Sustainable TENCEL™ Lyocell
— Garment Care For The Andi Robe —
Intro to TENCEL™ Care
Science x Nature
TENCEL™ is a trademarked lyocell fabric is a form of rayon - a fabric made from cellulose fibers or wood pulp. It is especially special as it is a sustainable material, known for its durability, absorption, draping, and wrinkle free nature.
Lyocell, originally trademarked in 1982 as TENCEL™, is a form of rayon (aka Viscose). It consists of cellulose fibre, made from dissolving pulp and then reconstituting it by dry jet-wet spinning. Made in a highly sustainable process, with environmentally friendly materials - TENCEL™ garments are biodegradable when disposed. The diversity of the fibers are simply esquisite as they mimic the feel and flow of other high quality fibers.
Read the Fabric Care Tag
When considering how to take care of your garments, the first place you should look is the labels - usually placed in the seams in the inner lining. Make sure you look on all sides of the label - and you may see written instructions or symbols (which can be especially useful if the text is written in a different language).
Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing Tencel. Add laundry detergent to a washbasin or a sink filled with cool water. Then rinse it well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Tencel is shrink resistant in the wash.
The preferred method of washing Tencel is by hand in a cool water. For drying it is recommended to hang to dry, but you can also machine dry at medium setting.
The ANDI Robe
Hand Wash Cold
Machine Wash Cold
W/ Similar Colors
(Hang To Dry)
Do Not Wring
Do Not Iron
- Do Not Iron - Tencel is resistant to wrinkles, but if it does happen, the gentler method is to steam it. Not only does avoid the risks of ironing like folds, creases, and burns, but steaming adds the benefits of eliminating germs and odors.
- Cool & Dry Storage - Always try to keep this garment in arid and temperature moderated storage areas. TENCEL™ is especially prone to mildew.
- Folding vs Hanging - the general rule is that knit items should be folded to reduce stretching & distortion. For woven garments like this, it is alright for it to hung for short periods of time.
- Long-Term Storage - Store silks in breathable dry cotton containers if you intend to keep it stored for long periods of time. Plastic may cause discoloring and without it being able to breathe, may be the perfect environment for mildew to grow.
- Photosensitivity - Prolonged periods of time under sunlight can damage the garment and you may notice fading in color.
- Moth Management - This is an obvious one, but it's recommended to keep moth repellant near the stored garment.