WOOD-PERFORMANCE - THE PRINCIPLE IN DETAIL

To understand what exactly happens inside the fibre, we delve into its interior: the moisture-wicking properties of Tencel™ are closely linked to its unique microstructure. In contrast to conventional fibres, Tencel™ fibres are permeated with numerous small capillaries and pores. These microstructures absorb moisture better so that it can then be effectively transported away from the skin.

Capillary action is a key mechanism that drives this process. When moisture reaches the surface of the fibre, it penetrates into these tiny capillaries. There, the moisture is trapped inside the fibre, meaning that it not only remains on the surface but actually penetrates the material. This property allows Tencel™ to absorb large amounts of moisture without feeling wet.

As soon as the moisture is trapped in the capillaries of the Tencel™ fibre, another important step occurs: evaporation. As Tencel™ fibres are naturally breathable, they enable efficient air exchange. The moisture within the fibre gradually evaporates and is released into the surrounding air. This process of evaporation ensures a continuous transport of moisture away from the skin and keeps the garment dry and comfortable to wear.

Overall, the optimal moisture transport of Tencel™ is based on a combination of its unique microstructure, the capillary effect of the fibres and their natural breathability.

Tencel™ also has antibacterial properties that inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria. That's why Tencel™ garments stay fresh for longer, especially during intense physical activity or in warm environments. This means you don't have to wash your Wood shirt as often, which is practical for you and also helps to conserve resources.