Tencel is a form of rayon which consists of regenerated cellulose fiber made from dissolving pulp (bleached wood pulp) using dry jet-wet spinning. The fiber is classified as a sub-category of rayon. The fiber is used to make textiles for clothing and other purposes. Tencel shares many properties with other cellulose fibers such as cotton, linen, ramie and viscose rayon. Some main characteristics of tencel fibers are that they are soft, absorbent, very strong when wet or dry, and resistant to wrinkles. Tencel fabric can be machine washed or dry cleaned, it drapes well, and it can be dyed many colors, and can simulate a variety of textures such as suede, leather, and silk.