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This is on PRE-ORDER. Deadline on orders for metres is 12th May 2021. All orders for metres will be shipped estimated early June. Swatches are available now.
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
A lightweight lustrous slubby-looking Tencel™ fibre fabric in a warming apricot hue.
It is immensely pliable and drapey, with a natural bias grain stretch in both directions, but structure in the length and cross grain. The slubby texture is only visible up close, and is due to the yarns and the satin weave chosen. The lustre is subtle, so it is not a shiny fabric, and the underside is slightly less lustrous than the right side.
There is a "barely there" feeling due to the light airyness of it, and so is most suitable for blouses, lingerie, sleepwear, lined dresses and floaty skirts, gowns and eveningwear and also accessories like shawls and scarves. It will also be super comfortable and cooling on the skin as bedding, or ethereal and curtains and blinds. It can also definitely work as a lining fabric for jackets and coats.
There is a sheerness when held to the light so the shadow of the body can be seen underneath.
This eco Tencel™ textile is also available in marshmallow pink, sage green, duck egg blue and ivory. *The most accurate photo of the colourway is of the bundle together, as for some reason these fabrics were quite difficult to capture!
The spinning and weaving is done by skilled artisans in an Indian weaving community of which there are 600+ members. We source this particular fabric from a business that works directly with various weaving communities.
Tencel™ - that is, a lyocell yarn produced using Lenzing's protocols, guidelines and processes - has been verified for ethics and sustainability across the chain. From the managed forests where the eucalpytus is sourced, to the closed loop production process, Tencel™ yarn provides an alternative to true synthetic materials like polyester, or instead of silk derived from animals.
The Tencel™ yarn production process verifies its managed raw material source and the closed loop solvent and water process (99.9% of solvents are recovered and re-used with water treatment in place). It reduces chemicals, energy and water used for the production of synthetic materials, and is a more responsible option than viscose where limited traceability occurs.
Tencel™ is said to be biodegradable, but this can only occur in specific conditions. So for future-proofing, label whatever you make with the composition of your garment and your item is more likely to be re-used or recycled in a more optimum setting.
The yarn is machine-spun, which means it has exemplar consistency and quality throughout the weave. The colouration is also smooth and equal due to the fabric dyeing process, and washes very well. The dyes are certified azo-free - azo is an organic compound used in dyes and is a known carcinogen.
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron med-hot temperature, preferably with steam as it can crease easily.
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.
Note, this textile has been finished and washed, but we recommend to wash the fabric before making any products to avoid disappointment that could occur in shrinkage. Dependent on your machine, detergent and laundering methods, shrinkage can still occur.
Bags and Accessories, Bedding, Belts, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Embroidery, Eveningwear and Gowns, Hand Sewing, Linings, Machine Sewing, Shirts and Blouses, Skirts & Dresses, Sleepwear and Loungewear, Soft Furnishings, Tops and Tunics, Trousers and Shorts, Underwear and Lingerie
Interested in wholesale? We offer reduced pricing on orders of 25 metres up. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired amount and time frame, and we'll give you more details. See our full guidelines here.
|Fibre:||100% Lenzing Tencel™
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Eco Credentials:||Azo-Free, Closed Loop, Co-Op, Fair Trade (non-certified), Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, Handwoven, Managed Forests, No Genetically Modified Crops, Sustainable, Vegan, VOC-Free|