TENCEL® is a brand name for lyocell and is a wood based cellulose fiber made from South African Eucalyptus trees and manufactured by the Lenzing AG company. The production process is extremly eco-friendly and referred to as a closed loop process which uses non-toxic chemical and recycles nearly 100% of these chemicals. The only products that come in to the plant are wood pulp and water and the only output at the end of the process is water and fiber. Because of the nature of the material, the processing never requires bleach. This process of manufacturing received the “European Award for the Environment” by the European Union. TENCEL® blends very well with wools and other fibers and absorbs dyes quickly and evenly. It has a similar feel to bamboo when spinning and is strong and very soft.