Under the Tencel brand, the Austrian firm Lenzing is releasing Lyocell and Modal fibers that have received CarbonNeutral certification. In other words, they comply with the carbon-neutral protocol set up – originally in 2002 – by Natural Capital Partners. In Lenzing’s summation, “the emissions associated with the fibers’ production, manufacturing and distribution have been calculated and offset.” According to the company, the new fibers are biodegradable and derived from plants while retaining the properties of standard Tencel fibers. They also align with Tencel’s True Carbon Zero plan to achieve “net-zero emissions by 2050.” “Our ultimate goal,” says Robert van de Kerkhof, Lenzing’s chief commercial officer, “is to offer the carbon neutral benefit across our entire selection of Tencel fibers and the textile supply chain.”