Discovering the Advantages of Tencel™ Cork Fabric: A Responsible and Sustainable Choice
Tencel™ Cork fabric is a sustainable and innovative material that is gaining popularity in the fashion and design industries. It is made from a combination of Tencel™, a wood pulp-based fabric, and cork, a natural and renewable material harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree. The two materials are bonded together using an adhesive, creating a durable and versatile fabric with a range of benefits.
One of the main benefits of Tencel™ Cork fabric is its sustainability. Tencel™ is produced through a closed-loop production process that captures and reuses solvents and water, making it an environmentally friendly fabric. Cork is also a sustainable material that can be harvested without damaging the cork oak tree, making it a renewable resource.
In addition to its sustainability, Tencel™ Cork fabric is also durable and long-lasting. It is water-resistant, but not naturally so – it requires treatment to achieve this property. However, once treated, Tencel™ Cork fabric becomes stain-resistant as well, making it suitable for use in bags, shoes, and other accessories that may be subjected to wear and tear. It is also lightweight and flexible, making it comfortable to wear and easy to work with.
Tencel™ Cork fabric can be used in a variety of styles and designs in the fashion industry. It can be treated and finished in different ways to achieve different looks, from a smooth and polished finish to a more textured and rustic appearance. It is also available in a range of natural shades.
Tencel™ Cork fabric is not only limited to fashion and accessories. It can also be used in furniture, home decor, and other design applications. Its durability and water-resistant properties make it an excellent choice for use in outdoor furniture and flooring.
While Tencel™ Cork fabric is not completely compostable due to the use of an adhesive to bond the two materials together, it is still a more sustainable and environmentally friendly choice compared to traditional synthetic fabrics. It can also be recycled and repurposed at the end of its life, making it a responsible and sustainable choice for fashion and design applications