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AMBI Active

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AMBI Active is a natural feeling performance lace "sports bralette"

AMBI Active is a new kind of "sports bralette" made from sustainably produced Tencel® and high quality Supima® cotton.  This snug fitting bralette is an unbound linked and interlaced network of braided yarns that provide fluid support when tensioned with movement.  Active has lightly elasticized, non-adjustable straps and integrated, seamless band.

We are still evolving AMBI for best fit and function.  The newest Winter iterations have a wider band (not shown in the images) and the patterning design may vary.  If you would like us to send an image of the newest iteration before purchasing please contact us.


What are the differences between AMBI Summer and Winter?

Winter Style is made with USA grown Supima® cotton, know for it softness & durability and Tencel®fibers, known for their botanic origin, sustainable production and long-lasting softness. It has an overall wider band and is best for larger sizes. It is a soft ivory color.

Summer Style is made with Tencel®fibers, known for their botanic origin, sustainable production and long-lasting softness. It has an overall narrower band and is best for smaller sizes. It is white in color.

Are AMBI products crocheted, woven or knitted?

AMBI products are "braided" using re-purposed century old lace braiding machines.

AMBI's fabric works with the weight and motion of one's breasts by distributing the tensions around the bra's unified linked structure. AMBI's fabric has an inherent desire to self-balance via subtle shifts in it's pattern architecture, resulting in a hybrid fabric that exhibits the fluidity of a knit and the structure of a braid.

Is AMBI Lace?

AMBI showcases a new type of "performance" lace that is produced using circular lace braiding machines. AMBI's design comprises one strip of fabric with a tapestry of patterns that are placed with purpose. Seamlessly integrated into the strip of fabric are lightly elasticized straps and under band. A sewn or adhered seam binds the ends of the bra-fabric strip.

What does Ambi mean?

Ambi is a prefix of Latin origin, meaning around, round about, on both sides.  Tensengral's AMBI is a versatile 2-Way line of bodywear that will form to your contours backwards or forward.

Are all AMBI styles 2Way?

Each AMBI cut has two distinct and functional wearing options in one bra. 

How do I measure for AMBI best fit?

AMBI Band measurement is based on an under-the-breast average measurement between inhale and exhale. AMBI Cup measurement is calculated by the difference (inches/cm) between under-the-breast (band) measurement and around-the-breast measurement.

How does AMBI's "balanced tension support" feel?

AMBI provides a cradle and hug function for holding by way of filaments that distribute the tensions of movement through their united linked structure. Our testers have described balanced tension support to feel like zero gravity or swimming.  The fluid linked and interlaced fabric molds and holds without pinching or pressure points.  Many have commented that it feels as if they were wearing no bra at all yet felt comfortably held, similar to a hammock.

How does AMBI's fabric conform and mold without using elasticized fibers?

AMBI's fluid linked and interlaced fabric conforms and molds to shapes when under tension.  The unbound filament network perform similar to a rope hammock, shape-shifting with movement and changing forces.  The fabric endeavors to produce a state of balanced tension wherein tension exists equally upon all of the fibers so there is no rubbing or undue stress upon any singular area, including the straps or band.

What is the "tensioning yarn" used on the AMBI Classic Cut?

The tensioning yarn is interlaced into the Hi Side center of the Classic bra. This yarn utilizes a slip-knot  to adjust the tension around the bra, gathering the fabric on the Hi side front, and shortening the overall width of the bra fabric.  Tension can be varied to accommodate aesthetic and function preferences.  The Classic Cut also has tie-able lacing on the Lo side for further adjustments.

What is the best style for a low/moderate intensity work-out?

AMBI Active is our version of a "sports bralette" for low/moderate intensity workouts.  When fitted tightly, the non elasticized filaments that comprise the body of the bra support what is natural in a gentle, all round balanced way.

Are the AMBI straps adjustable?

The lightly elasticized straps on the AMBI are not adjustable.  The straps are seamlessly integrated with the body of the bra.  When fit properly the straps do not slip or fall off of the shoulders.  They tend to be set closer to the neck,

Is AMBI available in colors?

We are presently not offering AMBI in colors other than the natural color of the yarns. 

Winter Collection uses both Supima® and Tencel® in their fabric design, creating a soft, neutrally colored random pattern. 

Summer Collection uses Tencel® in their fabric design and is white in color.

On occasion we will add colored yarns for highlighting and offer these as a special collection.

Will AMBI mold to uneven or asymmetrical breasts?

AMBI's non-elasticized fabric should mold to uneven and asymetrical breasts, and then attempt to balance itself so there is no wrinkling or buckling.  AMBI's non-rubbing qualities make it a practical alternative for post-breast surgery wear.

Is AMBI sustainably manufactured?

AMBI is produced with care for the future by using a virtually zero-waste efficient manufacturing process that embraces "less-is-more" design principles by providing function in a minimalist way, using only patterned filaments. Learn More About Our Sustainability

AMBI is made by TEF Braids in Athol, NY (Adirondacks)

What if you don't have my size or cut in stock?

If we don't have your chosen size and cut in stock, or if you need something out of the ordinary, please contact us at info@tensengral.com and we will be in touch soon after it has been produced.

How long does it take to receive my order?

If we have your size and cut in stock we will ship within a couple days.  If we have to produce your size and cut time-frames will vary based on our production schedule.  We ship domestically via USPS which typically takes 3-5 days.

Can I return or exchange an item?

We appreciate your willingness to try something new and would
like to make it right if the product doesn't meet your expectations.
  Please reach out to us at info@tensengral.com so we can arrange for an exchange or refund.  We hope your will also share your thoughts and wearing experience so we can evolve the designs and technology to better serve our community in the future. 

How do I care for my AMBI?

Hand or machine wash on gentle cold. If possible, use a mesh lingerie bag. To dry, lay flat on a towel or tumble dry on low heat.