What makes our ribbed knit fabric sustainable?
Our Ribbed Collection is made from the cloud-soft and sustainable TENCEL™. Manufactured by Lenzing in Austria, meaning 'ten' for the tenacity of the fabric and 'cel' as it’s made from cellulose or wood fibre. TENCEL™ Modal fibres are extracted from naturally grown Beechwood, by an environmentally responsible integrated pulp-to-fibre process which is self-sufficient in energy and recovers co-products from component parts of the wood. 100% of the raw Beechwood material is converted into cellulose and other bio-based, bio-refinery products, and the surplus energy is recycled into the production of other fibres at the same production site.
The European Beech forests grow naturally without the use of chemical fertilizers or artificial irrigation. Lenzing only use wood from unprotected forests and every tree is regenerated, so anything pulled down is offset with replanting. The production of TENCEL™ Modal uses 95% less water to produce when compared to cotton and reuses 100% of the water from the production process. This flexible fibre is renowned for its exceptional softness, and the resultant fabrics display excellent colour retention, breathability, and moisture management. All TENCEL™ standard Modal fibres are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert to nature. So once you are finished with your knickers you can cut off the lace and put them in the compost! From their botanic origin to the low environmental impact of production, to eventual biodegradability on disposal, TENCEL™ fibres exemplify sustainability in the textile industry.