What is Tencel and How is Tencel Sustainable
Sustainability in Fashion and Clothing Design
So, why Tencel?
Don't know about you but when I initially heard that Tencel fabric is made from wood pulp, I thought, huh?!
However, I dug deeper as I knew I wanted to use a fabric for our leading Poppy Dog Print, which was sustainable, drapes beautifully and works as a pyjama fabric. Tencel's benefits ticks all of these boxes!
What is Tencel?
Tencel is a branded version of Lyocell, made by Lenzing AG in Austria. Both Tencel and Lyocell are made from wood pulp or otherwise known as cellulose fibres.
Tencel is made mostly from eucalyptus trees, which do not need a lot of maintenance; minimal irrigation, zero pesticides and eucalyptus grows well on land which other plants struggle to.
Tencel is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Tencel vs Cotton
Is Tencel better than cotton?
Cotton has it's own benefits but from a sustainability aspect, Tencel wins hands down.
Tencel is up to 50% more absorbent compared to cotton so it known for it's moistrue wicking benefits. This also leads to Tencel being anti bacterial too.
When growing, Tencel uses far less water and energy than traditional, non-orgnaically grown cotton.
Here are some Tencel facts...
Tencel is made form wood pulp & is fully biodegradable.
It uses far less water and energy to create than cotton.
There are no harmful chemicals used in the process of making Tencel.
Natural breathability and 50% greater moister absorption to cotton.
Tencel is anti bacterial, reducing body odour.
Tencel is also a more durable fabric to cotton.
SOFT & SMOOTH
Gentle on the skin due to it's smooth surface & Tencel is lightweight so drapes beautifully.
Due to it's soft finish, it makes the Tencel clothing comfortable to wear and for Tessie pyjamas, comfort is key for great sleep.
Benefits of Tencel for Pyjamas
Our Tessie Poppy Dog Pyjamas are made from 100% Tencel.
As you may has picked up from the rest of the article before now, Tencel has so many eco friendly benefits and none of the greenwashing that some brands seem to do.
Tencel pyjamas are a no-brainer. The Tencel fabric is naturally breathable, anti bacterial to reduce body odour and Tencel is moisture or sweat wicking.
Also, if Selfridges has heralded Tencel as a 'miracle fabric,' you know something is right!
What our lovely customers say...
I bought my sheepskin slippers at a local Christmas fair and fell in love with them immediately! Working from home I can confidently say that I have barely taken them off. So warm and fantastic quality. I ordered a pair of the Betty slipper boots for my mum’s birthday and she loves them to. Mum loves the fact that they have a proper sole so she can nip into the garden in them! We basically love Tessies slippers!❤️
I bought a pair of these shoes as a Christmas present for my mum. At first, the size was wrong but Georgina, the founder of Tessie, was so unbelievably helpful in communicating with me and sorting out a new size even though it wasn't offered on the website. Now my mum has a pair of slippers that fit her perfectly and are of amazing quality. Highly recommend.
I’m thrilled with the pyjama bottoms and oatmeal top, they are lovely and I love the personal card that came with them. Thank you I’m so pleased to have found Tessie 😊
Very impressed with these slippers which seem extremely well made, excellent quality and very comfortable.
Absolutely love these pyjamas, please do more designs so I can buy some more!!
Amazing seller. She expedited my shipping so I could have my new pajamas for an upcoming surgery. I wish I could post a photo on here.
Love my new pyjamas with dogs - especially the airedales.
Very fine service and fast delivery
I love these pajama bottoms!! The material is so soft and the pants are so comfortable I could wear them all day! The are thick, soft cotton so they feel very rich. I bought 3 pairs one for my husband, our daughter and me! Plus we have Airedale dogs which make these even more special! The service and communication with the owner was also excellent!
Shirt is well made and I love the fabric!
My goodness, these are the softest and comfiest pyjamas I’ve ever had! I bought them yesterday at a Christmas fair as I am a sucker for a dog print! Every part from the branded Tessie buttons, to the pocket detail and super soft fabric has been thought of. 10/10!❤️😴
So comfy and cosy. Very good quality.
Pleased with purchase and would recommend
Excellent quality - very soft and very comfortable. They come beautifully packaged too. I would highly recommend.
OMG so snuggly and Perfect for chilling and Sunday afternoon laziness. So happy with my purchase and will defo be recommending to friends xx
My beautifully packaged pyjamas arrived yesterday. I felt like Christmas had come early! Superb quality and so soft. Thank you Tessie Clothing - I shall enjoy wearing them.