fabric of the future


what is tencel?

Tencel is a fabric usually derived out of cellulose from wood. Generally, Eucalyptus trees. Additionally Tencel can also be derived from other trees.

Tencel as a fabric is a fairly new innovation that was first developed in 1972. Rather than being plain-woven out of fibers from a shrub, Tencel fibres are created from the pulp of eucalyptus wood which is then dissolved and spun into fibres, that form a very robust swish cloth.


    tencel vs cotton


    • Fabric Feel: Ultra soft with sheen
    • Durability: Durable with careful handling
    • Maintenance: Better to hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle
    • Pricing: More expensive than cotton
    • Shrinkage: Shrinks less than low quality cotton
    • Cooling: Breathable and wicks moisture


    • Fabric Feel: Crisp. Softens with washing
    • Durability: Long staple cotton is durable
    • Maintenance: Can be machine washed on a regular cycle
    • Pricing: Less expensive than Tencel
    • Shrinkage: Depends on the quality of cotton
    • Cooling: Breathable but cannot wick moisture