Lenzing to increase production capacity by 25% for luxury lyocell yarn Tencel Luxe, catering to growing sustainability demand driven largely by Gen Z, millennials; Tencel Luxe achieved five times sales growth by volume in 2021 compared to previous year

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LENZING, Austria , July 28, 2022 (press release) –

  • Market growth in the sustainable luxury segment largely driven by Gen Z and millennials
  • Greater business opportunity for TENCEL™ LUXE as premium fashion brands extend use of eco-friendly materials
  • Upcoming collaborations with valued brand partners to boost sales growth further in 2022

TENCEL™ LUXE, the unique brand of lyocell filament yarn under Lenzing’s textile specialty brand, achieved a 2021 sales growth of 5 times the volume in 2020 and is on track to increase its existing production capacity by 25% in 2022 to cater to growing demand. As premium brands are increasingly introducing eco-friendly collections, it presents an area of opportunity for TENCEL™ LUXE to expand its footprint. The luxury sector, which is currently undergoing a sustainability evolution, is also poised to achieve a sustained growth of 6 to 8% annually[1]. Companies, especially those in the luxury and high-end fashion industry, are sourcing green solutions to reshape their value chains – and selecting TENCEL™ LUXE as a highly versatile new generation solution.

“We are seeing a significant shift towards sustainability in the luxury and premium industry, largely driven by the younger generation who are greatly concerned with the future of our planet,” said Vineet Singhal, Vice President Global Business Unit Noble Fibers at Lenzing AG. “As a result of this rising consumer demand, the TENCEL™ LUXE brand is looking to expand its footprint even further in haute couture, bridalwear, ready-to-wear, denim, activewear, traditional wear, intimate, and red-carpet fashion segments. We experienced strong sales growth in 2021 and are continuing this momentum into the second half of 2022, with the help of our valued partners.”

Through material and technological innovations, along with co-branding partnerships, TENCEL™ LUXE is able to bring the high-end fashion market a sustainably produced and biodegradable alternative that follows the cycle “From Nature to Skin to Nature”.

Diversifying growth with multi-dimensional partnerships
TENCEL™ LUXE targets all corners of the luxury and premium market to facilitate co-branding opportunities, bringing TENCEL™ Lyocell filament yarn to public figures and runways. It has repeatedly appeared in collections by renowned designers such as Italian sustainability ambassador Flavia La Rocca, multi-disciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada at London Fashion Week and eco-couture house PEET DULLAERT, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary during Paris Couture Week.

In the pipeline for this year, TENCEL™ LUXE will continue its collaborations with Dutch cult design duo Viktor & Rolf, who are using exclusive TENCEL™ LUXE fabric developments for their haute couture and bridal collections, conscious luxury brand Bav Tailor, and Vogue UK’s “One to Watch” Anciela, whilst expanding its partnership portfolio through collaborations with brands including Deepika Govind, Taneira and Safaa.

TENCEL™ LUXE will also be showcased in exciting new collaborations with Patrick Mcdowell at London Fashion Week 2022 and LVMH Prize finalist Róisín Pierce at Paris Fashion Week 2022.

“TENCEL™ LUXE symbolizes our mission to embed sustainability in the premium and luxury sector through our pursuit of exceptional quality and deep respect for nature,” added Vineet. “We are thrilled that more designers and brands are recognizing the versatility of TENCEL™ LUXE as a blending partner of various noble fibers and incorporating it in their collections globally, especially as we expand our scope to cover activewear and premium wear.”

 

[1]https://www.positiveluxury.com/content/uploads/2022/01/PL_PredictionsReport2022_embargo13Jan.pdf - p.23

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