Lenzing Modal® fabric is naturally soft on the skin and exceptionally ecological. cellulose fibre that is made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, usually from beech treesThe fibers are produced using Edelweiss® fiber technology.
Edelweiss® stands for a "symbiotic" production process - pulp, the raw material, is produced at the same site as the Modal fiber itself. Thus production can be done while going easy on energy and other resources.
Raw material beech wood
The way that beech trees grow is something truly special. They multiply by "rejuvenation" which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required.
Thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. More than half of the wood used at Lenzing comes locally from Austria and the remainder is from neighboring countries. Beechwood from forests which apply prevailing forestry legislation and sustainable methods is used exclusively.
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LENZING™ MODAL™ is the most ecological and clean viscose that is being manufactured in the world. Lenzing follow the guidelines and accredited with the FSC Certification. Please do not purchase viscose that does not hold this Certification as non-certified viscose is causing mass deforestation, often using endangered forests. Learn more via Canopyplanet.org.
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MOQs are 60 metres, purchase via Purchase Order.
Lenzing's trademarked Modal is from a sustainable forestry source and made Closed Loop, and verified as achieving the highest sustainable rating.I ts compared to a Rayon where there is slight difference in the feel and drape of Rayon vs Modal.
However "regular" rayon and "viscose" that is not able to be traced to a sustainable source is most likely to be causing mass deforestation, and in some cases, cutting down endangered forests.
Our Modal comes with accredited swing tags so you can transparently show your sustainable fabrics.
Innovative environmental technology
Lenzing is a pioneer when it comes to wood refineries. The process needed for this were developed by Lenzing and are not commercially available. Numerous Lenzing environmental innovations are integrated in the production of Lenzing Modal® fibers. The key part of Edelweiss is the Edelweiss® fiber technology which is based on oxygen-based chemistry. Thus Lenzing Modal® fibers are produced in an environmentally responsible way from the pulp through to the fiber.
Up to 95% of the Lenzing Modal® production materials are recovered at Lenzing as a result of innovative environmental processes. This gentle treatment is what makes it possible for the Lenzing Modal® production site to be located in the middle of a tourist area.