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WHAT IS TENCEL?

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.

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      tencel vs cotton

      Tencel

      • 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

      Cotton

      • 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