With the environment becoming more and more important, GTA Belgium is always looking to produce in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. One of the things we do to achieve this, is by using TENCEL™ fibres. Made entirely from wood cellulose, they are a more eco-conscious alternative to other textile fibres such as virgin polyester or regular cotton.
Eucalyptus trees provide the wood for most of the TENCEL™ fibres. A good choice since they are fast-growing and require little water nor pesticides. The forests are responsibly managed and replenished frequently, thus limiting the impact on the environment. The harvested wood is made into pulp which is then turned into an extremely soft fibre that is 100% biodegradable. From nature back to nature.
Because of their ecological closed loop production process, TENCEL™ was awarded the European Union Eco-Label, an amazing feat due to the strict requirements. The award is given for both the product and the production process. Seeing the Eco-flower, therefore, guarantees the eco-friendliest product possible.
Some things just make sense. That’s definitely the case with TENCEL™ fibres and REFIBRA™ technology. This technology uses cotton scraps from clothing production to create cotton pulp. Combined with TENCEL™ fibres, a new kind of fibre is created: Tencel x Refibra. It uses 95% less water than conventional fibres and is 100% biodegradable. No landfills involved.
Gentle on the skin, comfortable and known for its excellent moisture management, this low-impact and biodegradable fibre is a favourite among those who care about our planet and the people on it.
TENCEL™ Modal fibres are a step-up from normal TENCEL™ fibres. They are softer, lighter and thinner than their brother. Made from beech trees instead of eucalyptus, they are very strong and durable, making them perfect for high-traffic fabrics such as mattresses. Twice as soft, more breathable than regular cotton and with excellent colour fastness, this versatile fibre will lead the market in no time.