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Going Green with THE GOOD LOOP

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

One of the best ways to lower fashion’s impact is by getting the greatest possible use out of materials.

Our TENCEL™ Lyocell with REFIBRA™ technology accomplishes this by turning cotton textile waste into feedstock for new fiber. By replacing some of the wood pulp with fabric scraps, we’re able to cut down on the amount of virgin resources needed while also saving cotton from landfills. TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ is virtually indistinguishable from virgin lyocell, with the same quality and softness.

REFIBRA™ technology is part of a broader motto within Lenzing to accomplish THE GOOD LOOP. We aim to make all of our products less impactful. For instance, our lyocell production uses a closed-loop process that rescues more than 99 percent of the solvents used.

Read more on Carved in Blue.

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