Lenzing has developed a new fiber based on cotton scraps and wood called Refibre, which stands for “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” Refibre, which is produced in the Tencel production process, is said to be the first cellulose fiber featuring recycled material on a commercial scale. Tencel itself is an environmentally-friendly fiber of botanic origin, and Refibre adds to the process by reassessing waste as a resource. The Austrian producer of cellulosic fiber hopes the new fiber will promote the development of new solutions in the textile industry towards a circular economy. The company said it has also developed a new identification system for Refibre in the finished textile product, for the sake of transparency.