“Our Micro Modal fabric is manufactured in Leicester using wood pulp extracted from European beech trees. It is an ecological product. We chose this fabric for its super soft feel, resistance to shrinkage and ability to retain its colour and shape.”
Lenzing Micro Modal is naturally soft on the skin and exceptionally ecological. The fibre is produced, using Edelweiss technology. Edelweiss stands for a “symbiotic” product process – pulp, the raw material, is produced at the same site as the Micro Modal fibre itself. This production can be done while going easy on energy and other resources.
The way that beech trees grow is some truly special. They multiply by “rejuvenation” which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required. Thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. More than half of the wood used at Lenzing come locally from Austria and the remainder is from neighboring countries. Beechwood from forests which apply prevailing forestry legislation and sustainable methods is used exclusively.
The Micro Modal fibre comes from beechwood forests and make use of photosynthesis which has been an important mechanism in nature since the beginning of time. Photosynthesis creates the basis of Lenzing Micro Modal. Beech forests thrive in Northern and Central Europe and have shaped the landscapes of these regions for centuries. They are both a natural and sustainable source of raw material. They key part of Edelweiss is the Edelweiss technology which is based on oxygen-based chemistry. Thus Lenzing Micro Modal is produced in an environmentally responsible way from pulp through to fibre. UP to 95% of Lenzing Micro Modal production materials are recovered at Lenzing as a result of innovative environmental processes. This gentle treatment is what makes it possible for the Lenzing Micro Modal production site to be located in the middle of a tourist area.
More information about the Lenzing Micro Modal can be found here