Tencel™ is one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world. It’s a type of lyocell produced by the Austrian company, Lenzing AG™ and comes from Eucalyptus trees, a natural renewable resource.
The trees are grown in sustainable, FSC certified forests
Uses a closed loop production process, recycling 99% of chemicals
Prevents the release of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere
The finished fabric is 50% more absorbent than cotton
How it's made
Eucalyptus trees grow
Wood is pulped
Fibers are created
Woven into fabric
Eucalyptus trees are resilient and renewable, so are grown without the use of genetic manipulation, irrigation, or pesticides.
Once the trees reach a height of around 40 metres, they are harvested. They’re cut rather than uprooted, so grow back quickly.
The eucalyptus wood is processed into chips, pulped and dried into sheets ready for processing. The sheets are then broken up and dissolved in a non-toxic amine oxide solution. A clear, cellulose viscous liquid is the result. A closed loop process is used, where up to 99% of the chemical is continually recycled, minimising our impact on the environment and preserving energy and water.
Long Tencel™ fibres are produced by forcing this solution through spinnerets dotted with tiny holes, a bit like a shower head. The long strands are then set, washed, dried and detangled.
Next, they get compacted using a crimper to add bulk and texture. The fibres are then ready to be spun into the soft, lightweight, breathable Tencel™ fabric.
9% OF OUR 2020 COLLECTION IS TENCEL™
Why we love it
For its sustainable production process, from growth to fabric. It’s light on energy and water consumption. It has a luxurious handle.
You’ll find Tencel™ in our billowy chambray and our woven printed skirts and dresses.