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Tencel source?

katina | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Does anyone know of a supplier who ships to Europe, please? I’d like to make some pants.

Thanks – Katina


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    I haven't purchased from them before, read the FAQs.. for shipping costs etc.


    hope this works - it is the Tencel; http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypID=13&Viewby=Types&Page=1

    Ship to the following: - Are you amongst this list?

    Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and British Virgin Islands.


    1. katina | | #2

      Thanks Cherrypops

      You've come up trumps, as always. I'll get on to them this evening.


      1. Cherrypops | | #3

        your message just came thru to me - it is midnight  , please let me know how you get on with the fabric and purchase , costs etc


        1. katina | | #4

          Thanks CP - go to bed. You've worked hard!

    2. katina | | #5

      Cherrypops - this an excellent site. Many, many thanks. I'll be ordering later today.


    3. GailAnn | | #13

      I have ordered from Fashion Fabrics Club, and been quite satisfied with the fabric and the cost.  Maybe I'm just too eager, but it does seem to take a bit too long for my purchases to arrive at my house.   Gail

      1. Cherrypops | | #14

        thanks for that.

        i think you are closer to them than I, so maybe it would take even longer to reach australia.

        1. GailAnn | | #15

          I'm just on the other side of the state of Missouri.  They are in St. Louis, I am just North of Kansas City.  Gail

          1. Cherrypops | | #16

            thanks, i'll visit you via 'google earth'. travelling the world on the computer..it's a great programme to install.

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            JunkQueen | | #18

            I love Google Earth. It even gives you the GPS coordinates, so if you then drive to that location and have a navigation system in your car, viola!

  2. DONNAKAYE | | #6

    Speaking of which, can anyone point me to the best quality Tencel at the lowest possible price?  It is available locally -- for $23.99 a yard.  Don't mind spending the money -- I love the fabric -- but have to be at least somewhat sane....donna kaye

    1. katina | | #7

      Hi Donna

      Sorry, I'm not in US at present, but I'm sure others will have suggestions. The site Cherrypops sent me is good (further up in this thread)


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      JunkQueen | | #8

      I am embarrassed that I am so ignorant about this fabric. Reading about it, it appears to be a Lycra-type fabric that wicks moisture away from the body. Is that correct? Fabric from which a lot of athletic clothing is made?

      1. Josefly | | #9

        Tencel, generic name lyocell, is a type of rayon, so yes, it's comfortable like other natural fibers. Not stretchy like lycra. Its used mostly for casual clothes, but I wouldn't say for athletic garments. It has a very nice hand, comes in different weights, woven and knits. It feels luxurious, almost like silk, but has a more casual look. You can google the brand name for more info.

        Edited 7/18/2008 3:17 am ET by Josefly

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          JunkQueen | | #10

          Thank you so much. I obviously had my blinders on as I read about the product earlier. I think I'll inquire about samples. I appreciate your help.

      2. stitchagain | | #20

        I've heard that Tencel is created in a more environmentally friendly process than most rayon (than rayon).

        Don't absolutely know ifthis is true or not though.


        1. jjgg | | #21

          Yes, this is true. Tencel processing recycles and captures all the chemicals in the use. Rayon doesn't. Tencel is manufactured in the U.S. Rayon is not, because of this fact.
          Rayon and Tencel are essentially the same, but the process for Tencel has been somewhat improved. They are made from wood pulp. Scrap wood is dissolved in a chemical solution and then spun out into a fiber, so it's a 'man made', 'natural' fiber. How's that for an oxymoron.

    3. Josefly | | #11

      Mary Jo's Fabrics in Gastonia, NC carries Tencel and when I was there it sold for much less than $23. I bought some, and later ordered some more from them over the phone - they will go out on the floor (it's a huge store) and describe to you what they have and the prices, etc. I'm pretty sure they'll send you a sample, too, but if you know what kind of weight, weave, color you need, it's better. But there's no internet ordering, just phone.

      1. DONNAKAYE | | #12

        Many thanks.  Will call them....d.

        1. zuwena | | #17

          I've never ordered from FFC but I've noticed that they do have "tencel" fabric in prices ranging from $4-6.  That is so different from your quoted price that there may be a quality difference.  Maybe you can get samples.  See the following:


          Z  (hope I've done that link thing correctly)

          1. DONNAKAYE | | #19

            Looks awesome!  Many, many thanks!

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