From Tree to Textile: Micro-Tencel Fabric
For our Luxurious intimates, we use a micro-tencel fabric made from the wood pulp of a Eucalyptus Tree!
As described in the picture the process for turning the wood pulp into micro-tencel fibers for textiles is a sophisticated extraction process where pure pulp is extracted from the fragmentized wood. Fibers are then made from the pulp by means of an eco-friendly solvent (liquid mixture) spin process. (This is a closed-loop process where all of the solvents are re-used)… The fibers can then be processed into a variety of different products. They can be found in shirts, trousers, dresses, sportswear, and UNDERWEAR as well as in hand towels and many kinds of bedding.
Tree-to-Textile: Micro-Tencel Fabric
You can tell right away that these fibers come from Nature… and that ensures a good feeling all day long!
For more information on the sustainable practices of creating these textiles go to: www.lenzing.com
More on Micro-Tencel
Micro-Tencel in the United States, is made from wood pulp cellulose. As it is made from wood pulp harvested from tree farms, it is a renewable, environmentally friendly material. Although it is a manufactured fiber it is considered natural and as such is biodegradable. It is dissolved in a nontoxic recyclable dissolving agent.
Micro-Tencel Fabric can either be made completely from Micro-Tencel or combined with other natural materials to reduce costs. Fabric made from short Micro-Tencel fibers has a feel very much like cotton. It does, however, perform better than cotton becuase it resists wrinkling and does not shrink. Longer Micro-Tencel fibers give fabric a smooth, silky feel. These fabrics fall beautifully and can be used in elegant formal wear.
Tencel (lyocell) is a recently (as of 2010) developed fiber. It is the only fiber to be invented in the last 30 years. Unlike polyester or nylon, it is made not from a synthetic polymer but rather from wood-based cellulose. You can find pure Tencel fabric or Tencel fabric contains other types of fibers.
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