Smartcel is a highly innovative eco-friendly and fully-biodegradable natural cellulose fibre derived from both eucalyptus trees and beach trees in a closed-loop manufacturing method. This means no chemicals must be disposed of as waste. SmartFiber AG is the exclusive provider of this award-winning patented production method which utilizes Zinc as a key ingredient incorporated into the cellulose fibre. Zinc has a number of incredibly beneficial health properties, some of which include but are not limited to; anti-inflammatory capabilities, UVA and UVB radiation protection, and anti-bacterial protection against odour causing bacteria. This smooth and silky fabric feel combined with the impactful benefits of Zinc make this the ideal fibre for active individuals with an eco-conscious mind. Smartcel technology has set a new standard in sustainable fibre production, and this is evident from their numerous global accolades and certificates from some of the most reputable green organizations.

These certifications include but are not limited to:


  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 - No harmful substances. 
  • European Ecolabel - Proof of product’s specialty environmentally-friendly properties. 
  • FSC Label - FSC proves that wood is derived from responsibly managed forests. 
  • OMPG - Proof of the active transfer of Zinc ions with direct contact of Smartcel. 
  • TOP ISPO TEXTRENDS - Selected as one of the top innovations for summer 2019. 
  • German Innovation Prize 2010. 



Our Lyocell A100 fibres are sourced from Lenzing, a global leader in the production of sustainable botanic fibres. Lenzing Lyocell fibres are made from natural cellulose fibres derived from wood pulp in a closed loop production method, where greater than 99% of all the solvent is recovered and reused. These naturally smooth, soft, and lightweight fabrics are an ideal choice for sportswear as it offers natural breathability and up to 50% more absorption than cotton. Given that wood is the most important raw material in Lyocell production, Lenzing only sources wood from certified sustainable sources. “One should not take more from the forest than it can regrow.” Lenzing and it’s partners' values are closely aligned with this basic principle of forest protection and conservation. Almost all forestry operations are certified under FSC and PEFC controlled wood criteria. One key element of sustainable managed forests is their natural water cycle, meaning they do not need artificial irrigation to grow.


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Similar to Lyocell, Lenzing Modal fibres are made from natural cellulose fibres derived from wood pulp and sourced from sustainably managed forests. Lenzing Modal however, is developed in a multi-stage process that yields extremely high recovery rates of any chemical additives used during production, and therefore reduces wastewater and air emissions. On average, Modal production uses about 10-20 times less water than cotton. It’s buttery soft feel rivals that of cotton, though it is much less demanding on the world’s most valuable resource. The high fibre strength of Lenzing Modal makes it easily washable and also capable of being produced into razor-thin microfibres for high-quality yarns. This combined with it’s stretchy, durable and breathable feel make Lenzing Modal an excellent fibre for high-quality sportswear. Unlike Polyester, a non-biodegradable carbon intensive production method derived from oil, Lenzing Modal is a fully biodegradable fibre with minimal environmental effect. Lenzing’s commitment to leading innovation through environmentally friendly initiatives is evident through their various certifications and awards.


  • European Ecolabel - Proof of product’s specialty environmentally -friendly properties.
  • USDA Certified Biobased Product (Lyocell fibres) - Biobased products are created on the basis of renewable resources.
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 - This worldwide standard ensures that about 2,000 chemicals are either not used at all or that the residues are within very tight limits in the textile production.
  • FAIRTRADE - Lenzing relies on responsible forestry. FSC® and PEFC™ certifications confirm that the wood for fibres from Lenzing is derived from sustainable sources.
  • TUV AUSTRIA BELGIUM NV - The Belgian certification company TUV AUSTRIA BELGIUM NV confirmed the biodegradability of Lenzing’s cellulose fibres according to international standards.
  • Medically Tested (Tested for Toxins) - The FKT “Medically Tested – Tested for Toxins” label identifies textiles that do not release any chemicals that may irritate the skin or be harmful to health.
  • Recycled claim standard - The RCS is used as a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain.
  • EcoVadis Gold Status 2020 Award - This certifies that the company operates at the highest level in the areas of sustainable procurement, labour & human rights, and ethics.



Our fully biodegradable Viscose fibres are sourced from Kelheim fibres, one of the cleanest Viscose producers in the world. Similar to both Lyocell and Modal fibres, Viscose is made from natural cellulose fibres derived from wood pulp. Being that wood is the main raw material, all Keheim wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests certified under FSC and PEFC. Our Kelheim Viscose fibres are not only soft and comfortable, but offer specialty air chambers in the fabric, resulting in an extra light and breathable comfort on the skin. These same air chambers also store heat, making this particular Viscose fibre a perfect fit for sportswear. Up to 70% of the textile consists of air, making it an incredibly light and airy fabric. Kelheim’s commitment to environmental sustainability has led to a number of leading innovations in closed-loop production processes that minimize waste and emissions, while achieving maximum energy efficiency within their plants. One example of this is in their exhaust streams. Exhaust streams that contain high levels of carbon disulphide are fed to an activated carbon adsorption plant or to direct condensation for recovery. This is but one of many leading environmental initiatives that Kelheim has undertaken to fuel a cleaner future. Some of Kelheim’s awards and certifications include:


  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 - This worldwide standard ensures that about 2,000 chemicals are either not used at all or that the residues are within very tight limits in the textile production. 
  • FSC & PEFC - The wood comes from sustainably managed forests, harvested under strict observance of social and environmental legal standards, and from other controlled sources.
  • OK BIODEGRADABLE MARINE TUV AUSTRIA - VILOFT ® fibres are fully biodegradable in marine environments.
  • USDA Certified Biobased Product - BIOBASED certification from the US Department of Agriculture confirms that our core products are at least 97 % organic.
  • EMAS - EMAS is the world’s most demanding system for sustainable environmental management and was developed by the European Commission. EMAS focuses on continuous improvement of environmental parameters, transparent reporting and independent certification by external experts.
  • REACH Compliance - As a German fibre producer, Kelheim Fibres meets the requirements of the EU REACH Chemicals Regulation.


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Umorfil is a new type of bionic Nylon created by extracting ocean collagen peptide amino acids from recycled fish scales.  Typically, fish scales are sent directly to processing factories where they are buried into soil in order to be disposed of. Unfortunately, this process is inherently harmful to the environment as it leads to the acidification of soil. Umorfil Technology fibre harnesses these high-value added collagen components from fish scales to create a beautiful eco-fibre. The end product is an amazingly silky smooth fabric with highly functional moisture retention and natural deodorizer properties. Not only this, but the fabric creates a new level of skin comfort through it’s external recognition from ISO 10993. The fibre has passed medical grade skin sensitivity and irritation testing. As an added bonus, after the collagen has been extracted, the remaining fish waste can then be processed as raw materials for fertilizers used in the agricultural industry, thereby closing the manufacturing loop entirely!