An insight into Tencel fabrics

TENCEL

Tencel fabric is an amazing eco friendly fabric that represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, tencel textiles are created though the use of nanotechnology in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions.

Another ecological advantage of TENCEL® is that the raw material wood, stems from forest plantations which practice sustainability. The cultivated forest land is not suitable for agriculture. In contrast, cotton uses productive agricultural land, which means it is competing with food production. Moreover, water consumption is 10 – 20 times lower than with cotton.

VALUES

Eco Print – Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fibre is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable. Colour Rich – Tencel was created with color in mind, because of the fibres’ high absorbency. The fabrics can be dyed to high quality standards. Moisture Absorbent – This eco fabric has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Anti-bacterial – Due to its moisture management, Tencel is also anti-bacterial. Feel of Fabric – Similar to rayon in feel. Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable.

Tencel has an extremely smooth, soft surface that drapes beautifully to flatter every figure. Great for sensitive skin – Tencel’s smooth fibre surface feels soft and supple against the skin and its incredible wicking abilities keep the skin dry, making Tencel a great fabric for sensitive skin. Versatile – This eco fabric has controllable fibrillation (the very fine hairs found on the outer fibres), which can be manipulated into everything form suede-like softness to a silky smooth finish. Durable – This super fibre can hold up to a beating when both wet and dry, and is most conveniently resistant to wrinkles.

PROCESS

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