REFIBRA is made from wood pulp from sustainably managed forests and recycled cotton scraps.
REFIBRA®lyocell fibers are the result of an innovation involving wood and recycled cotton. The wood pulp used in REFIBRA® lyocell (TENCEL®) is a renewable raw material that comes from sustainably managed forests. By reducing the need to extract wood from new forests, this method of sourcing lowers the manufacturing impact. REFIBRA incorporates cotton scraps from garment production. By reducing the need to extract wood from new forests, this method of sourcing lowers the manufacturing impact.
REFIBRA® lyocell is produced in the same closed-loop production process as Tencel; more than 99% of the solvent used to process the wood and cotton scrap is recovered and reused. This process also recycles water used in the production of the fiber.
Where We Are
We are looking at incorporating more styles in our line that contain REFIBRA® fibers. Our lyocell fabrics are a result of our collaboration with Lenzing, a manufacturer based in Austria.
Patagonia is always looking for more opportunities to source cellulosic fibers from waste streams, including textiles and agricultural waste.