have you heard of Tencel? because you need to!!
by Kellie & Abbie Thomas
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we are Kellie & Abbie, committed to helping pave the way for a sustainable future.
in this day & age it is very important to be conscious of our environment, which is why we have spent months researching and sourcing what we believe to be one of the most sustainable fabrics for our hand knits to make it easy for you to choose a positive earth footprint.
so mums and bubs it’s our pleasure to introduce you to TENCEL …
a luxuriously soft & smooth sustainable fabric, that is compostable & biodegradable, meaning it can fully revert back into nature.
Tencel is regenerated from Eucalyptus wood pulp, that is formed into a fibre & integrated into nature’s cycle to help maintain an environmental balance.
these fibres which originate from Eucalyptus trees, are grown sustainably, as they are fast-growing and don’t require the use of irrigation or pesticides. Eucalyptus trees can survive in all conditions and are able to be grown on largely unusable soil, unlike other materials such as cotton which requires particular farming practices and high standard soil.
Tencel uses 20% less water than cotton and 5 times less land.
the European Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification has endorsed Tencel farming practices as sustainable.
Tencel is able to help eliminate many of the negative environmental impacts of traditional fibre processing, using new sustainable technologies.
the Eucalyptus pulp is spun into a fibre via an environmentally responsible non-toxic closed loop production process. This closed loop solvent spinning system recycles water and recovers 99% of the chemicals and solvents to break down the wood pulp and treat cellulose, to be continuously reused to produce more fibres. This results in very minimal waste & high resource efficiency.
furthermore the finished yarn does not require bleaching and can be coloured using low-impact dying processes.
this overall manufacturing method was awarded the “European Award for the Environment” by the European Union.
producing Tencel doesn’t require toxic chemicals, as opposed to other fibres. For example, Rayon production generates high air pollution and harmful water emissions, utilising catalytic agents.
INSTEAD Tencel production uses an amine oxide, a non-toxic solvent which is continually recycled during the production process.
Tencel fibre contains moisture-wicking properties, which makes it quite comfortable in hot, humid environments, it is extremely breathable & less susceptible to odorous bacteria growth.
Tencel is also incredibly absorbent, 50% more absorbent than cotton and incredibly durable, lasting much longer than other materials.
our new Tencel range of hand knitted beanies & booties has launched, hand knitted by our mum with Italian made Tencel yarn - available in four earthy colours.
it feels divine, order now to have your precious bub dressed in our exclusive boutique hand knits.
love Kellie & Abbie xx