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.