TENCELÂ® is Lenzing Fibersâ€™ brand name for lyocell. A major break-through was made with the development of the unique nanofibril structure of this fiber. TENCELÂ®, made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. Quite simply a â€œbreak-throughâ€ fiber.
The Bugatchi Tencel shirt introduced for the Fall/Winter 2008- 2009 season feels at least as soft as their high modal rayon content shirts, maybe even softer. It’s definitely a lightweight fabric. There is some stretchiness to the shirt, but minimal.
Lenzing calls TencelÂ® environmentally friendly and a good choice for people with sensitive skin. However, process of dying the fabric may include treatments with chemicals that could affect your skin. CEOgolfshop has never received any negative customer feedback about any Bugatchi shirts. In fact, most customers rave about how the shirts are the best they have ever worn,
Tencel garments are often recommended as good for travel because they pack light and retain their shape. Many TencelÂ® pieces are machine washable; though you should follow the labelâ€™s instructions for specific wear. If washed in cold water, TencelÂ® garments shrink about 3% with the first washing, but then wonâ€™t shrink in future washes. TencelÂ® also dries quickly, so drip-drying it may not take long.
The Tencel fabric compares favorably to silk shirts as well. Most people like silk for the hand feel. The Tencel shirts have a superb hand feel, but also are easier to care for and probably hold their shape better in varying weather, especially high humidity.