Lenzing’s new Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe’s new collection, Broadband, represents the wide scope of the many kinds of denim in the market. There are two concepts based on Tencel Lyocell fabrics: Hardwear, a workwear wardrobe inspired by archival garments; and Softwear, a feminine range of fluid denim fashion statements. Together, they represent the ying and yang of denim, underscoring that there’s no singular denim trend driving the category at the moment.
While Tencel has presented several collections in the past that have highlighted denim trends like garment-dyed or chambray garments, nothing has shown its diversity as Broadwear. Nor has a project showed the fiber in a way like Hardwear does. The collection is Tencel’s foot in the door with brands that focus on heritage workwear design.
Like all of Tencel’s collections, the fabrics were narrowed down from approximately 40 to just eight for Hardwear, chosen on their finishing performance and compatibility with laser treatment. Equally complex and inspiring, Softwear showcases Tencel fabrics in a familiar yet elevated and fashionable way. Softwear uses fabrics that are mill wash, meaning, they are ready for cut and sew and require no additional wash. The collection’s water-inspired effects aim at sparking dialogues about water conservation in the apparel industry.