Lenzing follows within the footsteps of eco attire and footwear model Allbirds by partnering with NFW (Pure Fiber Welding) on its Tencel-branded fibres that act as a substitute for NFW’s patented plant-based expertise, Mirum.
The Mirum and Tencel team-up will likely be unveiled for the primary time in Milan, Italy through the Lineapelle worldwide leather-based expo, which runs from 21 to 23 February 2023.
The fabric class Mirum is described as distinctive and appropriate for high-end equipment, clothes, footwear, automotive and family items. Tencel Lyocell and Modal fibres are from sustainable wooden sources and made utilizing environmentally accountable processes.
The fibres will be recognized, confirmed, and tracked utilizing Lenzing’s fibre identification expertise. This makes it potential to bodily establish the supply of fibre at varied manufacturing levels. This enables full traceability of the fibre supplies used within the manufacturing course of.
Most leather-based substitutes depend on PU binders whereas, Mirum consists totally of pure rubber, plant and mineral colors, plant-based oils and waxes, and an all-natural material backing. It comprises no plastic in any respect. Though every Mirum recipe is authentic, the dedication to utilising solely pure parts stays fixed.
Birgit Schnetzlinger, head of enterprise improvement, useful put on and footwear, international textiles enterprise at Lenzing AG mentioned: “Tencel fibres used as backers not solely improve the extent of transparency and traceability of Mirum but in addition improve consolation – and with a really low carbon footprint.
“We’re assured that the versatile materials will likely be beloved by provide chain companions and types throughout footwear, trend attire, equipment, furnishings, and even automotive industries.”
This new strategy by NFW combines a range of pure elements like bio-based charcoal, clay, cork powder, rice hulls, coconut powder, recycled denim, or seaweed to develop color or add visible curiosity.
Merchandise made with Mirum will be recycled into new Mirum, whereas Tencel fibres are compostable and biodegradable, enabling full circularity of its merchandise.
Oihana Elizalde, vice chairman and common supervisor of Mirum at NFW mentioned: “At NFW, we consider that plant matter is the one materials that may scale to switch plastic. Since its inception, Mirum has been engineered to learn our planet. By including materials made from Tencel to Mirum, we are able to improve materials transparency and traceability, whereas guaranteeing consolation and nice hand really feel on the pores and skin.
“We’re thrilled to hitch arms with the Tencel model and we’ll proceed creating greener options for the style trade.”
Lenzing lately promoted circularity in trend with its partnership to Sweden-based pulp producer Södra