London based brand People Tree creates beautiful garments that are a living blueprint for their core values: people and the planet are central to everything People Tree does. The garments are handcrafted in organic cotton and sustainable materials, using traditional skills that support rural communities. People Tree is the pioneer in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over twenty years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce a collection of ethical and eco fashion.
Lyocell or the branded name, Tencel®, is a more environmentally friendly substitute for viscose. It is of botanic origin since it is extracted from the raw material wood. Tencel fabrics have a beautiful drape, allow your skin to 'breathe' and don’t absorb odors. The fabric has a luxurious look and feel and is very comfortable to wear!
Tencel is sustainable because the fabric is biodegradable, made of renewable material and attention is paid to sourcing wood pulp from sustainably managed forests. Other environmental benefits are that there is no bleaching needed for processing as the fiber is very ‘clean’ by itself. The energy, water, and chemical consumption are reduced to a minimum due to the unique closed-loop production process. And you can launder clothing made of Tencel effectively at a low temperature.