The fibers

TENCEL


meetMILK fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres are a perfect choice of fabric for making clothes to love forever and to wear again and again. Clothes that are not only right for you, but also right for the environment.

 

 

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources that are harvested from certified and controlled sources in natural forests and sustainably managed plantations.

 

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres have gained a commendable reputation for their award winning and environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact.

 

TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibers are known for their natural comfort and luxurios soft touch. They deliver quality, performance and versatility with unique physical properties that lead to their great strength, efficient moisture absorption, enhanced breathability and gentleness to skin.

 

TENCEL™ fibers are manufacured by Austria based Lenzing Group who has many years of dedicated ability, ambition and passion to develop eco/sustainable fibers from natural wood sources.

 

For reference and to know more about TENCEL™ and Lenzing, go to the TENCEL™ brand site here >

 

MODAL


Modal shares a lot of similarities with TENCEL when it comes to softness, comfort, breathability and moisture absorbtion. The Modal fibres are also derived from sustainable wood sources (mostly beech wood) that are harvested from certified and controlled sources in natural forests and sustainably managed plantations.

 

You can call Modal the 2nd generation of the regerated fibres (viscose/rayon is 1st and TENCEL is 3rd), and the story of an environmentally responsible production process, where wood pulp is turned into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact is pretty much the same for Modal and TENCEL fibres.

 

The main difference for you is that Modal has a slightly more delicate touch and feel. It feels softer and more 'milky', and it is often made into lighter and thinner fabrics compared to TENCEL. 

 

 

CUPRO


Cupro is a regenerated fiber made from cotton linter (the ultrafine, silky fibers that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant after it’s been ginned). Cotton linter is normally a waste product from the cotton production because it can't be used in the fiber production.

 

Cupro that is branded by Japanese Asahi Kasei is known as Bemberg. Asahi Kasei uses its proprietary technologies to refine and dissolve the linter that is not normally used as fiber, transforming it into pure regenerated fiber - a raw material that is pre-cosumer waste.

 

Although Cupro is derived from cotton, it is very fine, and does not have the non-uniformity of thickness found with natural fibers. 

 

Cupro is anti-static, breathable, has great color retention and it's gentle on skin.

 

It has a very smooth surface and a low coefficient of friction, making it slide smoothly for a light, comfortable fit. 

 

Cupro has a unique 'peach-skin' finish, and it often has the look and feel of a silk.

 

Asahi Kasei reduces the environmental impact with innovative technology and techniques in the manufacturing processes of Bemberg Cupro.

 

They gained high recognition for environmental and chemical safety practices in their traceable production system, as well as for their contribution to a recycling pre-consumer waste.

In 2017 Bemberg acquired the Global Recycled Standard certification by Textile Exchange - A certification that ensures transparency and traceability of recycled material and products.

 

Currently, Asahi Kasei has achieved almost 100% zero waste emissions (99,8% in 2016. For example, the fiber waste from the Bemberg manufacturing process is reused as fuel for power generation.

 

For reference and to read more about Bemberg Cupro, you can visit the offical website of Asahi Kasei here>

 

 

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