Tencel is a material created from eucalyptus trees. Using a unique drying method called spinning, eucalyptus wood pulp is ground and mixed with a chemical solvent. This mixture is then pushed through small holes to form threads and chemically treated, before being spun into yarn and woven into cloth.
While there is the use of chemicals in the production of Tencel fabric, a closed-loop solvent system means that almost no chemicals are released into the environment. Instead, they are constantly recycled to minimise any harmful waste.
This process requires less energy and water than conventional cotton, and the fabric produced is naturally pure white, doing away with unnecessary bleaching. The fabric can be dyed if needed, and also uses a lot less dye than cotton.
As a plant-derived fibre produced from sustainably-sourced wood, Tencel not only reduces the impact on deforestation, but is also biodegradable.
BENEFITS OF TENCEL
OUR TENCEL SHIRTS