The advantages of Tencel or Lyocell :
The wood is dissolved in a recyclable, non-toxic solvent: NMMO (N-oxide and N-methylmorpholine monohydrate). The lyocell fibres are then washed and dried before being wound together. Over 97% of the solvent is then recovered in a rinsing tank for reuse. The materials are therefore constantly rinsed, purified and reused.
Tencel needs 5 times fewer litres of water to produce than cotton, and produces 10 times more material than cotton per hectare cultivated. So it's an even greener alternative to organic cotton. Finally, tencel comes from sustainably managed forests in Europe, which reduces its carbon impact. The production of lyocell is therefore ecological and ethical.
The soft look and feel of lyocell resembles viscose or silk, nothing like polyester. Examples of lyocell garments: dresses, t-shirts, trousers, blouses, shirts, underwear.