Due to irresponsible disposal of industrial waste, including the apparel industry, our global water supplies continue to be contaminated with lethal chemicals.1
An estimated 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles, which contributes up to 20% of the world's water pollution
Textile dyeing and treatment contributes up to 17-20% of total industrial water pollution and use up to 8,000 synthetic chemicals, a lot of which flows freely into waterways, endangering humans and ecosystems.2
Let’s shut out water waste. TENCEL™ is made of responsibly sourced wood pulp, and produced in an entirely “closed-loop” process. This means its solvents are captured and reused, and no contaminants are released into the environment. TENCEL™ is one of tentree’s numerous ways we’re committing to protecting the health of the planet.
99% of water and chemicals are re-used during manufacturing in a closed loop process. This prevents resource contamination, while minimizing environmental impact.
All TENCEL™ materials are FSC® certified, ensuring the trees are responsibly managed and meet environmental and social standards.
TENCEL™’s wood and pulp originates from natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. By ensuring every step of production is environmentally sound, TENCEL™ fibres are safe to wear, and can ultimately revert back to nature. 3