The Matte Tencel fabric, containing a minimum of 40% matte Tencel, provides enhanced weight, heightened opaqueness, and diminished sheen.
Aiming to meet the demand for authentic constructions and heavy weights in denim fabrics, Lenzing is unveiling its Matte Tencel Denim Capsule Collection at Kingpins Amsterdam this week. This collection features garments crafted from fabrics supplied by 13 mill partners, incorporating Lenzing’s low-luster Tencel lyocell fibers. With a minimum of 40 percent matte Tencel, the fabrics offer increased heft, higher opaqueness, and reduced sheen, according to Tuncay Kilickan, Lenzing’s head of global business development for denim.
Matte Tencel Fabric: Revolutionizing Denim Aesthetics and Comfort
Introduced in 2021, matte Tencel is specifically engineered to scatter light and permanently diminish sheen in denim applications. While retaining the sustainability and performance benefits of regular Tencel, this innovation provides greater design versatility. Initially focused on lightweight fabrics for women’s denim, ongoing research and development efforts have extended its application to men’s wear, where a matte finish is often preferred.
The Matte Tencel Denim Capsule Collection showcases fabrics with a cotton-like appearance resembling authentic denim, maintaining Tencel’s soft and luxurious properties. Sabur Iftikhar Qureshi, general manager marketing of Artistic Fabric Mills, highlights the collection’s ability to combine the aesthetics of authentic denim with Tencel’s comfort. Other mills participating in the collection include:
- Advance Denim
- AGI Denim
- Bhaskar Denim
- Crescent Bahuman
- LNJ Denim
- Panther Denim
- SM Denim Mills
- US Denim Mills
This innovation enables mills to harness the sustainable benefits of matte Tencel in the men’s and unisex categories. The closed-loop production process contributes to waste reduction. Additionally, the fibers exhibit high receptivity to various dyes and finishes. Their efficiency in achieving desired colors and shades while reducing production time and resource consumption.