TENCEL is the first new fiber in forty years. It is the answer for modern consumers who want the comfort and luxury of a natural fiber with the practicality of a man-made fiber. Natural in origin, TENCEL was designed as an environmentally friendly cellulosic fiber to produce fabrics that maximise comfort and function. TENCELR is the brand name of TENCEL Ltd for lyocell, the fiber's generic name.
TENCEL is produced via a highly refined and sophisticated technical process. This fiber is twisted or spun into yarns, which are woven or knitted into fabrics and garments. Whether in 100% or in blends with other fibers, it allows you to create fabrics that are desirable, of high quality and truly perform.
TENCEL is increasingly used in nonwoven products and is a man-made cellulosic fiber derived from wood pulp which is harvested from managed forests. Cellulose is the natural polymer that makes up the living cells of all vegetation. TENCEL is produced via an advanced 'closed loop' solvent spinning process, with minimal impact on the environment and economical use of energy and water. It uses a non-toxic solvent which is continually recycled. TENCEL has been certified for use of the Oeko-Tex, Confidence in Textiles, mark (issued by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Technology). As a natural fiber TENCEL is breathable, absorbent and fully biodegradable.