What is Tencel™?
Simply put, Tencel™ is the brand name that has been used to trademark garments made from modal and lyocell fibres.
The fibres originate from birch trees, a renewable raw material which, like all plants, use photosynthesis to turn the energy from sunlight into raw material. Subsequently, these bio-based fibres are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. In addition to this, Tencel™ is both compostable and biodegradable, and thus fully reverts back to nature at the end of the garments life.
Why did we use Tencel™ for our T-shirts?
Modal and lyocell fibres are widely recognised as one of the softest and most eco-friendly raw materials for garment manufacture on the planet. Despite all of this, it is still relatively unknown to the general population. We, however, have a sneaky suspicion that this will soon change, and we hope that our run of Off-the-Bike Tees will play their small part in increasing the profile of this unique material.
One of the main reasons we opted for Tencel™ is that when we tested different fabrics, it was noticeably softer than any cotton or cotton-blended sheets. Beyond its softness, Tencel™ boasts a number of other lucrative qualities. Fabric made from Tencel™ lyocell drapes effortlessly and is wrinkle and odour resistant, meaning you’ll always look and feel good on those casual spins that favour comfort over performance.