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ABOUT TENCEL

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TENCEL™ & ATELIER KAJSA - THE PERFECT FIT

We searched extensively to find a more sustainable, biodegradable fabric that also meets our high standards when it comes to quality and comfort.

We're delighted to share that many items in our essentials collection have been designed using TENCEL™ - a biodegradable fabric that feels great to touch and is manufactured from natural materials.

GOOD FOR THE PLANET

Everything you need to know about TENCEL™ and sustainability.

What is TENCEL™?
TENCEL™ is a botanic-based fibre of natural origin. It's made from wood-pulp using wood from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ fibres are designed to last, but should they be disposed of, they are fully compostable and biodegradable.

As a result of its significantly lower environmental impact, TENCEL has been certified by the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel.

How is TENCEL™ made?
In a simple and incredibly resource-efficient process, wood pulp transformed first into fiber, then into yarn and finally fabric for creating clothes.

The "closed loop" approach used ensures that 99% of the chemicals and solvents used in the process are recovered and recycled. The process of manufacturing TENCEL also uses 20% less water than cotton.

Why is TENCEL™ important?
On a global scale, the manufacture of textiles - including those used in the fashion industry - has a huge impact on the environment. Around 20% of all industrial water pollution comes from the dyeing of textiles. In countries such as China, the amount of water produced in these processes totals up to 2.5 billion tonnes.

By using materials such as TENCEL, we ensure that the fabrics we use - and the production processes used to make them - contribute significantly less to these issues.

GREAT FOR YOUR CLOTHES

As well as having sound eco-credentials, there are plenty more reasons why TENCEL™ is the perfect choice for certain garments in our collection.

Long-lasting Softness
TENCEL™ is naturally smooth to the touch and feels great against your skin - in both warm weather and cold.

Naturally Breathable
TENCEL™ fibres regulate the way in which water is absorbed and released by the fabric, allowing the optimum amount of air to reach your body.

Retains Colour & Vibrancy
TENCEL™ retains colour better than many other traditionally dyed fabrics, making the perfect material to use for our products, which are designed to be durable and long-lasting.

The Atelier Kajsa Essentials Collection
Our latest collection includes stylish everyday T-shirts with natural comfort and durability at their heart, made from biodegradable TENCEL™.
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