Klopman has also recently developed the first fabric in the market which uses TENCEL™ Lyocell with REFIBRA™ technology to upcycle cotton scraps, in addition to wood pulp.

We have launched two fabric weights, Vitalys 195 and 235 g/m2, to meet the different needs of the market. They blend comfort and sustainability to go one step beyond.

REFIBRA™ technology: contributing to a circular economy in textiles

The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling cotton scraps from garment production. These cotton scraps are transformed into cotton pulp. A substantial proportion of this – up to one third – is added to wood pulp, and the combined raw material is transformed to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres to make fabrics and garments.

In the emerging circular economy of the future, nothing is treated as waste.

What is left over from one process becomes input to another, so keeping it circulating. REFIBRA™ technology gives a second life to pre- and post-consumer sources – which would otherwise be sent to landfills or incinerated – by upcycling it into brand new cellulosic fiber materials for clothing and home products.

TENCEL™ and REFIBRA™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.