As many people are becoming more ecologically aware, there has been an increase over the last few years of other natural fibres used for making yarn and textiles. One of these products is tencel.
Tencel is a cellulose fibre made from wood pulp. These special trees are grown in the U.S.A and are constantly being replanted. There are no toxic chemicals used in production so it is not only a natural fibre, it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
Tencel can be combined with other fibres to enhance their properties, or on its own, and is used in yarns and fabrics. These fabrics are used for clothing, bedding and upholstery. These fabrics are easy to handle, soft, durable and absorbent.
Known as an "eco textile" for it's environmentally friendly production, it has been awarded the "European Award for the Environment" by the European Union