Tencel is not that well known yet, but it is a really great invention! It is made from wood pulp from eucalyptus forests that are sustainably managed. Tencel’s production process is a ‘closed-loop’. This means that more than 99% of the water and solvents used in the process are collected and reused. The bleaching of the fibers is done chlorine-free, which makes Tencel completely biodegradable.
So, Tencel scores high on sustainability. But that’s not all; it is also a beautiful fabric with special properties:
- It is very soft, which ensures comfort, but it is also strong and can take a beating.
- The fabric breathes, which is pleasant in both winter and summer.
- Tencel absorbs water better than cotton but still dries faster.
- It shrinks and creases less than cotton.