Our fib­re stars:
Sus­taina­bi­li­ty in the fabric

The high qua­li­ty and dura­bi­li­ty of our fabrics alre­a­dy con­tri­bu­te to sus­taina­bi­li­ty. Becau­se the lon­ger a pro­duct life cycle is, the bet­ter it is for the environment.

Our start­ing point is the end result: Fabric with bespo­ke fea­tures – exact­ly how our cus­to­mers want it. The best pos­si­ble basis for hard-wea­ring work­wear or dura­ble bed linen, always in the usu­al qua­li­ty and exact­ly the same colour.

We exclu­si­ve­ly pro­cess high-qua­li­ty raw fabric made of long-stap­le fib­re mate­ri­als, whe­ther cot­ton, poly­es­ter or lyo­cell. This is becau­se the high qua­li­ty and dura­bi­li­ty of our fabrics alre­a­dy con­tri­bu­te to sus­taina­bi­li­ty. The lon­ger a pro­duct life cycle is, the bet­ter it is for the envi­ron­ment. Our fib­re stars show that sus­taina­bi­li­ty starts right at the front of the value chain: During fib­re production.

Cot­ton

The cot­ton fib­re has many posi­ti­ve pro­per­ties. The­se include good mois­tu­re absorp­ti­on and a soft, cool feel. As a natu­ral fib­re, cot­ton is by natu­re a rene­wa­ble resour­ce and biodegradable.

Peo­p­le have worn cot­ton for at least 5000 years. Cot­ton plants ori­gi­na­ted in Asia, Afri­ca and South Ame­ri­ca. They grow best in a warm, humid cli­ma­te. Today, cot­ton is cul­ti­va­ted in more than 80 count­ries all over the world. The lea­ding gro­wing count­ries are India and Chi­na, fol­lo­wed by the USA, Bra­zil and Pakistan.

You want to know more about cotton?

You can find lots of exci­ting infor­ma­ti­on about cot­ton at the → Bre­men Cot­ton Exch­an­ge.

Ori­gi­nal TENCEL™ Lyo­cell from Lenzing

As soft as silk, as cool as linen and as warm as pure new wool: The cel­lu­lo­se fib­re Lyo­cell, bet­ter known under the brand name TENCEL™, com­bi­nes many good pro­per­ties. Supe­ri­or absor­ben­cy, heat regu­la­ti­on, a coo­ling effect and redu­ced bac­te­ri­al growth.

From a sus­taina­bi­li­ty per­spec­ti­ve, TENCEL™ Lyo­cell is also more than con­vin­cing: The fib­re con­sists of the rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­al wood, arti­fi­ci­al irri­ga­ti­on is not neces­sa­ry and the forest are­as do not com­pe­te with land used for gro­wing food.

Pro­duc­tion pro­cess of TENCEL™ lyo­cell fib­re at Lenzing

We only use Lyo­cell fibres of the TENCEL™ brand from Lenzing. The Aus­tri­an-based Lenzing Group is one of the world’s lea­ding pro­du­cers of fib­re pulp from wood and cel­lu­lo­se fibres. The com­pa­ny is com­mit­ted to the eco­lo­gi­cal­ly respon­si­ble pro­duc­tion of fibres from wood grown in sus­tain­ab­ly mana­ged forests and plan­ta­ti­ons. 100 per cent of the Lenzing Group’s sup­pli­ers must com­ply with the glo­bal Lenzing Sup­pli­er Code of Con­duct. More than 99 per cent of the pulp sup­pli­ers used by the Lenzing Group are eit­her FSC® or PEFC™-cer­ti­fied or are audi­ted accor­ding to the­se stan­dards. In the Lenzing Group Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Report, the com­pa­ny open­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tes how sus­tainable raw mate­ri­al sourcing is implemented.

Lenzing is ran­ked as the lea­ding pro­du­cer of wood-based cel­lu­lo­se fibres by the non-pro­fit orga­ni­sa­ti­on Cano­py. The aim of the orga­ni­sa­ti­on and its ran­king is to ensu­re that cel­lu­lo­se fibres from pris­ti­ne and end­an­ge­red forests are not pro­ces­sed into tex­ti­les. You can find more infor­ma­ti­on about the ran­king → here

Lyo­cell share in the fabric portfolio
15%

More than 99%

of the sup­pli­ers are cer­ti­fied accor­ding to a reco­g­nis­ed stan­dard for sus­tainable forestry.
You want to know more about TENCEL™?

A lot of exci­ting infor­ma­ti­on about lyo­cell fib­re TENCEL™ can be found at the manu­fac­tu­rer → Lenzing.

Recy­cled poly­es­ter: Ori­gi­nal REPREVE® from Unifi

Recy­cled poly­es­ter is more envi­ron­men­tal­ly fri­end­ly and con­ser­ves more resour­ces than so-cal­led vir­gin poly­es­ter. The recy­cled poly­es­ter is obtai­ned eit­her from was­te stem­ming from pro­duc­tion pro­ces­ses (pre-con­su­mer was­te) or from con­su­mer was­te (post-con­su­mer was­te), for exam­p­le, PET bevera­ge bot­t­les. The eco­lo­gi­cal advan­ta­ge of recy­cled poly­es­ter is made clear by the Higg Mate­ri­als Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Index (MSI for short).

Own repre­sen­ta­ti­on based on the Higg-MSI

We only use recy­cled poly­es­ter of the REPREVE® brand from Uni­fi. Uni­fi is one of the lea­ding manu­fac­tu­r­ers of recy­cled poly­es­ter and sets new stan­dards with its REPREVE® brand. Mecha­ni­cal recy­cling makes the fib­re pro­du­ced more envi­ron­men­tal­ly fri­end­ly than vir­gin poly­es­ter. We have the authen­ti­ci­ty of the goods ensu­red by an addi­tio­nal inspec­tion at Unifi.

All upstream sup­pli­ers are also cer­ti­fied accor­ding to the Glo­bal Recy­cled Stan­dard (GRS). This ensu­res a trans­pa­rent sup­p­ly chain back to the ori­gin of the recy­cled poly­es­ter. This stan­dard con­ta­ins, among other things, requi­re­ments for che­mi­cal and envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment. Com­pli­ance with cer­tain social stan­dards is also che­cked in an annu­al audit.

100%

of our upstream sup­pli­ers are cer­ti­fied accor­ding to the Glo­bal Recy­cled Standard.
You want to know more about REPREVE®?

You can find lots of exci­ting infor­ma­ti­on about REPREVE® direct­ly at → Uni­fi.

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