chemical fiber?! What? Is that supposed to be eco-friendly? Never!
And yet a company from Austria has managed to develop a process that makes it possible to chemically produce a fiber that is green through and through. This company is called Lenzing and only fabrics woven with fibers from this company are allowed to bear the TENCEL™ brand name.
How does it work?
The raw material of this fiber is wood. In other words, a fast-growing raw material that is biodegradable and compostable. The Lenzing Group's wood and pulp come from near-natural forests and sustainably managed plantations.
The TENCEL ™ lyocell fiber is then spun in a closed manufacturing process that recovers and reuses 99% of the water and solvent.
This creates a unique fiber that has incredible properties. It is very firm, has efficient moisture management (it absorbs body moisture well and releases it to the outside without feeling damp) and is very skin-friendly. I always feel freshly creamed when I wear TENCEL ™ on my skin. Just wonderful!
A revolution in the clothing industry
Although TENCEL ™ Lyocell has been around for many years, I think this fiber will revolutionize the apparel market. Due to the smaller acreage of trees compared to cotton, much larger amounts of raw material can be grown on a smaller area. In addition, this fiber meets the highest wearing requirements and looks simply beautiful! The fabrics have a slight matt sheen and a great drape. Perfect for sewing beginners, because the fabrics are firm but not too stiff.