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Our Fabric

We believe TENCEL™ is a miracle fabric.

So much so, that it is the basis of everything we make here at Stripe & Stare.

The reasons are many, but we will sum it up for you. 

Introducing TENCEL™

TENCEL™ fibres are the ingredient of choice for a better approach to comfort. Born from nature with a silky-soft texture, TENCEL™ unveils a new standard of conscious fashion. A touch of TENCEL™ is as good as it makes you feel.

TENCEL™ Modal fibres are manufactured from the renewable raw material beech wood, sourced from sustainably managed forests in Austria.

A forest in Austria

The Pulp-to-fibre Process

TENCEL™ Modal fibres are produced by Eco Soft technology, an environmentally responsible choice offering exquisite softness to textiles.

The technology uses an integrated process, from pulp to fibre, which has high recovery rates of process ingredients and generates very low emissions to air.

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Our Micro Modal Fibres

All of our products are made with a minimum of 95% TENCEL™ Micro Modal. Micro technology offers an even finer quality of lightness and exquisite softness to cellulosic fibres, producing lightweight fabrics.

Modal fibres with Micro technology offer efficient moisture absorption to ensure natural skin comfort, pioneering a new dimension of long-lasting natural comfort.

Micro Modal fibres

Why We Love TENCEL™

And why you will too.

Trust us.

Long-Lasting Softness
Sustainable Production
Colour Retention
Gentle on Skin


All TENCEL™ Modal fibres are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.


TENCEL™ Modal fibres naturally manage the transportation of moisture, enhancing fabrics by keeping your skin feeling pleasantly comfortable. Derived from natural material, the sub-structure of modal fibres is structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture. This contributes to breathable fabrics that support the body’s natural temperature regulating properties, creating a refreshingly cooling sensation on your skin.

Long-Lasting Softness

Exhibiting high flexibility, TENCEL™ Modal wood-based fibres offer a long-lasting quality of exquisite softness. Owing to the fibre’s sleek cross-section, TENCEL™ Modal fibres enhance the soft touch of fabrics even after repeated washing. Measurements and hand evaluations of softness show that TENCEL™ Modal fibres feel twice as soft as cotton. The softness lasts longer and is able to withstand repeated wash and dry cycles compared to cotton.

Close up of a woman laying on a bed wearing knickers and vest
Close up of a woman laying on a bed wearing knickers and vest

A touch of TENCEL™ is as good as it makes you feel.

Sustainable Production

Numerous Lenzing innovations have been integrated in the production of TENCEL™ Modal fibres, to make the process environmentally sound. Lenzing strives to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy and by the recovery of process chemicals.

Colour Retention

Colour pigments are deeply embedded into TENCEL™ Modal fibres, which retain long-lasting colour vibrancy more than conventionally dyed fibres, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

The Perfect Knicker Fabric

TENCEL™ Micro Modal fibres were perceived as more pleasant in frictional strain tests on human skin than cotton and polyester fabrics. They also displayed a far lower frictional coefficient under humid conditions, making TENCEL™ Modal most recommendable for textiles worn next to the skin.

Knickers biodegrading in soil in 180 days

100% Biodegradable

Using the absolute latest in sustainable fibre technology, we've combined 71% TENCEL™ fibres (wood), 19% Seacell (seaweed) and 10% Roica elastane to create a world-first, fully compostable collection, B-Edit.

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95% Biodegradable

Our mainline is made from 95% TENCEL™ Micro Modal. We currently use standard elastane to give our products stretch, however we are working as quickly as we can to bring the B-Edit technology to our entire range.

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100% Comfort

We truly believe TENCEL™ Micro Modal fibres provide comfort like no other. Our mission to create the world's comfiest knickers would not have been possible without the cloud-soft properties of these fibres.

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