TENCEL, made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. TENCEL absorbs excess liquid and...More Details
TENCEL, made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. TENCEL absorbs excess liquid and quickly releases it again into the atmosphere. In contrast to synthetic fibers, with reduced wicking properties, TENCEL offers unique moisture transport. The completely new nano technology of TENCEL supports this natural fiber property, guaranteeing optimum conditions for the skin. Synthetic fibers cannot absorb moisture into the inside of the fiber. In contrast to cotton and Modal fibers, TENCEL controls and regularly absorbs moisture. Also TENCEL absorbs 50 % more moisture than cotton. By contrast polyester does not absorb moisture. Moisture transport is determined by climate. Depending upon climate conditions, TENCEL either absorbs or releases moisture. Compared to other fibers, TENCEL features the highest moisture absorption-rate: with air humidity at 65 %, TENCEL still has unused capacity to absorb moisture from the skin. TENCEL is a godsend for anyone with sensitive skin. The combination of a smooth fiber surface and excellent moisture absorption creates a positive environment for healthy skin, making TENCEL ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Also, TENCEL is chemical free, an important factor for sensitive skin and another asset in comparison to other fibers of a natural origin. TENCEL does not give bacteria a chance to grow. Bacterial growth is prevented in a completely natural way. The perfect moisture management of the fiber is the key. When moisture is produced it is directly absorbed from the skin and transported to the inside of the fiber. Thus no water film is produced on the skin where bacteria could grow. TENCEL knows no limits. TENCEL can be manipulated in a creative manner to produce a diversity of fabric aesthetics. Manipulating or controlling fibrillation produces a wide variety of fabrications, from suede-like or peach touch surfaces to a clean, smooth silky touch. Depending on the form of processing employed, very fine hairs form on the surface of the fiber to a greater or lesser extent. 100 % Organic The basis is a natural raw material. TENCEL is extracted from wood pulp and is 100 % biodegradable. The wood used comes from tree farms that practice sustainability. Wearing TENCEL makes you feel good.
Quality excellent and fast service
The problem with asking a lot of us to review the item is that we buy it and it gets added to our stash to use at a later date. I haven't tried it yet, but it certainly has a beautiful sheen and is very soft. I'm going to blend it with some of my other wool to make it softer and nicer to wear. I have no doubt that it will be all that it appears to be.
Very soft and easy to blend. Don't usually spin with "artificial" fibers, but this changed my mind.