What is Tencel?

Tencel is a regenerated cellulose fibre, Lyocell, which is made by dissolving renewable wood pulp with a solvent to produce a thick liquid.  This thick liquid mixture is then pushed through tiny holes to form threads, which are then spun into yarn and woven into cloth.

It is known for being a wonderfully comfortable fabric to wear, is lightweight and breathes like a cotton.  It also boasts great moisture absorption. 

The key thing we love about it is that requires a lot less energy and water to manufacture than cotton.  In fact, cotton uses five times more land than Tencel and requires more fertilisers and pesticides.  It also requires a lot less dye than cotton to reach the colour vibrancy we love it for.  Being a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is also biodegradable.

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