A natural and renewable fibre
Using Tencel® in Fjällräven’s clothing collection is yet another piece in the puzzle for our long-term environmental work regarding material choice. Tencel® is a material from Lenzing Fibers and the brand name of a fibre that is also called lyocell. It is a natural material that is made from the cellulose of fast-growing trees, primarily eucalyptus and beech. In other words, the raw material is that same as that of viscose, but the manufacturing process is gentler on the environment.
From tree to textile in a closed system
In order to be able to extract the cellulose fibre from the raw material, a safe and biologically decomposable chemical substance is used and taken care of in a closed system. A total of 99.5 percent of the solution is recycled and reused, the rest is broken down in biological sewage treatment plants.
This closed manufacturing process is the reason behind Tencel® being awarded with "The European Award for the Environment” by the EU. The material is also eco-labelled with the EU Ecolabel (previously called the EU Flower).
While Tencel® lyocell arguably is an environmentally sound viscose fabric, we continuously monitor the developments in this particular area to ensure that we always have the most sustainable alternative in our product range.