fabric of the future



Tencel is a fabric usually derived out of cellulose from wood. Generally, Eucalyptus trees. Additionally Tencel can also be derived from other trees.

Tencel as a fabric is a fairly new innovation that was first developed in 1972. Rather than being plain-woven out of fibers from a shrub, Tencel fibres are created from the pulp of eucalyptus wood which is then dissolved and spun into fibres, that form a very robust swish cloth.


      tencel vs cotton


      • Fabric Feel: Ultra soft with sheen
      • Durability: Durable with careful handling
      • Maintenance: Better to hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle
      • Pricing: More expensive than cotton
      • Shrinkage: Shrinks less than low quality cotton
      • Cooling: Breathable and wicks moisture


      • Fabric Feel: Crisp. Softens with washing
      • Durability: Long staple cotton is durable
      • Maintenance: Can be machine washed on a regular cycle
      • Pricing: Less expensive than Tencel
      • Shrinkage: Depends on the quality of cotton
      • Cooling: Breathable but cannot wick moisture