Sustainable Tencel Natural Ribbon
- 100% Biobased
- Biodegradable & Compostable Yarn.
- Tencel yarn holds home and industrial compostable certifications.
- Available in widths 15mm & 25mm in 4 Popular Colours.
- Sold on a full 100 metre Rolls.
If you’re looking for ribbon that is kind to the environment, then look no further! Tencel is one of the most sustainable fibres available and is produced in an almost completley closed loop process. The 100% Biobased fibre is created using Eucalyptus and Spruce tress which are harvested responsibly through the supply chain.
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This 100% Biobased fibre is created using Eucalyptus and Spruce trees which are harvested responsibly through Lenzing’s FSC & PEFC certified supply chain. Lenzing ensure that 100% of the tree is used with 40% becoming pulp, 50% burnt for energy and the remaining 10% is used in other processes, such as their collaboration with DuPont to make a sweetener used by Diabetics.
The process to create this fibre begins with the harvested Eucalyptus and Spruce trees being debarked and converted into chips. The chips then enter a digester which harvests the cellulose using an organic solvent from which a pulp is formed. This organic, non-toxic compound is called N-Methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and replaces the sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) used in traditional viscous/modal production.
The pulp is then dissolved in a batch of the organic solvent, which turns the pulp into a honey like substance, which is then extruded into a staple fibre before being spun into a yarn. The organic solvent is easy to filter and re-use, creating an almost completely closed loop system, where over 99% of the water and solvent is recovered and reused.