The origin of TENCEL® (lyocell) is a natural wooden fiber from the eucalyptus tree. It is used in dresses, shirts, pants, it feels great and give an unique look.
TENCEL® is a natural and extremely sustainable fibre, made out of wood (cellulose)! Due to its closed loop (the solvent is used over and over again), the production of the fibre is environmentally friendly. Moreover TENCEL® is a real allrounder. The fibre feels like silk, cools like linen and warms like wool.
A life cycle analysis demonstrates the eco-friendliness of the TENCEL® fibers in comparison to cotton, polyester and polypropylene. The study evaluates all the environmental impacts in the course of extracting the fiber and arrives at the conclusion that cotton's toxic impact on fresh water and soil is enormous in comparison to TENCEL® fibers. Another ecological advantage of TENCEL® fibers is that the raw material wood, stems from forest plantations which practice sustainability. The cultivated forest land is not suitable for agriculture. In contrast, cotton uses productive agricultural land, which means it is competing with food production. Moreover, water consumption is 10 - 20 times lower than with cotton.*