Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic and we now encounter it every day.
More and more people are trying to consume more consciously. Often the first thing you look at is the wardrobe, and rightly so.
The textile industry is known for being one of the largest after the oil industry
being an environmental polluter. The fashion industry's carbon footprint is reduced to 1.2
billion tonnes of CO2, which is equivalent to the emissions of France, Germany and Great Britain combined.
The shift away from petroleum-based synthetic fibers to natural fibers is promising
Consumers want a more sustainable approach, but this is often forgotten
Many natural fibers such as cotton contain extremely high amounts of water
need and animal-based natural fibers such as wool are often associated with animal suffering.
An alternative to this is sustainable clothing made from the cellulose fiber Lyocell or Tencel. This is considered the most sustainable fiber in the world.
Tencel™ is a natural fiber made by the Austrian company
Lenzing AG is produced. This is a brand name for the material Lyocell.
But what makes Lyocell/Tencel such a great material?
Like viscose, Tencel is based on wood, mostly eucalyptus.
The difference to viscose:
Viscose is produced through so many chemical processes that it is called
Chemical fiber applies, while the products for producing lyocell are almost
can be filtered out of the water without leaving any residue. This also represents an advantage
Compared to cotton, which uses more plant toxins in cultivation than almost any other
In contrast to cotton, the raw material eucalyptus is very easy to cultivate. The eucalyptus plant is very robust and does not require pesticides or artificial irrigation. On an area of 6 square meters, 10 T-shirts can be made from the raw material eucalyptus, while with the same area you can only get 1 T-shirt from cotton. Cotton requires up to 2000 liters of water per T-shirt, whereas Tencel requires 10 to 20 times less water.
Eucalyptus cultivation also uses agricultural land that is not for
Food cultivation can be used and so there is no competition between the two
Lyocell doesn't just have a lot to offer in terms of sustainability. It can also do more
Store moisture and wick it away from the body. Compared to cotton, sustainable clothing made from Tencel absorbs 50% more water and thus avoids waste
unpleasant smells and the formation of bacteria. This means that parts have to be removed
By the way, Tencel doesn't need to be washed that often.
Thanks to its light drape and smooth surface, it feels like wearing it
Silk close and prevents skin irritation.
These properties make the material ideal for allergy sufferers and people with neurodermatitis.
Tencel is produced in an almost closed cycle. To do this, the wood is chopped into shreds and placed in a solution of amine oxides in which the cellulose dissolves. The finished synthetic fiber can be spun from the remaining spinning solution. Up to 99.5 - 99.8% of the agents used can be collected and reused.
The production process was designed for its sustainability in fiber production
the “European Award for the Environment” by the European Union
According to our current status, Tencel is the most sustainable fiber on the market
market and is generally an all-round talent. Do you already have clothes out?
Tencel in your wardrobe?
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