What is Tencel? And why is Tencel such a great material?
Even though Merino wool is a vital fabric in all our garments, (we’ve got a blog all about merino wool which you can check out here!) we cannot forget about Tencel. With similar properties as merino wool like wrinkle-free and soft material, Tencel is a powerhouse fabric. Keep reading to find out why Tencel is so important for the fashion industry.
Why Tencel is our Go-To Material
You might have noticed the name Tencel and wondered what it was. Tencel is a type of rayon made from sustainably sourced wood pulp which is dissolved and dried using a special process called spinning. It is also known as Lyocell, originally trademarked in 1982 under its new name. Tencel is highly versatile, being used for everything from activewear to t-shirts, and even bed sheets. Tidløs garments are made with a combination of Merino wool and Tencel, creating a soft and resistant fabric to make your clothes last throughout years and suitable for all sorts of activities.
Perfect for the Mountains, Slopes, or a Stroll through the Village
Just like Merino wool, Tencel is a breathable material, that is thermo-regulating, to make sure you never feel too cold or too hot. This is a great advantage, especially when you pair the Tidløs sweaters and leggings with your ski gear, making it a perfect combination for winter sports. In fact, its moisture absorbant properties are 50% more efficient than cotton, making it the perfect material for all your active adventures in the mountains. Another perk of tencel is that it is naturally hypoallergenic. Unlike other materials, Tencel does not generate a static charge, so dust and other particles do not cling to the fibers.
Did you know: Tencel holds colour and dye very well, keeping our maroon, slate grey, navy, and teal garments vibrant for years!
Sustainability and Tencel
Tidløs strives to be more sustainable every single day, and Tencel is a great material to achieve this goal. Besides being completely biodegradable, Tencel requires less water and energy to be made than conventional cotton.
Once produced, the colour of Tencel is pure white, removing the necessity for dyes and colour unless desired. While Tencel is a type of rayon, it is made with ethically-sourced wood pulp, so we rest assured knowing we are not contributing to the already devastating deforestation crisis. In addition, the amount of land required for the production of Tencel is four times smaller than for the production of cotton, meaning less resources are needed for the same amount of material.
Did you know: 30% of the rayon and viscose used in the fashion industry is sourced from endangered forests? In contrast, Tencel is created in accordance to recognized global forest management certification schemes.
Our unique composition of 60% Merino wool and 40% tencel ensures that the fabric in each Tidløs piece is soft, breathable, and comfortable. Not to mention, this powerhouse blend is a great ecological combination with their united properties of breathability and moisture absorption creating the perfect pieces for style and function to wear for all moments - leisure and adventure.
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