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Camper and Tencel collaborate on sustainable fibres footwear collection

Lenzing is collaborating with Camper on new shoe styles for women with Tencel branded Lyocell fibres for this season

22nd September 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Lenzing, Austria

Technical Textiles

Lenzing is collaborating with leading shoe brand Camper, on new shoe styles for women with Tencel branded Lyocell fibres for this season. Refreshing the unique styles of Right and Upright, the boot and bootie from the AW2020 collection have been designed with an innovative knitted construction technique that contains Tencel Lyocell fibres from ‘botanic origin’, derived from sustainably grown wood sources.

Harvested from certified and controlled sources that are FSC or PEFCTM certified, Tencel Lyocell fibres are developed using a closed loop production process, which Lenzing says is highly resource efficient and has a low ecological impact. The process recycles water and uses 95% less in comparison to conventional cotton, Lenzing adds. For this collection, the fibre has been blended to create an innovative 3D webbed structure, which creates a sock- style boot with support, comfort and conscious attitude.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Camper, the first footwear brand to feature a knitted upper women’s boot using Tencel branded lyocell fibres. The sustainable fibres are not only a great choice for the environment; the soft and breathable material also offers great comfort and feels good. Our partnership with Camper is a perfect example of our commitment for driving sustainability in the footwear industry,” shared Florian Heubrandner, Vice President of Global Business Management Textiles at Lenzing.

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Camper’s partnership with Lenzing is part of its long-term commitment to source materials with a lower ecological impact, whilst retaining the performance, durability and unique spirit that makes a Camper shoe – ‘A little better, never perfect’.

Cecilia Llorens, Product Design Director for Camper explains: “Long-term partnerships such as those with Lenzing are vital to reducing the environmental impact of the footwear industry. Our designers are focused towards change and developing new innovations in design, but this must be complemented by materials such as Tencel. We plan to eliminate the use of virgin plastic in our uppers by 2022, and natural materials that achieve both performance sustainability are essential to being able to achieve this.”

The collection will be available from September at Camper stores, selected partners and online at www.camper.com.

www.lenzing.com

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