This three metre piece is the end of the roll, and unfortunately has become 'agitated' meaning the surface and creases have taken on a washed appearance. We have found this has happened with certain detergents and spin cycles, so it is uncertain whether this in fact has been washed. It is still a wonderful piece of fabric however, and the matte washed finished is actually pleasing.
A smooth and soft Tencel fabric, with a deep burgundy base, and covered in an oversized paisley print. The textile is completely opaque, so you don't need to line the material or double it for clothing. Also available in Olive. Use it for floaty dresses, blouses, jacket linings, silky pyjamas, cushions, accessories.
Tencel is actually a brand name for lyocell, a cellulose made from dissolving wood pulp. Solvents are used in the manufacturing so that the wood pulp mixture can be made into fibre, however these chemicals are kept within a closed loop. Manufacturing Tencel requires less energy and water than cotton, and Lenzing in particular sources its wood from certified and controlled sources like sustainably-managed plantations.
As well as using less water and land than cotton, this fabric in particular is reclaimed, meaning it has been saved from landfill. The dye process is also toxin-free, and lyocell absrobs dyes better so requires less of this than cotton too. It's naturally breathable, biodegradable (despite the solvents) and dries quickly.
To care for your product
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer.
Turn the machine down to 30 degrees for a more environmentally friendly wash. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 a year.
We also recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even just steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Please note: customers using supermarket (non-eco) bio laundry liquid and a higher spin cycle have seen white lines appear on the fabric surface after washing. Please wash minimally and with an eco laundry liquid where possible, as this has been proven to avoid marking. We cannot guarantee that this won't happen with your piece though, so please avoid fast spin cycles - we have had experience of low spin cycles, Ecover and hand washing all with perfect condition after washing and ironing. If in doubt, hand washing is best to minimise agitation.
Hand Sewing; Machine Sewing; Clothing including skirts, dresses, tops, trousers and shorts; Underwear, sleepwear and lingerie; Linings; Soft Furnishings, including tablecloths and serviettes; Curtains and cushions
Stepped pricing is available on quantities of 25 metres and over. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
100% Lenzing Tencel
Country of Origin:
Sustainable fibre and clean chemical processing with no hazardous substances washed into the environment.