June 2018

What is TENCEL?

TENCELTM (a trademark of Lenzing) is an eco-friendly fiber made from the wood pulp of trees. The trees are harvested from responsibly managed, renewable woodlands, and are grown without the use harmful substances. The “closed-loop” production process requires less water and less energy than production of other fibers, with minimal impact on the environment.

There are many reasons to love TENCELTM as a fiber — and the fabric created with it.


What is Tencel? Eucalyptus treesTENCELTM lyocell is a sustainable fiber. The trees are responsibly sourced for their wood pulp, and they are varieties that do not require the use of pesticides or excessive irrigation to thrive.


What is Tencel? A tee shirt made of TencelTENCELTM lyocell is also soft, breathable, and highly absorbent, making it a coveted alternative to cotton. It is often used in clothing and home designs, from denim to tunics, bath towels to bed linens.


What is Tencel? Athletic clothing made of TencelTENCELTM lyocell fibers are strong, creating durable woven and knit garments and textiles. Fabric blends with TENCELTM lyocell are also less prone to wrinkling, making them ideal for travel, work commutes, and athletic clothing that stays packed in a yoga bag or workout duffle.


What is Tencel? Dress made of TencelIt also contributes to making flowy fabrics that drape beautifully. TENCELTM lyocell possesses a subtle luster and smooth hand to mimic the look and feel of silk and sateen. It is an elegant, versatile fabric for dresses and bedding that can be easily dressed up or dressed down.

For more styles that use TENCELTM lyocell, shop our latest collection of home designs and women’s clothing.

2 responses to “What is TENCEL?”

  1. Cheryl Huff says:

    Tencel is a NEW fabric, that I’ve just become familiar with, but would love to know where I might purchase the fabric, so that I can make something of my own…or perchance buy something if I’m aware of who sells it. Thanks

  2. Garnet Hill says:

    Good question, Cheryl. We’re not quite sure on the answer to that but good luck in your search!

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