Made from the pulp of the Eucalyptus tree, Tencel is the perfect green alternative to cotton and can be used both as a material and a filling. The material is harvested from cellulose, which comes from plant fibre and is an integral part of the trees.
Tencel is an eco-luxury product which is lauded for its excellent qualities. The product is essentially a micro-filling and provides a quick drying fabric that is also extremely breathable and allows for excellent circulation and so a more comfortable sleep.
The material has fantastic absorption ability and can absorb moisture up to 57 per cent better than the polyester equivalent. This is one of Tencel's strongest qualities. Add to this its green credentials and you have the basis for your next great night's sleep.
Tencel is made from fibrils or little hairs. These offer a range of benefits and are produced around an innovative structure that allows for excellent hydrophilic and also cooling properties.
The material is an eco-product as it can be harvested from the fibre of trees and pulp. This means it is greener than cotton, contributing up to 30 per cent less emissions and uses up to 20 times less water in its production than cotton. This quells many of the issues that people fear with the use of cotton and makes it a far more sustainable material. It is also tested for chemical residues, ensuring it is safe and free of anything nasty that may cause problems.
Tencel is also very easy to look after and can be washed at anything up to 60 degrees and so this makes it the ideal material for those with allergies and for hotels where hygiene is a big concern. This easy care material dries very quickly as we've previously mentioned.
Of course, in the case of pillows, Tencel is excellent as it allows for great air circulation around the head and so increases coolness and comfort when sleeping. This soft material is supportive and yet offers a soft comfortable sleep, making a perfect alternative to other pillows with different fillings. Once again it can be washed at up to 60 degrees.
Tencel is also stronger than cotton when wet and biodegradable, so when the time comes there are no issues with its disposal as there may be with some man-made materials. As a material it also comes in a range of colours to choose from.
Tencel filling for duvets and pillows really is the future of bedding and provides a number of other benefits that alternatives in this area don't. So, perhaps consider Tencel for the next time you are looking for bedding.