Ultrafabrics has incorporated Tencel Modal fibers into some its products, which adds to the sustainability component as well as increasing performance and durability.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Ultrafabrics has partnered with Lenzing AG, a sustainable wood-fiber producer, to incorporate the company’s Tencel Modal fibers into its collections.
Tencel Modal fibers are mainly manufactured from beech wood sourced from Forest Stewardship Council or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification forests in Austria and neighboring countries.
“We are pleased to be aligned with the Tencel brand and the Lenzing AG family, a bold company with equally ambitious sustainability goals,” said Jennifer Hendren, Ultrafabrics senior director of product development. “They share our focus on bringing our sustainability journey to the forefront, without sacrificing quality or product integrity. We partner with big thinkers and take pride in bringing trust in both our brands to our global audience.”
Hendren said Ultrafabrics is on a mission towards sustainability in all aspects of its business. By 2030, it aims to have 100% of its entire product portfolio across 11 markets made of 50% rapidly renewable and/or recycled materials.
“We are very happy to see our fibers on different textile products,” said Ebru Bayramoglu, Lenzing AG’s head of business development for home. “Ultrafabrics developed a selection of products by using our Tencel fibers as a very good alternative to industry-standard solutions. The journey to sustainability is a long marathon, not a sprint, and evolutionary change should always begin with actionable steps toward the goal of reducing a brand’s environmental impact.”
Beyond the sustainability component that Tencel Modal fibers bring to the table, the premium woven aspect adds to the performance and durability Ultrafabrics customers expect, according to the company.
The following Ultrafabrics collections include this backing, representing 33% of its entire product portfolio: Dwell, Eco Tech, Geom, Pearlized, Ultraleather, and Ultraleather Pro.
Ultrafabrics has also extended its product warranty period from two years to five years from date of shipment. This extends the warranty from the industry’s standard two years. An average 99.8% of shipped orders are never returned for flaws or quality concerns, according to the company.
The new extended warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. Ultrafabrics commits to continuing its investment in innovation, research and development to create high-quality polyurethanes suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
“Ultrafabrics’ products span many industries, including commercial architecture and design, healthcare and residential, recreational vehicles and contract furniture,” said Nicole Meier, Ultrafabrics director of branding. “The ability to confidently speak to all these markets about the fact that we stand behind our fabrics and their attributes for a full five years is monumental.”