Fashion made from eco friendly Tencel (lyocell) - VILDNIS

TENCEL AND LYOCELL


TENCEL TM / lyocell

Tencel (lyocell) is a cellulose fibre derived from eucalyptus wood. It is similar to viscose in terms of feel and properties. Yet, viscose is one of the most polluting fibres in the world and Tencel one of the eco-friendliest, so the differences are vast.

Viscose is made from wood pulp, which may be sustainably grown - but in reality is not. The wood pulp is broken down to a soft cellulosic fibre using toxic chemicals, which are subsequently released into waterways etc. It is a highly polluting and water-consuming process.

Tencel, on the other hand, is made from certified sustainably forested eucalyptus wood and the wood pulp broken down in an innovative closed loop system. Chemicals are still used for this process, yet they are more environmentally friendly. Plus, the ‘closed loop’ method means that more than 99% of the chemicals and water are reused over and over again instead of released into the groundwater. The small amount of water that is let back out into nature, is completely cleaned first.

Lenzing, the company producing Tencel, has been awarded both the European Award for the Environment and the Oekotex Sustainability Award. Learn more about the fibre here.
Tencel (lyocell) is a cellulose fibre derived from eucalyptus wood. It is similar to viscose in terms of feel and properties. Yet, viscose is one of the most polluting fibres in the world and Tencel one of the eco-friendliest, so the differences are vast.
Viscose is made from wood pulp, which may be sustainably grown - but in reality is not. The wood pulp is broken down to a soft cellulosic fibre using toxic chemicals, which are subsequently released into waterways etc. It is a highly polluting and water-consuming process.

Tencel, on the other hand, is made from certified sustainably forested eucalyptus wood and the wood pulp broken down in an innovative closed loop system. Chemicals are still used for this process, yet they are more environmentally friendly. Plus, the ‘closed loop’ method means that more than 99% of the chemicals and water are reused over and over again instead of released into the groundwater. The small amount of water that is let back out into nature, is completely cleaned first.

Lenzing, the company producing Tencel, has been awarded both the European Award for the Environment and the Oekotex Sustainability Award. Learn more about the fibre here.

Certification:  Tencel is a trademark of the lyocell fibre. There is no certification as such – the trademark offers peace of mind in itself that the production is sustainable.

Fibre ranking class: B

Properties: silky and soft to touch, absorbent, cool on skin

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