June 2018

What is TENCEL®?

TENCEL® (a trademarked version of lyocell) is an eco-friendly fiber made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees. The trees are harvested from responsibly managed, renewable forests, 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 TENCEL as a fiber — and the fabric created with it.


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


What is Tencel? A tee shirt made of TencelTENCEL 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 TencelTENCEL lyocell fibers are strong, creating durable woven and knit garments and textiles. The fabric is also less prone to wrinkling, making it 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’s also a flowy fabric that drapes beautifully. TENCEL lyocell possesses a subtle luster and smooth hand to mimic the look and feel of rayon 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 TENCEL lyocell, shop our latest collection of home designs and women’s clothing.

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