FABRIC UPDATE #4: EDELWEISS MODAL

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Modal is a natural fabric with a super soft feel and luxurious look. Since there’s a sustainable modal on the market, we love this fabric even more. This innovative modal fabric is developed by the Austrian company Lenzing and is called Edelweiss modal.  Edelweiss stands for a “symbiotic” production process – wood pulp, the raw material, is produced at the same site as the Modal fiber itself. Thus production can be done while going easy on energy and other resources. 

What
Lenzing Modal® is extracted from beechwood. 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. More than half of the wood used at Lenzing comes locally from Austria and the remainder is from neighboring countries. Beechwood from forests which apply prevailing forestry legislation and sustainable methods is used exclusively.

How

Full integration at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce the fiber in a CO2 neutral way due to the generation of excess energy and the recovery of component parts of the wood. Even pulp production at Lenzing is self-sufficient in terms of energy and is an important supplier of energy for the entire operation. Up to 95% of the Lenzing Modal® production materials are recovered at Lenzing as a result of innovative environmental processes.

Characteristics of Modal fabrics

  • Very soft & smooth
  • Easy to dye
  • Breathable
  • Moisture absorbent
  • Lustrous drape

See what’s in store made of Modal HERE

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