LOS ANGELES — July 17, 2023 — Laguna Fabrics — a circular knitting mill — has partnered with Lenzing AG, manufacturer of TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers and Hyosung, manufacturer of creora® spandex, to launch the Natural Selection Collection. This sophisticated fabric collection made with TENCEL lyocell and creora’s bio-based spandex fiber, prioritizes style, functionality, and environmental responsibility.
Addressing the need for certified eco-friendly fibers in fashion, Laguna Fabrics leverages TENCEL Lyocell and creora bio-based spandex to create a collection that excels in performance and sustainability.
The Natural Selection Collection includes refined single jerseys, ribs, and interlocks suitable for contemporary women’s collections, including premium tops, first-layer shapewear, and form-fitting dresses.
“Our commitment to low-impact fibers has been ongoing since 2001, with over 70 percent of our products crafted from natural materials,” said David Roshan, representative of Laguna Fabrics. “By partnering with Hyosung, we successfully incorporate its creora bio-based spandex made with 30 percent renewable resources. This alternative stretch fiber performs exceptionally well, addressing the challenge of implementing sustainable options.”
Creora bio-based spandex replaces 30 percent of petroleum-based resources with bio-based materials sourced from industrial field corn. Recent third-party life cycle assessments reveal a 20 reduction in carbon footprint compared to regular spandex production.
“We are delighted to partner with Laguna Fabrics on this new curated collection. Consumers are demanding high-performance, comfortable fabrics backed-up with genuine sustainability benefits — which this collaboration between Laguna, Hyosung and Lenzing delivers”, said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung’s global marketing director – Textiles.
TENCEL Lyocell fibers are made from sustainably sourced wood and produced through a unique closed loop production process which recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimizing the environmental impact of production.
“The Natural Selection Collection exemplifies how important collaboration is in achieving and creating sustainable solutions for our industry,” said Erica Redd, business development manager at Lenzing Group. “Lenzing and the TENCEL brand are committed to working with supply chain partners to develop innovations and new fabrications that advance sustainability while meeting the performance needs of consumers.”
The Natural Selection Collection not only offers sustainability and performance but also proudly bears the “Made in Los Angeles” label. Laguna Fabrics, TENCEL Lyocell Fibers, and creora spandex are dedicated to advancing the use of bio-based materials and responsible sourcing practices.
The Natural Selection Collection will debut at Texworld New York July 18-20 in Lenzing’s booth (G14) as part of the Lenzing Pavilion and Hyosung’s booth (538) at Functional Fabric Fair New York.
Posted: July 17, 2023