Tencel FAQ: Common Questions

What Is Tencel?

Tencel is a brand name for a set of fibers called lyocell and modal. These fibers are known for feeling incredibly soft and are widely used in fashion and in the home. Most importantly Tencel is great for the enviorment.

What Is Tencel Lyocell?

Tencel lyocell is a cellulose fiber, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. Before it is dried, wood chips are mixed with a solvent to produce a wet mixture. The mixture is then pushed through small holes to form threads, which is then chemically treated and the lengths of fiber are spun into yarn and woven into cloth.

What Is Tencel Yarn?

Tencel yarn is absorbent and breathable like other natural fibers and can be used similarly to silk. Tencel yarn is great for a variety of weaving projects. Tencel yarn is soft, silky and very strong,wet or dry it’s stronger than cotton.

What Is Tencel Denim?

This lightweight woven chambray denim fabric is finely woven, soft and breathable. It is perfect for making stylish shirts, blouses, dresses and skirts.

What Are Tencel Sheets?

Cool and hypoallergenic, Tencel sheets are perfect for a great sleep. Tencel has the feel of silk while being much easier to care for, it is soft like cotton but more wrinkle-resistant, and has plenty of strength to make it through wash after wash. Tencel is an especially good choice for warm weather, sweaty sleepers, and those with allergies and sensitivities. The fiber is naturally cool, and absorbs moisture away from skin. It’s also non-irritating, incredibly smooth, and helps keep allergens like dust mites away.

What Is Tencel Made Of?

Tencel is a fiber made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown on specialized tree farms. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, Earth-friendly solvents. When blended with cotton, Tencel adds wrinkle-resistance and the lustrous feel of a silk.