Environmentally Responsible

Tencel® is the most environmentally friendly man-made fiber available today. Unlike synthetics or other cellulose fabrics (e.g., bamboo), it is produced exclusively from the wood pulp of sustainably-harvested Eucalyptus trees.

Responsible manufacturing.
The unique closed loop process used to produce Tencel ensures that 99.8% of the non-toxic solvent used to be recovered and recycled. The tiny amount of remaining emissions is decomposed in biological purification plants.

Renewable and sustainable resources. Tencel is produced from sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus grows quickly and without artificial irrigation. It needs up to 20 times less water than cotton.

Environmentally responsible. Chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or genetic manipulation are not needed in the growing of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus can be planted on marginal land that could not be used for food crops.

Greater yield. The fiber yield per acre from the trees used in the Tencel fibers is up to ten times higher than that of cotton.

Biodegradable. Tencel, as a natural cellulose fiber, is 100% biodegradable in soil by microorganisms and sunshine. The decomposition process doesn't cause any pollution to the environment.

Easy care and energy efficient. Tencel is machine washable in cool water. There is no need for environmentally unfriendly fabric softeners or whitening agents, and energy and water use can be decreased due to shorter washing machine cycles. In addition, the antibacterial nature of Tencel allows for less frequent washes overall.