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EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Tencel Lyocell Clothing

What is Tencel?

Tencel Lyocell clothing has many benefits so let’s take a look at how this modern fabric fits a sustainable lifestyle. Tencel, also known as lyocell, is a sustainable cellulosic fiber derived from wood pulp, it is manufactured by the Austrian textile company Lenzing AG and is produced using a closed-loop process, which means that the solvents used during manufacturing are recycled. Here are some key points about Tencel:

  • Eco-Friendly: Tencel is considered environmentally friendly because it comes from renewable resources (Eucalyptus Beech, Spruce, Birch, Aspen, Southern Pine and even Maple trees) and has a low environmental impact.
  • Soft and Breathable: Tencel fibers are incredibly soft, making them comfortable to wear against the skin. They also have excellent moisture-wicking properties, keeping you cool and dry.
  • Naturally Antibacterial: Tencel is naturally antibacterial making it much less likely to attract odor with long periods of wear making it great for travelling.
  • Hypoallergenic: Gentle on your skin and unlikely to cause allergic reactions as with many synthetic materials
  • Non Toxic or Irritating: The Tencel Lyocell we use OEKO TEX Standard 100 Tested for harmful substances
  • Biodegradable: Tencel fibers break down naturally in the environment, reducing waste.
Tencel Lyocell and organic cotton joggers and sports bra
Sports Bra & Joggers made from Tencel Lyocell & Organic Cotton

Tencel Strengths

  1. Softness: Tencel feels luxurious and silky, making it ideal for clothing items like dresses, shirts, and pants.
  2. Breathability: Tencel is highly breathable, allowing air circulation and preventing overheating.
  3. Moisture Absorption: Tencel can absorb moisture efficiently, keeping you dry even during hot and humid weather.
  4. Antibacterial & odour resistant making it great for travel and active wear
  5. Gentle on Skin: Its smooth surface minimizes skin irritation and free of toxic chemicals, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
  6. Sustainable: Tencel production uses less water and energy compared to other fibers.

Tencel Weaknesses

  1. Cost: Tencel Lyocell can be more expensive than conventional cotton due to its sustainable production process.
  2. Shrinkage: Tencel can shrink slightly if exposed to high heat during washing or drying.
  3. Limited Color Range: While it takes dye well, the color range may not be as extensive as other fabrics.
Organic Clothing for sensitive skin
Rib Tank Top & Running Short made from Tencel Modal

What Is Tencel Modal?

Tencel Modal is another Tencel fiber, also manufactured by Lenzing AG. Like Tencel Lyocell, it shares similar benefits, but with a few distinctions:


  • Silky Drape: Tencel Modal has a luxurious feel, thanks to its soft hand and fluid drape. It’s perfect for elegant clothing and bedding.
  • Moisture-Wicking: Modal excels at wicking away moisture, making it ideal for hot climates and sensitive skin.
  • Eco-Friendly: Modal uses less water to produce than silk, hemp, conventional cotton, and even organic cotton.


  • Shrinkage: Tencel can shrink slightly if exposed to high heat during washing or drying.
  • Cost: Tencel Lyocell can be more expensive than conventional cotton due to its sustainable production process.
Eco Fleece Leggings and Turtle Neck
Fleece Leggings and Turtle Neck made from Tencel Lyocell and Organic Cotton

Blending Tencel Lyocell with Organic Cotton

We here at Public Myth use a blend of Tencel Lyocell with organic cotton for our active and everyday casual wear to get the best of both fibers. Let’s explore the benefits and drawbacks of combining these two Eco-Friendly fabrics.


  1. Sustainability Synergy: Both Tencel and organic cotton are eco-friendly fibers. By blending them, you create a fabric that aligns with sustainable fashion practices. Tencel comes from renewable trees, while organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
  2. Softness and Comfort: Tencel adds a luxurious softness to the fabric, enhancing the overall comfort of the garment. Organic cotton also contributes to a gentle feel against the skin.
  3. Breathability: The combination of Tencel and organic cotton results in a breathable fabric. It allows air circulation, making it suitable for warm weather or active wear.
  4. Moisture Management: Tencel efficiently absorbs moisture, keeping you dry. When blended with organic cotton, it enhances the fabric’s moisture-wicking properties.
  5. Reduced Wrinkling: Tencel’s smooth surface minimizes wrinkles, and when combined with organic cotton, the fabric maintains a neat appearance.


  1. Cost: Tencel and organic cotton are premium materials, so a blend of the two can be more expensive than other fabrics. However, the investment in sustainability and comfort may outweigh the cost.
  2. Shrinkage Risk: Tencel can shrink if exposed to high heat during washing or drying. Organic cotton is also prone to shrinkage. Proper care is essential to prevent this issue.

Maintenance & Care of Tencel Lyocell Clothing

How to keep your Tencel clothing in great condition:

  • Washing: Machine wash on a gentle cycle with cold water.
  • Drying: Hang dry in the shade to prevent shrinkage and increase the lifespan of the garments.
  • Ironing: Use a low-temperature setting to avoid damaging the fabric.
  • Storage: Hang or neatly fold Tencel garments to prevent wrinkles.

In summary, a Tencel Lyocell and organic cotton blend offers a harmonious combination of softness, breathability, and sustainability. Consider these factors when choosing clothing made from this blend, and enjoy the best of both worlds! ??

How to Wear Tencel Lyocell Clothing

Black V Neck Romper
Eco V Neck Romper for workout or lounge. Sustainably made from Tencel Lyocell & Organic Cotton.

Effortless Elegance with Tencel Joggers

  • Our Tencel Joggers are versatile and perfect for day-to-night wear. Dress them up with heels, a Ruched Bralette, and a blazer for an elegant look, or keep it casual with sneakers, a crop top, and a hoodie.

Chic Loungewear Sets made from Tencel Lyocell

  • Our loungewear sets, crafted from sustainable materials like Tencel, bamboo, and organic cotton, are both fashionable and eco-friendly.
  • Pair the Eco Long Sleeve Crop Top with the Eco Lounge Pant for a comfortable yet stylish loungewear ensemble.
  • Tencel fabric is soft, breathable, and biodegradable, making it an excellent choice for conscientious consumers.
  • Opt for the Ribbed Crop Tank and Eco High Waist Flare Pants with organic cotton for pure comfort. Organic cotton is free from pesticides and harsh chemicals, making it ideal for everyday wear and lounging.
Crop Top Pocket Leggings Yoga Outfit
Bamboo Short Sleeve Crop T Shirt and the Eco Pocket Leggings made from Tencel Lyocell

Yoga Outfits with Tencel and Bamboo

  • When styling yoga outfits, choose fabrics that are stretchy and breathable. Public Myth’s Tencel blended with organic cotton or bamboo is an excellent choice.
  • These materials adapt to your body shape, wick away sweat, and keep you fresh and comfortable during your practice.

Remember, Tencel clothing not only looks great but also aligns with your commitment to sustainability!

Remember, Tencel clothing combines comfort, sustainability, and style, making it a fantastic choice for conscious consumers! If you’re looking for timeless classic Tencel clothing, check out selection of everyday casual wear, active and yoga clothing, which incorporate Tencel fibers into these collections.

*Please note that other brands of Tencel Lyocell clothing care instructions, shrinkage and other properties may differ from the blends we use at Public Myth. We do our best to use better quality fabrics in our garments that will last for years when treated with the proper care.

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