Tencel is a VIP (very important plant)
Yep. In pursuing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, innovative technologies and materials have emerged, reshaping various industries. One such material that has garnered attention for its eco-friendly properties and versatile applications is Tencel.
It is organic cotton's cool, eco-friendly, conscious, and sustainable cousin.

Tencel, the new sustainability hero. What is it exactly?

Tencel, or lyocell, is a type of cellulose fibre derived from wood pulp, typically sourced from sustainably managed forests of eucalyptus, birch, or oak trees. 
The production process of eco-friendly Tencel uses a special solvent to transform wood pulp into fibres, and almost all of it gets reused – it's like the Marie Kondo of sustainable production processes, leaving behind minimal waste. This sets it apart from conventional fibres, significantly reducing water and energy consumption during production.

Tencel Fiber

Source: Promostyl


What makes Tencel Eco Friendly?

  1. Sustainability: Tencel is fully sustainable and biodegradable, meaning it can break down naturally, leaving no harmful residue.

  2. Softness and Comfort: Cotton has always been the go-to fabric due to its ease and softness, but Tencel takes comfort to a new level. Picture the softest, comfiest fabric you have ever felt, then multiply that by 100. That's Tencel for you.

  3. Moisture Absorption: It is a moisture-absorbing master – perfect for those sweaty summer days or intense workout sessions. Your skin will thank you for choosing sustainable Tencel. And you know what they say, ‘Happy skin, happy life!’ Okay, maybe that is not a quote, but it should be…

  4. Hypoallergenic Qualities: Tencel is naturally hypoallergenic, making it suitable for people with sensitive skin or allergies.

  5. Durability: Tencel is also a solid and durable fibre despite its softness. It can withstand regular washing and retains its shape and colour over time, making it a great staple to build a capsule wardrobe.

    Tencel used in furniture upholstry


    Versatility and Uses: 


    Tencel's unique combination of eco-friendliness, softness & durability have led to its widespread adoption in various industries. Some of its most prominent uses include:


    1. Fashion Apparel
    2. Home Textiles
    3. Activewear
    4. Undergarments
    5. Furniture Upholstery

 

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Tencel is a remarkable example of how sustainability and innovation can converge to create a material that benefits both the environment and consumers. As consumer awareness around sustainability grows, using materials like Tencel will likely become more popular, contributing to a brighter and greener tomorrow. So, the next time you reach for a soft and organic garment or slip into your cozy bed sheets, look out for that magical word ‘Tencel’ on the label. It's like a secret handshake with the fashion-forward, sustainable squad. 

Trust me, once you go Tencel, you'll never go back.

 

While One Less continues to innovate on products and experiment with sustainable fabrics like tencel, our GOTS-certified organic cotton products remain our bestsellers. 

A true hero of sustainable fabrics, you can check our organic cotton T shirts, sweatpants, co-ord sets, and other eco-friendly items here.

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