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HOW IT'S MADE: TENCEL

HOW IT'S MADE: TENCEL

What's Tencel material?

Tencel is a fabric which crafted from wood cellulose through a process of regeneration. The fibers are derived by breaking down the cellulose of a plant with chemicals and reconstituting them into a more pliable form for weaving.

Tencel fiber is used in a wide variety of products. At Hygge Cave, we use it in our best-selling Tencel sheets, as well as in our pillow covers, and high-end mattress protectors.

We choose Tencel over other fibers for many reasons. * 70% more absorbent than cotton * Softer than silk * Cooler than linen * Highest fiber strength among cellulose fibers * Vibrantly colored * Wrinkle Resistant * Incredibly soft * Hypoallergenic * Resists bacteria * Gets softer with multiple washes * List Item * Pill-resistant * Rounded fibers give a smooth feel * Great for sensitive skin * Warm in winter, cool in summer * No harsh chemicals used * Eco-friendly process * Protected brand: no imitations

Why is Tencel sustainable?

We take wood from sustainable forests, where rainwater is the main source of irrigation and no pesticides are used during the final years of growth. When trees are ready, they are pounded into chips, then made into pulp and sent to the factory. At the factory, only wood, pulp, and water are put in, and only water and Tencel fiber come out - almost 100% of the solvent is recycled and reused in a closed-loop process. The final result is a pure, white cellulose fiber -Tencel. From there, Tencel can be blended with any other fiber to make them smooth, supple and strong.

Why is Tencel better than cotton?

Tencel has the highest fiber strength among all cellulose fibers, highest moisture absorption, and reduced bacterial growth. It’s more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. With its cool feel and wrinkle-resistant beauty, you'll find it's perfect for bedding.

HOW IT'S MADE: TENCEL - HYGGE CAVE

Questions & Answers

1. Are Tencel sheets good?

Tencel sheets are often considered to be good quality sheets due to their softness, durability, and moisture-wicking properties. Some of the benefits of Tencel sheets include:

  1. Softness: Tencel fibers are known for their softness, making Tencel sheets a popular choice for those who are looking for comfortable bedding.

  2. Moisture management: Tencel fibers have excellent moisture-wicking properties, helping to keep you cool and dry while you sleep.

  3. Durability: Tencel fibers are strong and durable, making Tencel sheets a good investment that can last for years.

  4. Hypoallergenic: Tencel is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and other allergens, making it a good choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

  5. Eco-friendly: Tencel is made from wood cellulose and is produced using environmentally sustainable methods, making it a good choice for those who are environmentally conscious.

Overall, Tencel sheets are a popular choice for many people who are looking for high-quality bedding that is comfortable, durable, and environmentally friendly.

2. Can Tencel be dry-cleaned?

Yes, Tencel fabric can be dry-cleaned. It is recommended to follow the care instructions on the garment label for specific cleaning instructions, but in general, Tencel can be safely dry-cleaned. Dry cleaning is a gentle cleaning method that can help preserve the softness and luster of Tencel fabric. However, it is important to note that frequent dry cleaning can cause Tencel to become less soft over time, so it is best to use this method sparingly. If you prefer to clean Tencel at home, it can also be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and dried on a low heat setting.

3. Can Tencel be ironed?

Yes, Tencel fabric can be ironed. However, it is important to follow the care instructions on the garment label for specific ironing instructions, as different Tencel products may have different requirements. In general, Tencel fabric should be ironed on a low heat setting to avoid damaging the fibers. It is also recommended to iron Tencel on the reverse side to prevent any shine or discoloration. If you are unsure about the ironing instructions for a specific Tencel product, it is best to test a small, inconspicuous area first before ironing the entire garment.

4. How to wash Tencel?

Tencel fabric can be washed in a washing machine, but it is important to follow the care instructions on the garment label for specific washing instructions. In general, Tencel fabric should be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, and dried on a low heat setting. Here are some general tips for washing Tencel:

  1. Wash in cold water: Tencel fibers are sensitive to high temperatures, so it is recommended to wash Tencel in cold water to avoid damaging the fabric.

  2. Use a gentle detergent: Tencel is a delicate fabric, so it is best to use a gentle, non-toxic detergent when washing Tencel. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they can reduce the softness of Tencel fibers.

  3. Wash separately: Tencel is prone to lint, so it is recommended to wash Tencel separately from other items to avoid leaving lint on other items.

  4. Dry on a low heat setting: Tencel should be dried on a low heat setting to avoid damaging the fibers. It is best to remove the garment from the dryer while it is still slightly damp and hang it up to air dry.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your Tencel garments looking and feeling soft and luxurious.

5. How does Tencel feel?

Tencel is often described as feeling soft, smooth, and silky. The fabric has a luxurious and comfortable feel to the touch, similar to natural fibers such as silk or cashmere. The fibers are fine and uniform, making Tencel fabric comfortable to wear and drape well on the body. The smooth texture of Tencel fabric also reduces friction, making it less likely to cause irritation or itching. Additionally, Tencel fibers are naturally absorbent, helping to wick moisture away from the skin, making Tencel garments and bedding ideal for warm weather or active wear. Overall, Tencel is known for its luxurious feel and comfort against the skin.

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