Modal & Lenzing Tencel TEXTILES.
Our Modal and Lenzing Tencel textiles are sourced from trademark factories in India and are then hand dyed using pure plant based dyes.
TENCEL™ is LENZING'S flagship brand for textiles. Used for a variety of highly specialized applications, the benefits of TENCEL™ fibers can be discerned instantly: Soft to the skin, smooth to the touch, luxurious in shine and flow—they caress the senses. And convince minds with their exceptional capacity for thermal regulation and moisture absorption.
It’s easy to identify TENCEL™ fibers: You just need to discern their exceptional, naturally soft, and smooth feel. With our Eco Soft technology, fabrics create a pleasant, almost soothing cool feeling on the skin contributed by the special attributes of TENCEL™ fibers.
Each LENZING fibre is made of cellulose, a natural component of our renewable source material wood. A characteristic of cellulose is its biodegradability: At the end of their life cycle, our fibers can re-enter the eco-system, preparing the ground on which new plants grow. This miracle of nature is our inspiration.
Modal is processed under different conditions to produce a fiber that is stronger and more stable when it is wet than standard rayon, yet has a soft feel, similar to cotton.
Modal fibre is the generic name for a semi-synthetic rayon, which was originally developed in Japan in 1951.
Breathable and silky smooth to the touch, modal is around 50% more water-absorbent per unit volume than cotton. Boasting similar properties to other cellulose fibres, it’s designed to absorb the dye and stay colour-fast when washed in warm water. (note we are hand dyeing all of our textiles using pure plant based dyes).
With an impressive resistance to shrinkage and pilling, it’s worth noting that modal may be used on its own or in a textile blend.The manufacturing process involves spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees. The wood fibres are pulped into liquid form and then forced through tiny holes, creating the fibre. This is then woven together to make the modal fabric.