Laguna Fabrics, TENCEL™, and creora® spandex Unite for the Natural Selection Collection, a Low-impact Fabric Line Made in Los Angeles – Hyosung Performance Textiles

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News & Events | July 17, 2023

Laguna Fabrics, TENCEL™, and creora® spandex Unite for the Natural Selection Collection, a Low-impact Fabric Line Made in Los Angeles

July 17, 2023: Los Angeles, CA – Laguna Fabrics, a leading circular knitting mill, partners 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% 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% renewable resources. This alternative stretch fiber performs exceptionally well, addressing the challenge of implementing sustainable options.”

Creora® bio-based spandex replaces 30% 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. 

ABOUT LAGUNA FABRICS

Laguna Fabrics is a family-owned circular knitting mill based in Los Angeles with a legacy spanning over 35 years. Known for trend-forward, high-quality knits, and fast turnaround, Laguna Fabrics has continuously supplied the market with contemporary fabrics made from natural fibers. In the past decade, the company has prioritized sustainability, focusing on crafting lower-impact fabrics and aligning with global initiatives to reduce the fashion industry’s social and environmental impacts.

Laguna Fabrics is the only GOTS-certified knitting mill in the USA, exemplifying their dedication to environmentally conscious practices. Seamlessly blending tradition and innovation, Laguna Fabrics sets new standards in the industry, inspiring creativity while preserving the planet for future generations.

ABOUT HYOSUNG 

Hyosung is a comprehensive fiber manufacturer that produces world-class products, providing innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s creora® spandex is the world’s largest spandex brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fiber offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality.  Post-consumer recycled nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fiber solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market. Visit our blog at blog.hyosungtnc.com for all the latest trend, event, and product updates. Hyosung can also be found on Instagram @hyosung_textiles  and on LinkedIn at Hyosung Performance Textiles

ABOUT TENCEL™ 

TENCEL™ is the flagship brand under The Lenzing Group that covers textile specialty product fiber offerings. Since 1992, the TENCEL™ brand has been driving the evolution of fiber solutions for the apparel and home textile segments through several industry-first innovations and environmentally responsible production processes. Product brands under TENCEL™ include TENCEL™ Active, TENCEL™ Denim, TENCEL™ Home, TENCEL™ Intimate, TENCEL™ Luxe and TENCEL™ for Footwear. Featuring botanic origin and biodegradable quality, TENCEL™ branded modal and lyocell fibers are also gentle on skin with smooth, long-lasting softness, color vibrancy and color retention features. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of fabrics. Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers can also absorb moisture efficiently. Offering endless design possibilities, TENCEL™ Modal fibers can be blended with other fibers and processed using conventional machinery, significantly improving the softness and comfort of fabrics. Fibers and filaments used under the TENCEL™ brand are derived from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. They are produced via environmentally responsible production processes and are compostable and biodegradable, thus can fully revert back to nature. They are designated by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) BioPreferred® Program. TENCEL™ Luxe is registered by The Vegan Society. 

About the Lenzing Group The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments. The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. Due to their consistent high quality, their biodegradability and compostability Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications. The business model of the Lenzing Group goes far beyond that of a traditional fiber producer. Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the value chain, creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilization and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy. In order to reduce the speed of global warming and to accomplish the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the “Green Deal” of the EU Commission, Lenzing has a clear vision: namely to make a zero-carbon future come true. 

Key Facts & Figures Lenzing Group 2021 Revenue: EUR 2.19 bn Nominal capacity: 1,145,000 tonnes Number of employees (headcount): 7,958 TENCEL™, VEOCEL™, LENZING™, REFIBRA™, ECOVERO™, LENZING MODAL™, LENZING VISCOSE™, MICROMODAL™ and PROMODAL™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.

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