Linen and tencel, for a fresh and bright spring summer

The combination of these two fibers makes it possible to obtain clothing fabrics with a delicate and impalpable hand, shiny, fresh and highly breathable. To create ready-to-wear garments, in full comfort and wearability

In the spring summer season linen predominates, the noble fiber for excellence, which “mixed” with tencel ensures a refined and comfortable look at the same time with shirts, trousers and outerwear that enrich our wardrobe with something unique and durable. 
Linen is the oldest textile fiber in the world, beautiful and precious, but above all ecological and natural, sustainable and with a very low environmental footprint.


The characteristics of linen 

Linen is a textile fiber, a very tenacious fiber: it is practically inextensible and does not deteriorate with repeated washing, on the contrary, thanks to them it can acquire greater softness.
It is heat resistant and little bleaching, hypoallergenic and breathable.
Due to its freshness and resistance, linen is perfect for making spring and summer clothing. It is breathable and therefore is able to optimally absorb moisture, and is also able to filter UVA rays.

Nella foto: art. 02007/P05 Versilia

The Tencel

It is a textile fiber that is extracted from the cellulose of the eucalyptus plant. It has a natural origin, but since it is subsequently processed with chemicals, it is in effect a synthetic fiber.


The characteristics of tencel

This textile fiber is characterized by excellent resistance, even after numerous washes, good breathability and moisture absorption. It is very soft and light, smooth and shiny, particularly suitable for sensitive skin.
Sometimes tencel is compared to silk and satin, due to the sensation it leaves on the skin. In addition, it allows excellent breathability and is a natural temperature regulator, thus allowing you to feel cool in summer and warm in winter.

Nella foto: art. 01803/P05 Gwen

Linen + Tencel: Pontex proposal for SS23

Pontex Spring Summer 2023 Collection focuses on natural and light clothing fabrics with a fresh touch, but at the same time more functional and resistant, with high performance.
For Spring Summer 2023 we have combined tencel with a natural fiber such as linen: these two associated fibers make it possible to obtain fabrics for clothing with a delicate and impalpable hand, shiny, fresh and highly breathable. We go from very light weights for shirts to heavier weights for trousers and outerwear.

Pontex offers clothing fabrics ideal for making ready-to-wear garments, comfortable to wear and functional, unique garments that accompany us over time and that can never be missing in our wardrobe. With soft and sometimes intense colors thanks to the absorption capacity of the fibers with which they are made.
Garments that are also ideal for people with sensitive skin, as we have already specified the hypoallergenicity of linen and tencel.

News & Fairs

Milano Unica – 9/11 July 2024 – Pavillion 2, stand J25

This year, for the first time, Pontex participates in Milano Unica, the reference fair for high-end fabrics and accessories for Women and Menswear, scheduled on the 9th, 10th and 11th July in the stands of Rho Fiera, Milano. Pavillion 2, stand J25 navigate_next

A Fabric Affair New York – 17/18 July 2024 – stand Pontex

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall-Winter Spring/Summer Fabric Collection at the A Fabric Affair in New York: from 17 to 18 July 2024. Visit our booth Pontex. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to for further information about our products. navigate_next

Eco-friendly pieces of clothing with natural fabrics, dyes and finishing: our strategy to be more and more friendly to the earth  

Circular fashion wastes less resources and prefers those pieces of clothing that last over time, realised with fabrics based on renewable fibres and production wastes close to zero. Using natural and light fibres like linen and cotton, natural dyes and finishing like bio-based resins is the strategy for a sustainable and resilient future in fashion too. Natural vegetable fibres: the first step to an eco-friendly piece of clothing   For the season Spring Summer 2025, Pontex proposes a capsule of fabrics realised with natural vegetable fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, for pieces of clothing that are 100% eco-friendly. in this picture: art. 02106/P05 Rowena Pxt, 100% Linen, width 145/148, weight 145m2  220mtl «So many clothes were never produced before. And clothes have never been worn so little.». — Circular Design for Fashion, Fondazione Ellen MacArthur Linen is one of the most appreciated fabrics for clothing for spring, thanks to its comfort and versatility. Stylists and creators prefer it for those pieces of clothing aiming at originality and artisanship, pieces with which to establish an emotional relationship, to grow fond of, to have them always in your wardrobe. Furthermore, Linen has a lot of positive characteristics: it is a breathable and thermoregulating fibre, it has got a shining look and is very suitable for dye and finishing. It is an ecologically responsible fibre because it is traceable and biodegradable.  Cotton is a natural textile fabric with vegetable origin: the most used in fashion industry. It is absolutely eco-friendly since it is 100% biodegradable, ecologic, recyclable. It is easy to dye and soft, very resistant but breathable and versatile at the same time, therefore, suitable for any season. Combining cotton and linen, we can produce thin, fresh and light fabrics. In this picture: art. 01618/P05 Michelle Pxt 100% Cotton, width147/150, weight 150m2 230 mtl Pontex capsule of cotton fabrics also includes recycled cottons with cold dyes that give different and unexpected looks, biologic and sustainable cotton with BCI certification and  GOTS certification. In this picture: Linen shirt, art. 02103/P05 100% Linen with cold dye for a fully natural effect.  Tencel fibre too is conquering more and more space in the sustainable fashion industry, since it is ecological and eco-friendly. It is particularly elastic, with a good resistance to wrinkles, it is soft and light and absorbs dye very well, thus acquiring really vivid colours and offering generous shades. When mixed with other fibres like Cotton and Linen, the performances of the fabric concerning resistance, comfort and sustainability increase even more. Second step: dyes with natural pigments and colours  The green strategy of Pontex for a sustainable and resilient future is focused on using natural and light fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, as well as on the use of natural pigments in dyeing operations, using colours that are considered eco-friendly as obtained from renewable resources.Ethical, and aesthetical too: dyes with natural colours allow to obtain beautiful colours, very different from those obtained using synthetic colours.  In this picture: an example of fabric for clothing in linen and cotton from Pontex Spring Summer Collection 2025 Pontex, Art. 04002/R05 Jolly Pxt Sale Pepe Delave' 56% Linen 44% Cotton, Width 144/147, Weight 140m2 210mtl Third step: finishing with bio-based resin The third step to obtain a 100% eco-friendly piece of clothing is to use natural types of finishing, applying on natural fabrics, like linen and cotton, bio-based resin, for example, that have low impact on environment.  In this picture: samples of resin-treated fabrics by Pontex, with the application of completely natural bio-based resins.  art. 02103/R04 Grazia New Delavè 100% Linen, width 140/143, weight 145m2 220mtl This is the case of resins that have biomasses like corn and rapeseed as raw material, thus substituting those deriving from fossil sources like petroleum. These resins can be applied on any kind of fabric, also on feather-weight, light and impalpable technical fabrics.   If we want to be friends of earth, and if we want to fight for a responsible and sustainable future - in line with the goals of the Agenda 2030 – the first step is that of choosing unique pieces of clothing that last over time, ethical and aesthetical too, without sacrificing the comfort and elegance of a timeless style.  In these pictures jogger trousers from Pontex Collection realised with natural fibres and dyes: Cotton, Linen, Tencel. Articles: 04202/P05 Alicia Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Linen; 01811/P05 Poppy Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Cotton; 01514/P49 Anemone Pxt Summer Peach 100% Cotton; 01812/P05 Hoya Pxt 71% Tencel 16% Linen 13% Cotton; 04205/P05 Lavander Pxt 55% Linen 45% Cotton If you are interested in discovering more about our natural fabrics, dyes and finishing, contact us for further information navigate_next