What is Tencel?
How is tencel eco friendly?
Kind to skin – no chemicals
10 times more ecological than cotton, using 95% less water and made from fast growing sustainably farmed organic material, tencel is the responsible choice.
The closed loop system recovers over 99% of the organic solvent used, also reducing resource requirements.
Minimal energy usage
Renewable energy and efficient manufacturing techniques minimises emissions and reduces the impact on the environment.
Unlike synthetic fibres, Tencel is derived from natural organic material that does not require intensive chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
Made from a natural material, tencel is 100% biodegradable and compostable so will revert fully back to nature.
When wood grows it sequesters carbon from the air. Due to the fibre being made from sustainably farmed wood, it acts as a carbon sink.
Ecological And Ethical
Unlike most fabrics, Tencel is sourced from sustainably farmed wood meaning it doesn’t threaten habit destruction, soil erosion, local pollution and other issues related to the mass production of cheap raw materials like non-organic cotton.
Sub-microscopic channels helps transfer heat, supporting the body’s natural temperature and keeping you feeling pleasant in any environment.
Tencel is 50% more absorbent than cotton. Moisture can pass through the fibre thanks to a network of sub-microscopic channels called nanofibrils, without wetting the fibre surface.
Tencel dries extremely quickly, aided by the sub-microscopic channels which helps transport moisture away from the core of the fibre.
Smooth and Soft
Tencel is an organic fibre that remains naturally soft and smooth, even after repeated washes. Its high quality texture glides lightly over the skin, and touch tests show it to be at least twice as soft as cotton.
Kind to skin
The smooth surface of the fibre and the fact zero chemicals are used in production makes Tencel feel incredibly soft and prevents irritation or sticking to skin. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Cellulose materials are distinguished by their strength and long lasting durability.
Reduced bacterial growth
Tencel prevents bacterial growth by up to 2000 times compared to synthetic fibres, aided by quick moisture wicking from the surface and core of the fibre. This also helps reduce body odours.
The natural properties of the fibre helps keep a clean and wrinkle free surface, so you can put it in your bag without worrying about how it will come out.
Just throw your top into the washing machine and wash on a low heat. For environmental reasons and to keep your top feeling brand new, we always recommend washing at 30 degrees and not putting it in the drier.