Fabric Technology

What is Tencel® technology?

Tencel® technology is a sustainable fiber production process developed by the Austrian company Lenzing AG. Tencel® fibers are derived from sustainably sourced wood pulp, primarily from eucalyptus trees, through an environmentally responsible closed-loop production process. A high-end material, it is well regarded for being soft and durable and is a popular alternative to cotton.

Main features

Softness & Comfort

Smooth and soft feel, making them comfortable to wear.

Moisture Wicking

Absorbing moisture efficiently and quickly, keeping cool and dry.


Naturally breathable, helps to regulate body temperature.


Biodegradable and compostable, without harming environment.


TENCEL™ is made from several types of wood pulp, though it’s most commonly sourced from eucalyptus trees. The wood pulp is chemically processed into a semi-synthetic cellulose fiber that’s used in an array of products like clothing and bedding.

Tencel® fabric is often compared to cotton for its softness and breathability, but it has the added benefits of being more sustainable and having better moisture-wicking properties.

There are primarily two types of TENCEL™ technologies:
TENCEL™ Lyocell: This is the original TENCEL™ technology, known for its softness, breathability, and sustainability. It’s commonly used in clothing, bedding, and other textiles.
TENCEL™ Modal: This is another variation of TENCEL™ technology that offers similar properties to Lyocell but with a focus on enhanced softness and smoothness. TENCEL™ Modal is often used in intimate apparel, activewear, and other applications where a luxurious feel is desired.

Yes, Tencel® fabric is considered eco-friendly due to its sustainable production process and biodegradability.

Yes, Tencel® fabric is typically easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried according to the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.

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