Lenzing Group is partnering with Orange Fiber, an Italy-based company that has patented the pulp production process for citrus by-products, to produce the first ever TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibre made of orange and wood pulp. This new product aims to realise both companies’ shared vision to enhance sustainability in the textile and fashion industry.
“By upcycling waste materials such as orange peels in our products, we are taking proactive steps towards a more sustainable future and minimising the environmental impact of waste,” said Gert Kroner, vice president of Global Research and Development at the Lenzing Group.
“We are proud to partner with Lenzing to create this new material. This pioneering production model can help revolutionise the fashion industry and empower brands who are looking for eco-responsible textile value chains,” said Enrica Arena, CEO, Orange Fiber.