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March 03, 2021


As versatile as it gets

Tencel fabric is extremely versatile. Depending on the length of the fibre chosen in production, varying thickness and texture can result. From a cottony feel to a silky one, the fabric adapts to a wide range of clothing types, from activewear to flowy dresses.

According to Lenzing, Tencel has incredible absorption characteristics: 50% more than cotton. Because it’s more breathable and less susceptible to odorous bacteria growth like environmentally-damaging synthetics, this fabric is ideal for activewear. Perfect for a sweaty gym or bikram yoga session!

While it is pricier than your average workout tank top, we believe it’s always worth prioritising quality over quantity. If exercising is part of your daily routine, consider investing in high-quality, durable garments that are good for your skin, such as those made from Tencel. If you look good, feel good, and do good for the environment, nothing can stop you from achieving your personal best!

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Tencel: you’ve probably heard of this material in the headlines of sustainable fashion blogs, but what is it exactly? Wonder no more!

Tencel is the brand name for a brand of cellulose-based material known as lyocell, created by the Austrian company, Lenzing AG. It is composed of wood pulp from eucalyptus trees. It feels similar to silk and could replace cotton as the most commonly used material in your closet.

Tencel material

The Good:

    • Tencel is biodegradable and requires significantly less water and energy than other natural fabrics (read: cotton).
    • Tencel is a soft, breathable material that’s 50% more absorbent than cotton and easily blends with other fibers.
    • Lenzing AG sources its wood pulp (eucalyptus bulps) from certified controlled sources like sustainable plantations.

The Bad:

    • Tencel production requires the use of petrochemical solvents but Lenzing AG uses a closed loop production cycle which reuses 99% of those solvents.
    • Lenzing AG admits that Tencel requires a lot of energy to create but is taking measures to make sure that more and more of that energy is coming from renewable sources.
The Rad:
    • Tencel is already being used across the fashion-scape by brands like Patagonia, Reformation, G-Star Review, and (of course) The Rushing Hour!
    • Eucalyptus trees are grown rapidly, without pesticides or insecticides meaning that the local water supply is safe from runoff pollution and eutrophication.

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Sizing

 

This table is for reference only doesn't represent the exact measurement of every design. Measurement range depending on the style/cut for each individual design. For fitted style, it's usually the smaller end of the range; whereas oversize fit will measure towards the larger number. 

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

 

 

Bust (cm)

81-83.5

84-88

89-93.5

95-98.5

99-104

 

 

Waist (cm)

63-66

67-71

72-76

77-81.5

82-86

 

 

Hip (cm)

89-92

95-97

98-101

102-105

106-110

 

 

 

International sizing reference

 

USA

UK / AU / NZ

Italy

France

Germany

Japan

Russia

S

2-4

8-10

38-40

34-36

32-34

7-9

40

M

6-8

10-12

42-44

38-40

36-38

11-13

44

L

10

14

46

42

40

15

48