feel the gentle essence of nature

TENCEL ™ Home cellulosic fibers offer you long-lasting natural comfort and pure living environments. TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are naturally gentle on skin with an exquisitely soft handfeel, bringing the gentle essence of nature into your home. Their versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of home applications, from carpets and upholstery to luxurious bedding.

To learn more, please see our TENCEL™ Home Leaflet.

Bedding: bed linens, bed mattresses & filled products

With an exquisitely silky handfeel and natural sheen, luxurious bed linens made of TENCEL™ Lyocell enhance your quality of sleep. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, ensuring natural comfort for sensitive skin.

Compared to other filling materials for duvets, such as cotton, the smooth fiber surface of TENCEL™ Lyocell cellulose fibers absorb moisture more efficiently. This supports the body’s natural thermal regulating properties, to help your body feel pleasantly cool and dry.

Interiors: Carpets & Upholstery

Displaying a luxurious sheen and silky surface, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers make carpets and upholstery shine radiantly with vibrant colors.


Soft on your skin, TENCEL™ Modal fibers have efficient moisture absorption, enabling towels to dry quickly. In comparison to cotton, TENCEL™ Modal fibers remain soft over time and are able to withstand repeated wash and dry cycles, allowing fabrics to retain their softness.

applicable products

Bed linen, pillows, comforters, mattresses, towels, bath mats, carpets, rugs, furnishings

blending partners

Traditional home fibers such as cotton, wool, silk and polyester can benefit from being blended with TENCEL™ fibers to enhance desired qualities such as softness, lightness, absorbency, breathability and color vibrancy.

key benefits


gentle on skin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally soft to the touch and offer long-lasting comfort. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving fabrics a soft feel and ensuring comfort for sensitive skin.


botanic origin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. These fibers are also available with FSC®(C041246) or PEFC™ certification upon request.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are mainly manufactured from beechwood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighboring countries. Beech wood forests are a natural and renewable source of raw material. A big share of the wood used at the Lenzing site comes from Austria, harvested from certified or controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. These fibers are also FSC® (C041246) or PEFC™ certified.

Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers have been certified as Biobased under the BioPreferred® Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a governmental body. 


thermal regulation

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their excellent moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, thus supporting the body’s natural thermal regulation and providing breathable comfort.

Compared to other filling materials for duvets, such as cotton, the smooth fiber surface of TENCEL™ Lyocell cellulose fibers absorbs moisture more efficiently. This regulates the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism, to help your body feel pleasantly cool and dry. Fabrics can also be engineered to provide warm and dry sensations on the skin, as evidenced by the skin sensory Alambeta test that shows that TENCEL™ emerized creates a warming effect comparable to cotton flannel.


color retention

Color pigments embedded in dope-dyed TENCEL™ Modal fibers retain long-lasting color vibrancy more than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

(Evidence: ISO Tests on TENCEL™ Modal Color fastness)


long-lasting softness

Exquisite softness derives from fine fibers, creating softer textiles. TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit a smooth surface and high flexibility, resulting in a naturally soft quality of the textile.

The softness of Modal fiber is confirmed by a variety of physical test methods, including Kawabata, TSA, Handle-o-meter, and Phabro-meter:

  • Measurements and hand evaluations of softness show that TENCEL™ Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton.
  • The softness of TENCEL™ Modal fibers lasts longer and is able to withstand repeated wash and dry cycles compared to cotton. (Tested Fabric: Single jersey N/50/1, 120 g/m2, test method: Ring pull-through and TSA.)
  • LENZING™ Modal Micro Air is Lenzing’s finest and lightest wood-based fiber.
  • The degrees of softness of LENZING™ Modal, Modal Micro and Modal Micro Air can be measured by various handfeel assessment as well physical test methods such as the Tissue Softness Analyzer, Phabro-meter and Ring pull-through. The Bending Rigidity Measurement test confirms their high flexibility.

sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a reputation for their environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. This economically viable manufacturing process received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development” (2002).

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation. Moreover, all fiber production sites operate according to a certified Environmental Management System (ISO14001), and Occupational Health and Safety System (OHSAS 18001).

TENCEL™ Modal fibers – fully integrated pulp and fiber production at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce Modal fibers in an eco-responsible way. At Lenzing, we strive to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy from the pulp mill and by recovery of remaining components as co-products. Numerous Lenzing innovations have been integrated in the production of TENCEL™ Modal fibers, to make the process environmentally sound. 

news and events

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Lenzing brings pioneering machine-made TENCEL™ Lyocell carpet technique to China

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TENCEL® fibers for pillows, new at Heimtextil in Frankfurt 2018

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TENCEL® sets high standards in the hotel trade

the TENCEL® fiber is demonstrating its worth in the hotel business in bed linens.
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