Why We Love Tencel Lyocell
TENCEL™ Lyocell is a plant-based fiber with some out of this world capabilities: it’s moisture-wicking, durable, low-maintenance, and naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria. And it’s soft. Like, REALLY soft.
TENCEL™ Lyocell's performance qualities are similar to polyester, but with the breathability of cotton and the drape and hand feel of silk. TENCEL™ Lyocell is made from Forest Stewardship Council Certified sustainable eucalyptus trees. (Fun fact: Eucalyptus requires fewer pesticides and far less acreage and water to grow than cotton!). Eucalyptus wood pulp is processed with nontoxic solvents in a closed-loop system wherein 99% of the solvents are recovered and recycled. The result? A yarn that’s been certified Oeko-Tex® Standard 100; this certification ensures rigorous testing and auditing to determine environmentally friendly textiles.
We are committed to increasing our use of this sustainable fiber.