Cotswold Industries, Lenzing AG Introduce New Pocketing Fabric

June 23, 2014

Cotswold Industries Inc., New York, has developed a new pocketing fabric using Tencel fiber, which is produced by Lenzing AG. 

This development takes pocketing and waist banding to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability, according to the company. Cotswold Industries and sister company Central Textiles Inc. will be the primary conduit for the processing and weaving of Tencel for the product line. The pocketing will be produced in the United States and China.

Tencel is a man-made cellulosic fiber derived from wood pulp from trees with a closed-loop manufacturing process that reuses 99.6% of the solvent. It has a unique structure that allows moisture to transfer through the fiber, resulting in ease of wear and comfort, according to the company. This optimal moisture management supports reduced bacteria growth without the need for chemical additives.

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