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TENCEL

Material information
Tencel ™ cellolusic fibers is derived from sustainable wood sources - natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. Wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group is harvested from certified and controlled sources. Tencel ™ modal fibers are mainly manufactured from the renewable source of raw material beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighbouring countries. They have environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. Lenzing strives to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy and by the recovery of process chemicals.

Soft to the skin, smooth to the touch, luxurious in shine and flow—they caress the senses. And convince minds with their exceptional capacity for thermal regulation and moisture absorption. 

It’s easy to identify TENCEL™ fibers You just need to discern their exceptional, naturally soft, and smooth feel. With our Eco Soft technology, fabrics create a pleasant, almost soothing cool feeling on the skin contributed by the special attributes of TENCEL™ fibers.

The smooth surface of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers allows color dyes to penetrate deeply into the fiber structure, resulting in impressive color brilliance. The possibility to dye our TENCEL™ Modal fibers during the fiber production process means garments made by these fibers are less prone to fade, even after repeated washing.

One of the most outstanding qualities of TENCEL™ fibers is the ability to enhance breathability. The smooth fiber surface absorbs and releases moisture efficiently therefore supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.

Each lenzing fiber is made of cellulose, a natural component of our renewable source material wood. A characteristic of cellulose is its biodegradability: At the end of their life cycle, the fibers can re-enter the eco-system, preparing the ground on which new plants grow.

Cellulose as the source material for Lenzing fibers, together with our unique manufacturing technology, makes for a smart and truly sustainable circular solution. We utilize all the valuable wood components that our renewable and natural raw material has to offer. We process our source material using closed-loop manufacturing. At the end of their life cycle, our fibers biodegrade—and nature returns to nature.

This material was sourced on the 7th Future Fabrics Expo, organised by The Sustainable Angle.
Supplier information
Supplier - Toyoshima.
Origin - Japan.
Production - Japan.

Environmental or social certifications
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.