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Tencel: A Soft and Silky Alternative to Cotton

by , 09/10/09   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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TENCEL \ˈten ˈsil\

n. 1 a: The trademarked brand name for lyocell, a natural cellulosic fiber with excellent moisture absorption and an exceptionally silky hand. b: A dyeable, wrinkle-resistant material that can be blended with a variety of other fibers, including cotton, rayon, polyester, silk, hemp, linen, and wool. c: Fabricated using a closed-loop process that doesn’t require bleach, although some manufacturers may use chemical processes, enzyme baths, and dyes that may or may not be environmentally sound.

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  1. [...] founder, each bag is made to order from good, green fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp, Tencel, and bamboo denim. Plus, the mini editions are completely lead-free and contain no metal parts. [...]

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