27 May '12, 10am

@quackribbit This is interesting:

TENCEL® has gained favorable acceptance within the mainstream fashion industry and also in the eco-fashion industry as being a natural fiber that has a flattering drape and is soft, luxurious, breathable, naturally wrinkle-resistant, and environmentally sustainable. TENCEL® is the brand name owned by Lenzing Fibers of Austria for a recently improved fabric from a fiber generically called lyocell. The name “Tencel” has gained popular acceptance but the fabrics that are popularly called “Tencel” are actually lyocell. We will use the proper generic name lyocell. Remember that TENCEL® is just the brand name for a type of lyocell. According to Michael Kininmonth, a spokesman for Lenzing Fibers, "the blend composition of a fabric must be a minimum of 30% TENCEL® to be able to use the brand name." Most people assume that there are two broad categories of fibers: natural fibers li...

Full article: http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2005/11/tencel...

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