Here’s a little video snippet about tencel…which has been given the EU award for environmental excellence…and is dyed here in Canada.
Tencel is a very slippery smooth fibre made from wood pulp and is manufactured in such a way that it is between 95-99% efficient – which means that unlike other cellulosic fibres – the processing of tencel is much kinder to the environment. Also the trees are grown on low-grade land which means that arable land that would be great for growing food for us to eat, is not used for making tencel.
It’s breathable and comfortable and doesn’t retain creases…making it a great fabric for pretty much any clothes…I weave primarily scarves with it, as the colours are vibrant and the smooth/slippery yarn is always beautiful. To maintain this luminosity I choose (at the time) to weave all of my scarves with 100% tencel.