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Lenzing Teams With Hyosung for Sustainable Active Fabric Collection

The Lenzing Group is continuing with its collaborative efforts in 2019.

The Austria-based fiber firm is teaming with South Korea’s Hyosung Corp. to launch a new sustainable active fabric collection at ISPO 2019 next month in Munich.

The two global fiber manufacturers have gotten together to create a fabric collection that showcases the benefits of their top brands–Tencel Modal from Lenzing and Creora elastane from Hyosung. The companies said the grouping offers brands and retailers fresh levels of performance and innovation.

“This Lenzing & Hyosung collaboration fits perfectly under the slogan Better Together,” said Andreas Guertler, head of active and outdoor global business development for Lenzing. “The combination of natural softness, comfort and performance from Tencel and the power, fit and recovery of Creora elastane allows us to offer customers new products for sports and leisure clothing with unrivaled sustainable credentials.”

The collection offers Lenzing EcoVero with Creora eco-soft for a softer touch and whiter whites. EcoVero fibers are made from wood, a natural and renewable raw material that comes from sustainable forestry plantations, while Creora eco-soft is a low-heat settable spandex that offers reduced energy consumption.

The new collection also features Tencel Modal and Creora PowerFit for a smooth, natural feel with superior shaping and compression, and Tencel Modal and Creora Black for breathability, a softer touch and deeper blacks.

“We are delighted to partner with Lenzing with this innovative fabric collection to deliver enhanced performance with products that use less energy and water and improved environmental care that today’s informed consumers demand,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, EMEA marketing director for the Performance Textiles Business unit of Hyosung. “Collaboration is the way forward as the textile industry seeks creative and performance solutions throughout the value chain and to meet changing market dynamics. This is just the start of our cooperation with our friends at Lenzing.”

Most recently, Lenzing collaborated with Chottani for Mesmerizing, an upscale denim capsule collection made with Tencel fabrics and Swarovski embellishments. The fiber firm also presented “Midnight Blues” this fall, a collection made in partnership with sustainable fashion designer Pawan Kumar, denim manufacturer Saitex and more than a dozen global mills with sustainable initiatives.

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