Fashion and function are equals for Spring/Summer 2018—a season that is distinguished by fabrics that can outsmart the environment, be equally soft and strong and still look good after years of wear and tear.

The potential for performance denim with wellness benefits is just at the beginning stage, according to Advance Denim. The Chinese mill is taking cues from the athleisure and outdoor markets, pivoting its focus on developing and integrating brand new innovations from Lenzing, including TENCEL® C and TENCEL® Sun.

Advance Denim teamed up with Lenzing to develop TENCEL® C denim. Chitin is the most abundant polymer in nature after cellulose, and it is its derivative chitosan, a waste product from the shellfish industry that is added to the cellulose solution before the TENCEL® fiber is extruded. Well-known in the cosmetic industry for its ability to alleviate itching, regulate cells and protect the skin, chitosan also boasts an antibacterial effect. Results from Lenzing’s testing show that it promotes the retention of moisture on the surface of the skin thus aiding skin well-being and renewal.

Read more at Carved in Blue.


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® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.