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Tencel is the functional fiber from nature

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Tencel is the functional fiber from nature

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Tencel is the functional fiber from nature

Trees are great for cleaning the air, taking notes, and making shade, but did you know that trees can also help make good products work better, while also making them better for the planet? It's true. When made with Tencel, a fantastic, wonderful, amazing fiber, made from sustainably grown trees, a wide variety of products not only have added comfort and functionality, they have added benefits for the environment. Tencel starts out as trees farmed on low grade land. Use of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides is nonexistent during the final years of the trees' growth. Rainwater is the main source of water used for irrigation. When the trees are ready, they get pounded into chips, very politely, of course. Then, the wood chips are made into pulp and sent to a Lenzing factory, where the pulp is blended with water, solvent, and science, to produce Tencel, a pure, white, cellulose fiber. The whole process is very environmentally friendly. The only inputs at the Lenzing factory are wood, pulp, and water. The only outputs are water and Tencel fiber. 99.5% to 99.8% of the solvent used to make Tencel is recycled, and used over, and over, and over, and over-- Tencel is so eco-friendly that the European Union gave it the European award for the environment. Tencel can be blended with any other fiber, silk, wool, linen, cotton, cashmere, you name it. Synthetic fibers are also great partners for Tencel. Regardless of the blend, fabrics made with Tencel are always smooth, comfortable, supple, and strong. Simply put, Tencel is amazing. When added to denim, the result is a pair of comfortable, buttery, heavenly jeans. Mix it into bed linens and home textiles, and the result is a dreamy combination of luxurious, smooth, and skin friendly textiles, for bedding, upholstery, and carpets. Knits made with Tencel boast the highest color depth due to Tencel's special fiber structure, which leads to a deep and long lasting color. Even tough work wear gets the Tencel treatment. Tencel has the highest fiber strength amongst all cellulose fibers, the highest moisture absorption, and reduced bacterial growth. So it can withstand a lot of punishment, without breaking a sweat. Baby wipes made with Tencel fibers are the best solution for babies, caring for and nourishing their sensitive skin. Facial masks made with pure Tencel fibers are perfectly translucent, skin friendly, and release the perfect amount of lotion. Tencel is so versatile, it even improves products you don't associate with fibers. It pops up in technical products like filters, plastics, show components, ropes, wash cloths, and many more. So there you have it. Tencel, giving trees a good name for more than 20 years. Better science, better product, better planet. The end. [MUSIC PLAYING]