Tencel - also known as lyocell - is a fibre from the Austrian company Lenzing. The fibre is produced from renewable cellulosic plants using an environmentally responsible production process. In most cases it is derived from eucalyptus trees, which are known to grow fast even without the use of fertilisers or pesticides. Tencel is a type of rayon, but due to its closed loop production it causes less environmental harm than conventional rayon and viscose production. The fibre produced by Lenzing is certified as compostable and biodegradable and can be integrated back into nature's cycle after its use. In addition to that, Tencel is anti-bacterial, breathable, lightweight, and highly moisture-absorbent.