Kingpins Amsterdam is to see the launch of a new denim capsule collection designed by Adriano Goldschmied. It will feature new fabric developed with Refibra branded lyocell fibres – one of the latest fibre innovations from Lenzing AG.
The famed designer first began working with TENCEL lyocell in the mid-1990s with the launch of his AGoldE label. Lenzing commissioned Adriano to design this 21st century capsule collection because he is a strong advocate of sustainable practices in denim. It features fabrics from eight global premium denim mills with design, production and laundry processing taking place in his Los Angeles studio.
The Refibra fibre is the first commercial scale cellulose fibre that features chemically recycled material. Manufactured from a blend of pulps that include post-industrial cotton scrap and wood, this new generation of TENCEL lyocell fibre represents the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ process. The Refibra fibre recently achieved the Recycled Claim Standard which certifies that all production processes in its entire supply chain adhere to the proper steps that ensure the final product’s integrity. A special manufacturing process makes it possible to identify the Refibra fibre in the finished garment.
Lenzing worked in tandem with Spanish mill Textil Santanderina during the initial development of this fabric. Other fabric mill partners showcased in this capsule include Advance Denim (China), Artistic Milliners (Pakistan), Blue Diamond (China), Candiani (Italy), Orta (Turkey), Prosperity (China) and Tejidos Royo (Spain). Knitted fabric bases were supplied by Hallotex (Spain).
Tricia Carey, Director of Global Business Development for Denim at Lenzing exults, “With the environmental challenges we are facing globally, Refibra fibres is one step towards reducing waste.”
The capsule with fifteen women’s and men’s styles can be viewed at Kingpins Amsterdam (October 25th and 26th), Kingpins New York (November 29th and 30th) and at regional Lenzing offices.