Key features: NATURAL Breathable & Durable
Durability, comfort & breathability is top priority for non-european® designers, Louis & Tarien Erasmus who… [read more]
prefer to use only the highest quality, natural fabrics.
100% Tencel, is a fibre made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialized tree farms. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, Earth-friendly solvents. As a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is also biodegradable
‘We regard Tencel as the best quality fabric because…’ [read more]
‘Tencel is more absorbent, breathes more and are less prone to wrinkles than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.’
Tencel is a great year-round fabric – it has a thermo-regulating characteristic allowing it to keep you warm in the winter, yet cool in the summer. Plus, it is very long lasting and not prone to becoming thin with wash and ware. Like cotton it is quite unique in the fact that it can actually improve with time!
How to care for my Tencel garment? [read more]
‘Tencel Fabric is fairly easy to care for. It is machine washable at low temperature. Don’t pop your Tencel garments in the tumble dryer – instead, let them air dry naturally.’
Does Tencel shrink? [read more]
‘Tencel is a natural fabric – you should expect your Tencel garment to shrink about 3% with the first washing and will resist shrinking from then on.’
Why are Tencel® clothing so expensive? [read more]
‘In comparison to good old cotton, Tencel can be rather expensive. Production of Tencel tends to be a costlier process than for most cotton. However, Tencel® garments could end up being longer lasting and save you time on washing and ironing, which makes the cost difference somewhat difficult to quantify.’
‘non-european® is an Authentically African brand, loyal to the unique natural quality, simplicity, and elegance of our continent and its people.’
‘We believe in making a difference to the continent and its people through job creation.’