TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology are made from a substantial proportion – up to one third – of pulp from cotton scraps that would otherwise have gone to waste combined with wood pulp. It’s a new basis of making textiles that has a better impact on the environment.
Unlike mechanically recycled cotton, there is no loss of quality or performance with TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology. They retain the round cross-section, smooth fiber surface, and high tensile and tear strength of regular TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers.
Producing white fibers from recycled material often represents a challenge. Slightly grey or green shades are common unwanted outcomes on the market. TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology are high-quality fibers and as white as the winter snow in Austria, where they are produced.