LONDON, 20 Sept 2021: TENCEL Luxe made its London Fashion Week debut during Osman Yousefzadas SS22 collection at Berkley Square restaurant Amazonico. TENCEL Luxe is the innovative new luxury filament from the Lenzing Group, made from sustainably sourced wood pulp that is transformed into an endless filament with properties that are comparable to silk. As a step-change in sustainable wood-based cellulosic fibre technology, TENCEL Luxe-branded lyocell filament is derived from wood grown in renewable, sustainably managed forests, in keeping with the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy, and can be manufactured at a commercial scale. It is produced in an environmentally sound closed-loop process that recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%.
This new textile advancement promises a truly sustainable alternative to silk: a cellulosic filament made from a renewable raw material that thrives with natural rainfall and sunlight, and is certified as biodegradable and registered with the Vegan Society. Grappling with the prospect of making a new collection just because its expected of him as a designer, and intensely aware of the environmental and social impact of the fashion and textile industry, this season London-based multidisciplinary artist Yousefzada wanted to create clothes with a purpose beyond satisfying commercial demand: biodegradability.
The opportunity to work with pioneering TENCEL Luxe fabrics positions Osman as a distinct role model for the industry, affirms his belief that luxury doesnt have to cost the Earth, and is evidence of his commitment to taking greater steps towards sustainable materials and practices.
TENCEL is peerless when it comes to sustainable fabric innovation, and the new TENCEL Luxe filament is utterly remarkable in its comparability to silk. I was amazed at the versatility of the TENCEL Luxe filament. Its ability to be blended with other fibres means that there is infinite scope for designers and brands that want to take steps to be more sustainable and ethical without compromising on luxury, quality or possibility.