Tencel™ is one of our most environmentally friendly materials. It comes directly from nature and is extracted from FSC-certified cellulose from sustainable forestry. Tencel™ shares many of wool's positive properties, and clothing in Tencel™ is soft, durable, retains its fit and transports moisture away from the skin.

Tencel® is a registered trademark for Lyocell from the textile manufacturer Lenzig and scores very high in the ranking of environmentally friendly textiles, both in terms of raw material and production process.‌


  • TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are produced in a closed production process, which transforms wood into cellulose fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact.

  • This process recycles the water used and more than 99% of the chemicals are reused.

  • In addition, less water and energy is used than in the production of, for example, traditional viscose and cotton.

  • Lenzing's closed production process, which transforms wood pulp into TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with high resource efficiency and a low ecological footprint, received the European Award for the Environment from the EU in the category "The Technology Award for Sustainable Development" in 2002.

What properties does Tencel™ Lyocell have?

  • Tencel® Lyocell is a durable but soft and light fiber with high elasticity.

  • ‌It has a smooth surface and feels softer on the skin than wool, cotton and silk.

  • ‌Clothes made from Tencel® Lyocell carry moisture very well and absorb 50 percent more moisture than cotton.

  • They also breathe well, dry quickly and rarely wrinkle.

  • Like wool, Tencel® Lyocell is naturally antiseptic and has up to 2000 times less bacterial growth than synthetic fibres.

  • Tencel® Lyocell scores high on durability/strength compared to other Tencel fibers (such as viscose and modal), and has both a softening and strengthening effect when mixed with wool.