What is Tencel Lyocell? What are our Eco-friendly bedsheets made of?
Tencel Lyocell is a type of fabric produced through environmentally responsible processes. It is made out of sustainably-sourced natural raw material wood. Tencel Lyocell fabric is known for being extremely comfortable and versatile. Tencel Lyocell has unique features that set it apart from other fibres. These features include its strength and durability (far more advanced than other fibres), hydrophilic capability, as well as its texture.
Moreover, Tencel Lyocell fibres are widely known for being softer and more pleasant to the skin than other fibres.
Simply put, Tencel Lyocell offers a range of features that sets it apart from other, lesser-quality fabrics. These features include its botanic origin, sustainable production, hypoallergenic qualities, long-lasting softness, breathability, colour retention, and biodegradability.
Tencel Lyocell's botanic origins, as well as the low environmental impact upon production, are simply irresistible - a leading brand of fibre for sustainable textile production.
It has excellent breathability, which makes it an excellent choice for a bedsheet.
Tencel Lyocell fibres originate from renewable raw material wood that is created by photosynthesis. Moreover, the certified biobased fibres are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process that respects the planet and its resources. The end fibre product is also certified compostable and biodegradable, which successfully closes the circle.
Tencel Lyocell fibres are continually lauded for being environmentally responsible through the use of their closed look production process. This process allows the transformation of wood pulps into cellulosic fibres. These fibres, in turn, are high resource-efficient with virtually little to no environmental impact. The spinning process also recycles process water and reuses the solvent, thus establishing a 99% recovery rate.
The environmentally sound process can also be attributed to the Lenzing innovations that are integrated into production. Lenzing refers to the use of renewable energy and recovery of process chemicals to safeguard and preserve the resources for future generations.
Furthermore, Lenzing has become the fibre industry's marching officer in sustainability. It strives to balance the three elements- People, Planet, and Profit. As an initiator and driver of positive change, it also collaborates with an international network of partners. It seeks to contribute towards the improvement of our planet's ecological performance and promote social well-being. In short, Lenzing allows for an ambition to positively influence people's lives while preserving a world worth caring for future generations.
In total, Tencel Lyocell boasts of the following certifications:
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bio-Preferred designation
- TÜV Austria Belgium NV as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions
- Internationally recognized EU Ecolabel, an environmental quality label only awarded to products and services which have a significantly lower environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycle.
- European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category "The Technology Award for Sustainable Development."
What we choose to use today has a far-reaching impact. Our home textiles shouldn't be harmful to the environment. No matter how comfortable or how beautiful we believe a fabric to be, we shouldn't compromise on its planetary influence.
We need to contribute to the well-being and preservation of our resources. Buying biodegradable fibre is just one of the many things we can choose to do to help.
Tencel Lyocell is also certified biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, freshwater, and marine conditions. This means it can fully revert to nature.
Think about it this way, if you choose Tencel Lyocell, you don't only have comfortable and beautiful fabrics, but you're also safeguarding a better tomorrow for your children. It may be slightly more costly than the average fabric, but Tence Lyocell bedsheets are highly durable and will last you a long time.
Explore all our beautiful Tencel Lyocell Bedsheets here.