Our viscose fibres are made of natural cellulose, which is obtained from wood, a renewable raw material. In an industrial process, we transform this cellulose into fibre form - as viscose fibres. Our process allows us to individually customize the properties of the fibres - from their length and shape to their functionality - to best suit the specific requirements of our customers' end products. Our specially tailored viscose fibres offer numerous benefits, including providing exceptional softness and comfort in clothing. By serving as a sustainable alternative to synthetic fibres and disposable plastics, our viscose fibres contribute to a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle.
VILOFT® is made of FSC® or PEFC certified wood pulp. The FSC® and PEFC seals guarantee that only wood from sustainably managed plantations is used.
VILOFT® is 100% biodegradable, and has been proven to decompsose completely in a few days
VILOFT® is certified according to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 class 1. This guarantees that VILOFT® contains no toxic substances and is suitable for baby products.
VILOFT® is certified as a bio-based product by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which confirms the product is comprised of minimum 97% organic material.
VILOFT® is registered with TextileGenesisTM, an award-winning traceability platform that creates radical transparency from fibre to retail and ensures the authenticity and provenance of sustainable textiles. More information about TextileGenesisTM can be found here: www.textilegenesis.com
We produce VILOFT® exclusively in Germany, and strictly comply with all German environmental legislation. Our closed-loop production philosophy and energy- efficient plant operation save valuable resources. Kelheim Fibres is the first viscose manufacturer worldwide with an EMAS-validated environmental management system, ensuring eco-friendly production and transparency.
Kelheim Fibres has joined and actively supports the ZDHC “Roadmap to Zero” Programme. This non-profit organisation with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain.
In comparison to cotton, the production of VILOFT® requires only a fraction of the water and land used.
VILOFT® is also suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
After almost 100 years of during which only round cellulose fibres were produced, the creation of VILOFT® brought the world's first flat textile viscose fibre. The flat cross-section delivers flexibility in the fibres and increases their surface area. When spun into a yarn, VILOFT® fibres align in a random pattern and form hollow spaces filled with air, enhancing the insulation properties and breathability of the garments.
The flat cross-section delivers flexibility in the fibres and increases their surface area. When spun into a yarn, VILOFT® fibres align in a random pattern and form hollow spaces filled with air.