The raw material for Tencel® fiber is cellulose from either Eucalyptus or Beech wood. These are both natural fibers that are obtained from sustainably managed, FSC-certified wood growth. Sustainable forestry conserves resources. Eucalyptus and beech are also fast-growing trees that do not require fertilization or irrigation.
Tencel - Function from nature
Tencel® fibers are used to make fabrics with a silky smooth surface. In outdoor apparel, this material transports moisture quickly and effectively away from the body, resulting in high wearing comfort.
Apparel produced with Tencel® does not require additional anti-odor chemicals to ensure the product’s high functionality, as bacteria growth and ensuing odor build-up are inhibited by the material itself.
Tencel® is produced in a closed production cycle in which emissions are reduced to a minimum. Solvents and water are recovered completely and reused in the process.
VAUDE products that contain at least 90 percent Tencel® or a blend with other eco-friendly fibers are allowed to carry the VAUDE Green Shape label.