The Strength of TENCEL™

From Forest to Fabric

We use TENCEL™ lyocell because it is the most responsible choice.

Our sourcing partner, Lenzing AG makes TENCEL™ lyocell from wood pulp, derived from fast-growing eucalyptus trees that require minimal irrigation. Using 10 to 20 times less water than cotton production, Lenzing's lyocell processing technology is the most modern process by dissolving the pulp without deriving any chemical bi-products in a closed loop. In fact, Lenzing recycles up to 99% of the water and solvents used during production.

The result is that TENCEL™ lyocell is water efficient and biodegradable, meaning it naturally decomposes at the end of its life cycle.

Lenzing’s latest innovation for TENCEL™ involves
upcycling cotton scraps from garment production. These cotton scraps are
transformed into cotton pulp and added to wood pulp, producing new virgin
TENCEL™ lyocell fibers.

  • Wood: Perfectly Renewable

    Our fiber production partner, Lenzing AG, procures wood only from certified sustainable forestry and plantations. The logs are hacked into small wood chips that are then processed into sheet pulp. The pulp is later churned into fibers using a closed loop process in which the pulp is dissolved.

  • From Austria to Portugal

    Dissolving the pulp produces fibers that are spun into continuous strands of filaments in Austria. The filaments are treated and cut into staple fibers sent to fabric mills in Portugal. Our fabrication partner works with the fabric mills to ensure quality as we prepare ID products for delivery to customers worldwide.