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Focus on… tencel: the new generation fiber

TENCEL® is a natural cellulose fiber made from the raw material eucalyptus wood.

 

We’ll see this fiber has a lot of benefits:

-   Cool to the touch

-   Odor fighting

-   Moisture regulating

-   Softness

-   Durability

-   Eco-friendly

 

 

MOISTURE CONTENT

The higher the natural moisture content in the fiber core, the more refreshing a fiber feels! The basic moisture content of TENCEL® is 13% - compared to Polyester’s content of just 1%. As TENCEL® is hydrophilic, the fiber surface remains dry and feels pleasantly cool but not damp.

TENCEL® dries extremely quickly. The evaporative coolness generated during the drying process maintains the body at an ideal temperature without it feeling damp.

 

ODOR NEUTRALIZING 

The higher the natural moisture content in the fiber core, the more refreshing a fiber feels! The basic moisture content of TENCEL® is 13% - compared to Polyester’s content of just 1%. As TENCEL® is hydrophilic, the fiber surface remains dry and feels pleasantly cool but not damp.
TENCEL® dries extremely quickly. The evaporative coolness generated during the drying process maintains the body at an ideal temperature without it feeling damp.

 

MOISTURE REGULATING

TENCEL® fiber is based on the same functional mechanisms as Merino wool. It can absorb huge amounts of moisture while the fiber surface still remains dry. Nanofibrils, a network of sub-microscopic channels, quickly and evenly direct the moisture into the fiber core.

 

SOFTNESS

TENCEL® has a fiber surface which is so unbelievably smooth and a structure which is so soft that it has an extremely gentle feel. What’s more, this is also a reason for the cool touch: the more contact a fiber has with the skin, the cooler it feels.

 

LONG-LASTING

TENCEL® has a fiber surface which is so unbelievably smooth and a structure which is so soft that it has an extremely gentle feel. What’s more, this is also a reason for the cool touch: the more contact a fiber has with the skin, the cooler it feels.

 

ECO-FRIENDLY

TENCEL® has a fiber surface which is so unbelievably smooth and a structure which is so soft that it has an extremely gentle feel. What’s more, this is also a reason for the cool touch: the more contact a fiber has with the skin, the cooler it feels.

This wood grows particularly quickly and is planted without any genetic modification or artificial irrigation. The wood pulp is dissolved in a non-toxic organic solvent. The solution is extruded through fine holes to produce fiber and the solvent is recycled in a closed-loop process – more than 99% of the solvent is recovered and reused. The production process has received the ‘European Award for the Environment’ from the European Union.

 

REGROWTH

Sheep grow a new coat twice a year, just as eucalyptus wood, the raw material for TENCEL®, also regrows. Although this takes somewhat longer than for sheep, it is 10 times more ecological than cotton: This means that 6m² of soil will only yield enough cotton to make one T-shirt but enough TENCEL® to make ten T-shirts. Also, cotton needs 10-20 times as much water, often requires the use of pesticides, and takes up large areas in which food could be grown.

 

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