Textile Fibre Overview with links
Tencel is a cellulose fibre invented by Courtaulds using a non-chemical solvent. It was originally developed to produce viscous fibres without polluting the environment. The result was a new fibre which was not only environmentally friendly more than any other fibre but also featured very high strength and a wonderful touch.
Man-made fibre. Viscose and Acetate, derived from cellulose, were almost all the human-made fibres in existence before World War II. During the 1930s, after intensive fibre research, several new synthetic fibres were produced which led to the production of nylon.
Viscose or rayon is an artificial fibre, made from wood pulp, which on the face of it seems more sustainable. However, often the tree planted is eucalyptus, which draws up large amounts of water, causing problems in sensitive landscapes.
The cellulose used Rayon, modal and lyocell produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as Bamboo, beech trees, and pine trees.