Regenerated cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing participated for the first time at Lineapelle in Milan, last month, where the Austrian company unveiled its complete shoe concept – shoes made almost entirely from its eco-friendly Tencel Lyocell fibres.
According to Lenzing, in the search for sustainable and innovative materials, an increasing number of reputable brand and shoe manufacturers are becoming aware of its Tencel branded lyocell fibres. With Lenzing’s complete shoe concept the possibilities range from textile fibre in the upper material, as a filling material, or as a nonwoven fleece in the inner sole through to Lenzing Lyocell powder in the outer sole or in the padding.
Due to their eco-friendly production and bio-degradability, two criteria which are increasingly significant in the shoe sector, Tencel Lyocell fibres are said to be an ideal alternative to conventional materials. Tencel Lyocell fibres naturally have good breathing properties and ensure optimum moisture management in footwear, according to Lenzing and they can be easily combined with all of the materials commonly used in shoe production.