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 the positive properties of wool, and clothes in Tencel are soft, durable, retain their fit and transport moisture away from the skin.en.

 

Tencel is a registered trademark for Lyocell from the textile manufacturer Lenzig and scores very highly in the ranking of environmentally friendly textiles, both in terms of raw material and production process..‌

 

Manufacturing

  • TENCEL Lyocell fibers are produced in a closed production process, which transforms wood into cellulose fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact..

  • This process recycles the water used and more than 99% of the chemicals are recycled.

  • In addition, less water and energy is used than in the production of, for example, traditional viscose and cotton.

  • Lenzing's closed production process, which transforms wood pulp into TENCEL Lyocell fibers with high resource efficiency and a low ecological footprint, received the European Award for the Environment from the EU in the category The Technology Award for Sustainable Development in 2002.02.

 

What properties does Tencel Lyocell havel?

  • Tencel Lyocell is a durable but soft and light fiber with high elasticity..

  • ‌It has a smooth surface and feels softer to the skin than wool, cotton and silk.

  • ‌Garments made from Tencel Lyocell carry moisture very well and absorb 50 percent more moisture than cotton..

  • ‌They also breathe well, dry quickly and are rarely wrinkled.

  • ‌Like wool, Tencel Lyocell is naturally antiseptic and has up to 2000 times less bacterial growth than synthetic fibers..

  • Tencel Lyocell scores high on durability / strength compared to other Tencel fibers (such as viscose and modal), and has both a softening and reinforcing effect when mixed with wool..