Tencel is a cellulose fibre, made by dissolving wood pulp. It is durable, resistant to wrinkles and has the silkiest drape to handle. It has excellent natural breathability and is a good choice for those with sensitive skin.
Tencel certified by Lenzing is made from wood pulp that’s harvested from tree farms that are sustainably managed and traceable. Manufacturing Tencel requires less energy and water than cotton. The solvents used to turn the wood pulp into fibre are contained in a closed loop system, with a quoted recovery rate of 99%. As a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is also biodegradable. Note though that Tencel is dyed conventionally but Tencel requires a lot less dye than cotton.