Tencel

Tencel is a fibre material known as lyocell, which is extracted from the pulp of the eucalyptus tree. It is a premium technical material with top-notch characteristics that has been around in the fashion and outdoor clothing world for quite a long time, but its popularity has skyrocketed especially in recent years, when customers have started to pay more attention to the source of the materials, their environmental impact and the conditions in which they are produced, in addition to comfort.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TENCEL?

Tencel is often compared to silk, mainly because, like silk, it is very soft and pleasant to the touch. It is very breathable, dries quickly and absorbs moisture efficiently, which it releases in turn. These parameters make Tencel an excellent choice for active movement and sports.

Despite its softness and gentle feel to the touch, Tencel is still extremely strong and durable.

TENCEL AND ECOLOGY

While the benefits of this material are clear, its popularity has, as we have already hinted, another dimension - its almost zero impact on the environment. The production process is set up in such a way that the vast majority of the solvents used are recycled (more than 99%) and thus available for reuse.

The wood used to make the Tencel extracts is also from forest stands that are renewable. And unlike cotton, Tencel needs 10-20 times less water during processing.

For all this, Tencel has been awarded the European Environment Prize. But the manufacturer's efforts are far from over here and, as they declare themselves, it is in their own interest to continue to reduce their environmental impact through even more efficient processes.