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ScienceAlert Deal: Tomorrow's Shirts Are Being Made With Wood. Here's Why

30 AUG 2018

Wood might not strike you as the most sophisticated - or comfortable - fabric out there (especially if you tried covering yourself in 2x4s).

However, when discussing the clothes of 2018 and beyond, wood, or specifically wood fiber and pulp, is paving the way for garments that are softer, comfortable, and even cleaner than those cotton undershirts you grew up wearing.

RibbedTee has created a line of ultra-soft, breathable, and eco-friendly men's undershirts that are so advanced, Tony Stark would probably throw one on to make sure he's not getting any sweat stains inside his Iron Man suit.

The secret lies with their TENCEL materials, which are derived from sustainable cellulosic fibers.


For those of us not involved in the textile industry, cellulosic fibers are structured from cellulose and are made by dissolving natural materials, like cellulose or wood pulp, and then regenerating them via extrusion and precipitation.

From cotton to modal, there are a number of cellulosic fibers out there, and they're all known for promoting high absorbency, temperature control, soft touch, and even slow growth of bacteria.

RibbedTee manufactures their EVO TENCEL shirts in the US with TENCEL, which is made from sustainable Lyocell cellulosic fibers and excels in all of the above categories thanks to its high absorption capabilities, unique nano-fibril structure, and amazingly smooth surface.

The Key to Staying Sweat-Free

TENCEL's properties reduce a greater amount of moisture formed on its fibers when compared to polyester and synthetics.

In addition to keeping you dry, TENCEL's absorbency supports the body's natural thermal regulating mechanism and creates a less favorable environment for bacterial growth.

While this is all impressive, you might be wondering why anyone would invest in futuristic undershirts in the first place. The reality is that part of being your best involves feeling your best.

So, making the effort to ensure your shirts fit and breathe as well as RibbedTees do plays a part in helping you operate at peak efficiency.

Your old cotton shirts and undergarments might work just fine for covering yourself up, but with options like RibbedTees out there, you're basically wearing a pair of Chucks to a marathon.

For those interested in trying out undershirts from RibbedTee, first-time customers can take 20% off their purchase, and bulk orders can get over 20% off. Plus, you can also visit the stash drawer for nearly new products with deep discounts.

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