80% Tencel 20% Linen by Merchant and Mills - Olivia
$11.00 per quarter metre $44.00 per metre.
150cm wide. Light weight 203gsm.
This is beautifully versatile cloth that has a soft fluid drape with a matte finish. The small amount of linen gives the fabric more body and a slightly slubby finish.
Made in Turkey, Oeko-Tex certified.
Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers and even lightweight jackets. The surface texture of Tencel will go more chalky and less sheeny once washed and lived in.
More about Tencel:
Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which like rayon is made by dissolving wood pulp. It is durable, resistant to wrinkles and has the silkiest drape to handle.
It has excellent natural breathability with 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. It is also anti- bacterial and thermoregulating.
The process of Tencel production ameliorates much of its own environmental effects. Like cotton, Tencel is made from plant materials. However, manufacturing Tencel requires less energy and water than cotton. The solvents used to turn the wood pulp into fibre are contained in a closed loop system, with a quoted recovery rate of 99%. As a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is also biodegradable. Although it is dyed conventionally (which can be harmful to the environment), Tencel requires a lot less dye than cotton.