Alternative sustainable materials are also emerging in the clothing industry as a complement to cotton. Two of these are tencel and recycled polyester.
Tencel lyocell is an organic material made from cellulose from fast-growing woods such as eucalyptus and beech. If a garment in Tingstad's range is made of tencel, it appears with a symbol under product properties.
Another material is recycled polyester. Then the fibers come from recycled plastic bottles that are turned into new garments. These garments are also marked with a property symbol to be easily found. Keep an eye out for "REPREVE". Another symbol that appears is the Global Recycled Standard, which is a certification given to products that have undergone recycling in order to be reused.