Tencel™️ - From wood to fiber

fiber history
Polyester recyclé à partir de bouteilles plastiques

A young fiber but already a star, the history of TENCEL™ is already rich. From an ecological point of view, this is completely normal as this eco-responsible fiber outperforms classic materials such as polyester. From a technical point of view, the limit is finer but just as interesting. A brief overview of the history of a wood fibre.

Produced directly from wood pulp, cellulose today represents a very attractive eco-responsible alternative to existing textiles. Its lesser impact gives it a sizeable advantage in the face of oil derivatives that are sometimes extremely polluting.

Proposed by LENZIG, wood cellulose fiber as we know it has gradually replaced viscose, its more polluting ancestor. As the company has developed a completely closed transformation circuit, more than 99% of the non-chemical solvents and water used in the process are reused. Magic you say?

Although it is thought to originate from eucalyptus, wood cellulose actually comes from many hardwoods, such as beech, the star of our European forests. It is also extracted from eco-managed forests which further limit its environmental impact.

We lend it biodegradable properties, but we admit that we love it so much our TENCEL t-shirts that it has not yet occurred to us to bury them in the garden!

Manufacturing process

manufacturing process tencel wood fiber textile

Of all the materials derived from natural products, TENCEL ™ can boast of being one of the most eco-responsible thanks to its entire transformation process and its durability.

Technical benefits for sport

Avantages techniques fibre tencel pour le sport

A picture is worth a thousand words, you will easily understand the different advantages of such a natural fiber for sport. Apart from limiting the release of micro-plastics into our oceans, TENCEL™ shows great advantages when it comes to running, walking, doing yoga or even lifting weights.

Its greatest quality, in our opinion, is its perfect management of humidity and odour. Being a natural fiber, it is naturally bacteriostatic, while like wool. It will also be given a better touch and greater softness than its cousin of animal origin.

For us today, its biggest flaw is its quality. Indeed, quality is paid for, and it necessarily affects the price of the final product.

Environmental benefits for the planet

Réduction solvant et eau tencel pour le sport

1- Material from a bio-sourced and eco-managed natural resource

2- Very low-polluting manufacturing process

3- Biodegradable material

4- Austrian production, reducing the impact of transport

The limits of this material

1- High purchase price affecting the price of the final product

2- Dyeing sometimes difficult

3- Long-term biodegradability still little known