-heavy process—TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology combines the dye into the spinning solution during production. Incorporating pigment when modal is in its liquid form has sustainability benefits, but it also gives the fibers the added property of rub fastness since the indigo hue is locked into the fibers.
TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology was just launched in February 2021, and mills are beginning to explore the fibers’ use in their own fabric designs. Baber Sultan, director at Pakistan-based manufacturer Artistic Milliners, spoke with Carved in Blue about their collection using TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology.
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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.tencel.com.