Tencel™ is one of our most environmentally friendly materials. It comes directly from nature and is extracted from FSC-certified* cellulose from sustainable forestry. Tencel™ shares many of wool's positive properties, and clothing in Tencel™ is soft, durable, retains its fit and transports moisture away from the skin.
Tencel® is a registered trademark for lyocell from the textile manufacturer Lenzing and scores very high in the ranking of environmentally friendly textiles, both in terms of raw material and production process.
What properties does Tencel™ have?
Tencel® is a durable but soft and light fiber with high elasticity.
It has a smooth surface and feels softer on the skin than wool, cotton and silk.
Clothes made from Tencel® carry moisture very well and absorb 50 percent more moisture than cotton.
They also breathe well, dry quickly and rarely wrinkle.
Like wool, Tencel® is naturally antiseptic and has up to 2000 times less bacterial growth than synthetic fibres.
Why is Tencel™ more sustainable than other materials?
Tencel® is produced from Eucalyptus trees. The production is FSC certified, which guarantees sustainable forestry. Trees used in production are replaced, and raw material production itself consumes CO2 and produces oxygen. Forestry takes place in areas with soil that are not suitable for growing food and thus does not come into conflict with food production.
Tencel® is processed in a closed system. Tencel® requires far fewer chemicals than traditional viscose and nearly 100% of the chemicals are reused. The rest is cleaned. Production of Tencel® also consumes less energy in production than traditional rayon/viscose and requires 10-20 times less water than cotton.