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TENCEL™ Lyocell - Our eucalyptus fiber fabric

In every walk in nature man receives much more than what he seeks

Eucalyptus fibre

The TENCEL™ Lyocell fabric is born from eucalyptus wood, the production of which is considered revolutionary: ecological and economical.

Eucalyptus grows very quickly and is grown in long-lasting forest plantations without the need for artificial irrigation or genetic manipulation. Unlike traditional cotton, therefore, it is produced without the use of water and pesticides.

Eucalyptus can be grown on marginally yielding land that cannot be used for food production. It follows that the productivity of the fibers is 10 times higher than that of cotton. From 6m2 of land, 10 eucalyptus fiber t-shirts are obtained compared to 1 cotton t-shirt.

Because TENCEL™ Lyocell is considered environmentally friendly

But what makes the eucalyptus fiber production process revolutionary is the complete recycling of the solvent used which is almost 100% recovered , while the remaining, very limited emissions are degraded in biological purification plants.

For this reason, the production process was awarded the "European Award for the Environment" by the European Union. Furthermore, the solvent used belongs to the amino acid family and is also used in body care products. The absence of risks of the solvent is proven in the dermatological and toxicological fields.

And there's more: TENCEL™ Modal absorbs moisture more efficiently than conventional materials. This leads to superior levels of breathability and thermoregulation .

The fibers are also highly versatile, leading to a flexibility and longevity that goes beyond that normally offered by a natural fabric.

Beech not only gives the fabrics a soft appearance, but also greater resistance than traditional cotton. When washed in hard water, it does not retain minerals such as limescale and shrinks and discolors much less than cotton.

Hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic

In every piece of clothing made of eucalyptus fiber you can feel a bit of nature. Soft as silk but as durable as polyester, this natural fiber is also extraordinarily breathable. By means of nano-fibrils the eucalyptus fiber stores humidity and then quickly releases it into the environment. This function provides a very pleasant thermal compensation on the skin which makes the fabric warm in winter and cool in summer.

TENCEL™ Lyocell is typically used as a substitute for cotton or silk.

Our environmental impact

Every choice makes a difference

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers help maintain environmental balance through circular production , where the synthetic products used are 99% recovered. These fibers come from wood not treated with fertilizers and pesticides, derive from a renewable source and are certified as compostable and biodegradable.

In addition to this, TENCEL™ Lyocell boasts a low environmental impact. To give an idea of ​​how little impact the production of this material has, we analyzed the consumption necessary to produce 250 grams of conventional cotton fiber with traditional practices and 250 grams of TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber with innovative practices. Comparing the data we can see how even a single garment in TENCEL™ Lyocell can significantly contribute to savings in terms of natural resources, such as water, CO2 and land.

Consumption:

Water consumption*:
CO2 consumption*:
Land used*:

Traditional cotton

1,430 litres
0.75 kg
3.40 square meters

TENCEL™ Lyocell

66 litres
0.52kg
0.54 square meters

How to take care of your TENCEL™ Lyocell garments

Like all natural fibers, eucalyptus fiber needs care and love. We recommend washing by hand or in the washing machine at 30°C by selecting a delicate programme.

To avoid rubbing with hard fabrics such as jeans or synthetic fabrics, we also recommend washing our garments inside a cotton gauze bag or bags for washing underwear in the washing machine.

Furthermore, considering the incredible softness of the fabric, we do not recommend the use of chemical softeners and suggest the use of natural products or completely foregoing additional ones.