TENCEL™ is the trade name for the modal fiber all our products are made from. It is manufactured by Lenzing in Austria and the name means 'Ten' for the tenacity of the fabric and 'cel' because it is made from cellulose or wood fibre.
TENCEL™ Modal fibers are extracted from naturally grown Beech wood by an environmentally responsible integrated pulp-to-fiber process, which is self-sufficient in energy and recovers co-products from component parts of the wood. 100% of the raw Beech wood material is converted into cellulose and other bio-based, bio-refinery products, and the surplus energy is recycled into the production of other fibers at the same production site.
The European Beech forests grow naturally without the use of chemical fertilizers or artificial irrigation. Lenzing only use wood from unprotected forests and every tree is regenerated so anything pulled down is offset with replanting.
The production of TENCEL Modal actually uses 95% less water to produce when compared to cotton. Lenzing reuse 100% of the water used in the production process as well as other materials.
This flexible fiber is renowned for its exceptional softness, and the resultant fabrics display excellent colour retention, breathability, and moisture management. All TENCEL™ standard Modal fibers are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature. So once you are finished with your knickers you can cut off the lace and put them in the compost. They come from nature and go back to nature. From their botanic origin, to the low environmental impact of production, to eventual biodegradability on disposal, TENCEL™ fibers exemplify sustainability in the textile industry.
Our world-first collection of super soft and 100% biodegradable in 180 days lace knickers, sleep and loungewear. Using the absolute latest in sustainable fibre technology - the aim of this range is to know where and how it came from and where it goes at the end of life. Designed in London. Grown in a forest. Composted in your garden.
TENCEL - 71% of the B-Edit.
SeaCell by Smart Fiber makes up 19% of the B-Edit and is 100% biodegradable. SeaCell is a remarkable material made from sustainably produced algae, the seafaring plant that is fast growing and gentle on your skin.
Roica V550 - This is world first fibre technology from Japan that gives stretch, replacing traditional elastane that can take 50-200 years to biodegrade. It is a world-first 100% compostable stretch fibre that biodegrades in 6 months - this yarn has the same stretch and recovery properties as other stretch fibres, they use a unique and undisclosed raw material. Certified Cradle to Cradle Gold - Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certified that at it's end-of-life, Roica smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances into the
environment. 10% of the B-Edit.
You can read more about Lenzing’s remarkable innovations in the pursuit of creating sustainable answers for the clothing industry as we all work towards a better future, at www.lenzing.com.