Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tencel? Tencel Burnout? What???

The new Spring Collection from Lito contains some amazing new fabrics.  For nearly 40-years, Lito has always designed and manufactured children's formal wear for style & wearability--always including those extra touches you just don't find in most children's clothing.  The addition of Tencel is yet another example of the quality of their clothing line.  Although you'll find several dresses are made from a fabric called "Tencel", chances are you've never heard of it!  Adorable Baby Clothing is proud to present these beautiful dresses to you this Spring!

Tencel, or Lyocell,  is a natural, man made fiber made from with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms.  Tencel textiles are created though the use of nanotechnology in an award-winning process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions--that means sensitive skin isn't going to be bothered by harsh chemicals or surface texture, and there is virtually no impact on the environment!

Advantages

  • Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable.
  • Because of the fibers' high absorbency, the fabrics can be dyed to high quality standards.
  • It has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton.
  • Due to its moisture management, tencel is also anti-bacterial.
  • Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable, it is similar to rayon in feel. Tencel has an extremely smooth, soft surface that drapes beautifully to flatter every figure.
  • The fiber surface feels soft and supple against the skin and its incredible wicking abilities keep the skin dry, making tencel a great fabric for sensitive skin.
  • This super fiber can hold up to a beating when both we and dry, and is most conveniently resistant to wrinkles. 

    Tencel Burnout

    Tencel Burnout is a process of printing which uses chemicals, rather than color, to "burn out" or dissolve away one fiber in a cloth. The purpose is to achieve a sheer lacy & intricate design. It is also used to obtain eyelets or other type patterns in a fabric.  The results found in the Lito dresses is nothing short of exquisite!  The resulting fabric as seen in the example on the right, is a soft, floral pattern that is a combination of color and sheer patterns.  This fabric overlays a solid color that brings the combinations to life.  Your little girl is definitely going to love this dress!  I hope you'll take a minute to stop by and see these and so many others that are the dresses little girls dream of! 

     

     

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