world is rising sharply with the efforts of
fashion brands to approach our planet and
natural resources more responsibly.
Our planet is beautiful and
Natural resources on
our planet are not increasing.
We are not indifferent to the
state in which we will let our
planet for future generations.
‘The environment has long been a taboo for
fashion designers. Fortunately, it’s different
today. For example, iconic British designer
Vivienne Westwood used TENCELTM Luxe
to create an environmentally friendly dress
for Hollywood actress Marlee Matlin. The
dress, made in harmony with nature, also
attracted a lot of attention on the red
carpet before the presentation of this year’s
Oscars’, says Kupková.
In addition to Vivienne Westwood, other
famous names are gradually joining the
campaign to create sustainable fashion.
Explaining the Lenzing Group’s approach
to the production philosophy of all
products, Kupková explains, ‘As a woman
who is naturally close to fashion, I am, of
course, very happy about that. I consider
the transition to a sustainable economy
and sustainable materials to be very
important. We should have a great regard
for resources that our planet provides us
and manage them so that these resources
could be available to future generations as
Responsible environmental behavior,
which is characteristic of the entire
Lenzing Group, can also be easily traced
at the Paskov plant. The basic raw material
for the production of dissolving pulp in
Paskov is a sustainable raw material spruce wood.
‘We produce our dissolving pulp exclusively
of low-quality wood. Wood comes from
thinning treatments of controlled forest
management and sawmill residues. We try
to be a plant with a minimal impact on the
environment’, says Kupková.
Lenzing Biocel Paskov uses almost all of
its raw materials for production without
residues. ‘We are a biorefinery and we
manufacture our products in closed
production cycles. We use fossil fuels only
to a minimal extent; we have not burned
any coal since 2014 and we are completely
energy self-sufficient. Our carbon footprint
is very low in pulp production. We use 98 %
of our own produced green energy for the
production process. Chemicals that we
need to produce the fibers are recovered
in our special production facilities and used
The main advantages of Lenzing
textile fibers are, in particular, lower
water and soil consumption in their
production and their biodegradability.
Compared to traditional cotton,
Lenzing fibers need 52 times less
water and 10 times less soil to
In addition to maximum environmental
protection, Lenzing Biocel Paskov
also focuses on increasing production
capacity. Kupková adds, ‘Demand for
our pulp is growing. Our customers
are mainly in Asia, but we also supply
a significant amount to Europe--about
30 % of our production. Demand for our
pulp currently exceeds our production
capacity, which we increased to 285,000
tonnes last year, and it is still not enough.
For this reason, among others, the Lenzing
Group decided to build another large plant
for the production of dissolving pulp. It will
be located in Brazil and its construction is
already in full swing’.
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