Meet TENCEL™; the new age fiber. When TENCEL™ was created, it opened up a new chapter in the history of fibers. It is a unique fiber made from wood pulp that is extremely eco-friendly, more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.
Commonly made from eucalyptus trees, TENCEL™ is made of regenerated fibers; cellulose fibers of a plant was dissolved with chemicals and the result was then made into more easily woven fiber again.
This process is done on a closed-loop system, which means that 99% of the water, chemicals and solvents used in the process are recovered and recycled with minimum waste and very low emissions. This process was given the European Award for the Environment by the EU in the area of sustainable management of the environment and resources. Comparing cotton to TENCEL™, cotton needs up to 5 times as much the quality farmland and uses up to 20 times more water.
The only downsides of TENCEL™ is its lengthy production time and how it’s a little bit more pricey compared to other fabrics. Here is a comparison of TENCEL™ with other fabrics.
For further information about this amazing fabric, you can check http://www.tencel.com/.