Lenzing And NFW Partner To Provide Sustainable Leather Alternatives For Fashion

Gerard Ortiz

LENZING, Austria — February 20, 2023 — Lenzing has teamed up with NFW (Normal Fiber Welding Inc.) to give TENCEL™ branded fibers as a different backer alternative for NFW’s patented plant-centered technology, MIRUM®. The MIRUM® x TENCEL™ collaboration will be showcased for the to start with time in Milan, Italy in the course of the international leather-based reasonable, LINEAPELLE, which will acquire area on 21st – 23rd February 2023 in Milan, Italy.

MIRUM® is a categorically unique substance class, ideal for luxurious extras, vogue, footwear, automotive, and property merchandise. TENCELTM Lyocell and Modal fibers are derived from sustainable wooden resources and generated employing environmentally responsible procedures. The fibers are identifiable, verifiable and traceable by Lenzing’s Fiber Identification technologies which allows a bodily identification of fiber origin at distinct levels of generation. This permits complete traceability of the fiber components employed through the output process, be it on a piece of cloth or finished product or service, like clothes or footwear. Absolutely absolutely free from plastic, MIRUM® is built from natural rubber, plant and mineral pigments, plant-dependent oils and waxes, and an all-normal material backing. Each and every MIRUM® recipe is exceptional, but the commitment to utilizing only purely natural substances is unchanging. Instead of relying on PU binders, a characteristic of most leather options, MIRUM® makes use of normal rubber and plant oils for binding.

NFW’s exclusive tactic incorporates a range of all-natural ingredients like biobased charcoal, clay, cork powder, rice hulls, coconut fibers, recycled denim or seaweed to develop color or add visual interest. At the end of its existence cycle, goods produced with MIRUM® can be recycled into new MIRUM® or ground up and returned to the earth, while TENCEL™ fibers are compostable and biodegradable, enabling complete circularity of completed items. The collaboration creates a uniquely sustainable alternate for leather purposes as each TENCELTM fibers and MIRUM® are adaptable sufficient to be utilized in many applications.

“At NFW, we believe that plant matter is the only material that can scale to switch plastic. Given that its inception, MIRUM® has been engineered to profit our planet. By incorporating fabrics made of TENCEL™ to MIRUM®, we can enhance product transparency and traceability, although guaranteeing convenience and great hand come to feel on the pores and skin. We are thrilled to be a part of palms with the TENCEL™ manufacturer and we will continue creating greener choices for the style field,” explained Oihana Elizalde, Vice President and Normal Manager of MIRUM® at NFW. One particular of the ideal examples of the collaboration is the Allbirds Plant Pacer, which released very last fall. The shoe’s higher is created with MIRUM® lined with TENCEL™.

MIRUM® is an ideal option for designers and manufacturers searching to minimize their environmental footprint and expand their artistic palettes. TENCEL™ fibers are smooth and pleasurable on the skin, with superb moisture management. Introducing backer product manufactured of TENCEL™ fibers to MIRUM® not only generates a genuinely sustainable alternative but also one particular that enhances the ease and comfort level of solutions produced from leather-based alternate options.

“This partnership is a great instance of how the combination of our sustainable TENCEL™ fibers and revolutionary products like MIRUM® can go outside of conventional textiles. With innovation at coronary heart, there are infinite options for application of the new material. TENCEL™ fibers applied as backer not only boost the degree of transparency and traceability of MIRUM®, but also improve convenience – and with a incredibly reduced carbon footprint. We are confident that the functional material will be loved by source chain partners and brand names throughout footwear, fashion clothing, add-ons, home furnishings, and even automotive industries,” said Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Enterprise Growth Practical Put on and Footwear, International Textiles Business enterprise at Lenzing AG.

Each Lenzing and NFW will be showcasing their products at LINEAPELLE 2023. Stop by Hall 9, booth H02 to see the new MIRUM® material backed with TENCEL™ fibers on screen, which include the Allbirds Plant Pacer. The product is commercially available now globally and the ‘MIRUM® x TENCEL™’ leather alternate solution will be extra to Lenzing’s E-Branding Services this year.

Posted: February 20, 2023

Resource: The Lenzing Team

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