Tencel/Linen White Fabric
This is a beautifully versatile cloth that works for so many of Merchant & Mills patterns, it has a soft fluid drape with a matte finish. The small amount of linen gives the fabric more body & a slightly slubby finish. It also makes it easier to work with! Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers & even lightweight jackets. Perfect for the Tee Shirt & Factory patterns.
Tencel is a cellulose fiber, which like rayon is made by dissolving wood pulp. It is durable, resistant to wrinkles & has the silkiest drape to handle. It has excellent natural breathability it’s 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. It is also antibacterial & thermoregulating. Oeko-Tex certified. 6% shrinkage with first wash. Wash on cool/delicate with a gentle spin. Do not tumble dry. Shake out & lay flat to dry.
Eco credentials: The process of Tencel production ameliorates much of its own environmental effects. Like cotton, Tencel is made from plant materials. However, manufacturing Tencel requires less energy & water than cotton. The solvents used to turn the wood pulp into fiber are contained in a closed loop system, with a quoted recovery rate of 99%. As a naturally derived fiber, Tencel is also biodegradable. Although it is dyed conventionally (which can be harmful to the environment), Tencel requires a lot less dye than cotton. The manufacturers are actively striving towards greener, cleaner, more efficient production and are currently investing in new renewable energy sources.
Sold by the Yard. Width: 60 in.
8 in stock
About the Merchant
Merchant & Mills | Rye, England, UK | Est. 2010
Founded by Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field in 2010 with the intention of bringing style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing. They deliberately put style to work in their presentation and packaging, as language to attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing. So, too, they sought to include the steadfast makers and menders who had never abandoned the lost art. Their purpose? Offer a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street.
|39.37 × 60 × 0.1 in