Embracing TENCEL Fabric: Sustainable Style and Environmental Benefits

Embracing TENCEL Fabric: Sustainable Style and Environmental Benefits

At Ocean Soul Bali, we believe in the transformative power of mindful choices, both for ourselves and the planet. As we delve into the world of Tencel fabric—a sustainable textile renowned for its eco-friendly production methods and luxurious feel. Join us as we explore the environmental benefits of Tencel and its role in shaping a more sustainable future.

The Story of Tencel:
Tencel is a brand of lyocell and modal fibers crafted from sustainably sourced wood pulp, primarily from eucalyptus and beech trees. Developed by Austrian textile company Lenzing AG, Tensel is celebrated for its exceptional softness, breathability, and versatility.

What sets Tencel apart is its closed-loop production process, which utilises a solvent spinning method that recycles up to 99% of the solvent used. This innovative process minimises environmental impact, conserves water and energy, and reduces chemical waste—a stark contrast to conventional textile production methods.

Environmental Benefits of Tencel:
Sustainable Sourcing: Tencel fibers are derived from renewable wood sources, with the majority of eucalyptus and beech trees harvested from sustainably managed forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This ensures minimal impact on ecosystems and biodiversity.

Eco-Friendly Production: The closed-loop production process used to create TENCEL fibers significantly reduces water consumption, with estimates suggesting it requires up to 20 times less water than cotton production. Additionally, the solvent spinning method employs non-toxic solvents that are recycled and reused, minimising chemical waste and pollution.

Biodegradability: Unlike synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon, Tencel fibers are biodegradable, breaking down naturally over time and returning to the earth without leaving behind harmful microplastics. This ensures a closed-loop lifecycle, with minimal environmental footprint at the end of the product's lifespan.

Breathability and Comfort: In addition to its environmental benefits, Tencel fabric offers superior comfort and performance. Its ultra-soft texture and moisture-wicking properties make it ideal for warm climates, while its breathability and temperature-regulating abilities ensure year-round comfort.

As stewards of the earth, it is our responsibility to make mindful choices that honour and protect our planet. Tencel fabric represents a beacon of hope in the fashion industry—a sustainable alternative that embodies both luxury and environmental responsibility.

At Ocean Soul Bali, we are committed to embracing Tencel and other eco-friendly materials in our collections, offering conscious consumers the opportunity to make a positive impact through their fashion choices. Together, let us celebrate the beauty of sustainable style and pave the way towards a more harmonious relationship with the earth.

We use Tencel fabric in our resort collection for the Sunday and Jogger Pant and our Ocean Soul Sarong.  Shop the Tencel Resort collection here.

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