After over a year of research and fabric testing, we fell in love with a fabric called Tencel™ Modal. This fabric checked all of the boxes: sustainability, breathability, resilience, and comfort. Beyond its amazing buttery soft texture, Tencel has many other benefits that make this fabric favourable for our health, and our planet.
Below are 4 benefits of wearing Tencel™ Modal:
- Biodegradable: Derived from nature, all TENCEL™ standard Modal fiber types have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, meaning they can fully revert back to nature.
- Unfavourable for Bacterial growth: In comparison to polyester and synthetics, there is less available moisture formed on the surface of the fiber for bacteria to grow. Consequently, TENCEL™ fibers provide a less favorable environment for bacterial growth, offering better hygienic qualities.
- Enhanced Breathability: Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation. The TENCEL™ Modal cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton.
- Sustainable Production: Fully integrated pulp and fiber production makes it possible to produce this fiber in an eco-responsible way. Lenzing, the producers of TENCEL™ Modal, strive to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy from the pulp mill and by recovery of remaining components as co-products.