Tencel® is a registered trademark of lyocell, a cellulosic fiber produced from hardwood, eucalyptus or bamboo pulp.
Its very soft to the touch and fluid finish, between cotton and silk, makes it a particularly pleasant material to wear, especially for the most sensitive skin.
Tencel is also renowned for its resistant, absorbent and almost wrinkle-resistant character.
Its fiber absorbs moisture 1.5 times more than cotton for better perspiration management. It is a fabric that breathes and reduces the development of bacteria in contact with the skin as well as their proliferation.
A biodegradable ecological fiber
The solvent used in its manufacturing process is 99% recycled, which makes Tencel a particularly ecological textile fiber. Before being woven into fibres, the cellulose is in fact dissolved in N-methylmorpholine N-oxide monohydrate (NMMO), a non-toxic and non-corrosive natural solvent which is then purified and recycled in a closed circuit in the process of manufacturing to save water and energy.Tencel also has the particularity of being completely biodegradable, in 6 weeks in an aerated compost heap, it disintegrates. And its fiber does not require bleaching treatment because it is naturally very clean.
Proper maintenance of Tencel
Tencel is a crease-resistant material that withstands machine washing at 30°C and drying at low temperature very well. Its maintenance is uncomplicated, and it even resists repeated washing quite well while remaining flexible and retaining its colors.
Tencel is a natural, silky and trendy fiber. It is more ecological than another natural fiber like cotton because it is a biodegradable fiber. The raw material comes from eucalyptus and is transformed according to the "Lyocell" process except that for the transformation of eucalyptus, there are no chemicals.
You will recognize genuine Tencel by the presence of this logo.