We are obsessed with sourcing the most sustainably produced fabrics we can find out there. It took us a few months but we finally chose 100% Tencel™️ in our first collection and could not be more pleased with that decision.
Some of the key benefits with Tencel™️ are that it is a fabric that is gentle on the skin, from botanic origin and a closed loop production process.
We researched many different fabric options and made two key take-aways - we wanted to go for a 100% fabric, no blend, of a natural fiber. The main argument for this was that that would increased the recyclability of the garments.
That decision made the list of possible fabrics much shorter. By some time we got familiar with a company that met many of our criteria and they are producing a fabric called TENCEL™ Lyocell which we eventually produced the full first collection in. This fiber has a botanic origin but requires less water than cotton.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy.* The process of finalising the wood pulp into a soft clothing fabric is done mechanically in a closed loop which gives full waste control.
Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.
This fabric is also biodegradable. All TENCEL™ standard Lyocell fiber types have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, fresh water and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.
TENCEL™ is a trademark of Lenzing AG.