What is Tencel? | 4 Genius Reasons Why Its Trending
WHAT IS TENCEL?
TENCEL is a fibre that is made from the pulpwood of trees that are grown and replaced on tree farms.
Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, it is produced using only recyclable, Earth-friendly solvents.
The process for creating It has received the European Award for the Environment from the EU.
In addition to being Eco-friendly, It is also softer than silk and cooler than linen.
Why we love TENCEL
What TENCEL is more environmentally friendly than other fabrics.
This is because It is produced in a closed-loop system, this means 99% of the solvents and chemicals used in the process to break down the wood pulp are recycled and recovered with minimal waste and very low emissions.
Additionally, TENCEL a 1/10 of the land and water required for cotton production,
The process for creating It has won many awards.
Additionally, for your health, It is also much less toxic than the other types.
Why our mattress cover is made from TENCEL
Tencel absorbs moisture
It has better moisture absorption than cotton.
This makes TENCEL fabrics a perfect choice for mattress cover and people who want to sleep cool at night and those have sensitive skin aggravated by humidity.
The same especially is true for those living in rainy climates like Ireland.
Most mattress covers are made from a stiff quilt that creates pressure points.
We use TENCEL fabric because it can be manipulated to be stretchy without being blended with synthetic elastomeric fibres like spandex.
We use a form of 4D isotropic TENCEL for our mattress cover. This allows for
Perfect for sensitive skins
The absorbency of TENCEL materials keeps the skin dry, and the smooth surface of the fibres is soft and supple to the touch.
It is, therefore, excellent for sensitive skin.
THE PROCESS of making TENCEL
What Is TENCEL made of?
The process of making TENCEL is a sophisticated nanotechnological process. It is made from eucalyptus wood that is harvested from natural forests and sustainably managed tree farms.
- First, Eucalyptus tree trunks are chopped into small woodchips.
- These wood chips are then dissolved into a wood pulp in a non-toxic amine oxide solution.
- This solution breaks the Eucalyptus wood pulp down into a liquid paste.
- Then to create fibres a unique drying process called spinning. Spinning works through the wood pulp mixture being pushed through small holes to form threads, which is later chemically treated, and the lengths of fibre are spun into yarn and woven into cloth.
Although some chemicals are being used, they are not environmentally harmful or toxic and do not end up in the Environment due to the innovative closed-loop production process.
More than 99% of the solvents that are used in the process are recycled and then reused, which makes the production incredibly eco-friendly.
It feels amazing. It is as soft as silk and as stronger than polyester, with antibacterial properties and a cooling effect on your skin.
About Dr Sinead Moore
My goal is to create 100% natural mattresses and pillows with extraordinary comfort.
With 30 years of spinal healthcare experience, I learned that many peoples problems are avoidable with expert design. My in depth understanding of materials
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