Lenzing’s Glacier Protection Project Adds Circular Fashion Collaboration

Glaciers are crucial to many communities around the globe, serving as a water source and supporting biodiversity. As the planet warms due to carbon dioxide emissions, glaciers are at risk. According to the United Nations, glaciers are losing 58 billion tons of ice each year, and as they melt, glaciers are causing flooding and rising sea levels.

One action being taken to prevent the loss of glaciers is covering them with nonwoven textiles. However, the geotextiles typically used for this are made from synthetic—or plastic—materials that release microplastics and do not biodegrade. Lenzing Group has been testing the use of its wood-based fibers as a natural, biodegradable alternative to synthetics.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.tencel.com.