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The evolution of bedding sets. Tencel (Lyocell) – modern alternative of cotton

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Every night we dive in the gentle embrace of sleep, relax in the softness of the bedding sets and hardly anyone has thought about it history and origin.

Tencel Bedding Sets & Lyocell Bedding Sets

Мany years ago, in ancient times, people used hay and straw – they spread it and slept on it.

Only in Roman documents mention the existence of bedding sets from flax. During the Renaissance this tradition was continued because people have realized the importance of these elements from the bedroom. However, bedding was a privilege of rich people at that time because it was very expensive. Cotton is used by people to make clothing more than 5000 years. It is the most used material in the textile industry today. It is also among the most popular fabrics. Plant from which cotton is produced is a perennial shrub widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. Cotton is a valuable fiber crop extracted from the seeds of several species of the plant genus cotton.

Sustainable alternative of cotton bedding sets is lyocell bedding sets. Its advantages are:

  • care for the environment during processing;
  • extremely soft as fabric;
  • does not wrinkle;
  • can be easily washed in a washing machine;
  • have antibacterial properties.

The process of producing lyocell fibers is very similar to a closed production cycle. Does not require bleaching which is typical in the production of textiles especially cotton.

Therefore the high quality products from lyocell do not contain chlorine and are sold as so-called TSF products. The European Union awards this process with the prize “Environment 2000” in the category “Technology Development”. Tencel is a registered trade name of lyocell.

It is produced by the Austrian company Lenzing Act. And what is the process of manufacture: eucalyptus wood, growing in sustainably managed farms, certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is cutted and shredded into small pieces, following the kind of “cooking” as a result of which form the so-called chestnut wood. This is actually the harshest of which fibers of Tencel are derived.

Lenzing uses new non-toxic solvent (amino acid) and cellulose is dissolved in N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide in place of sulfuric acid. There is a nearly complete recovery of the solvent, which besides that reduces emissions but saves natural resources.

Over 99% of the solvent can be washed from the fiber and purified for reuse. The water is recycled. By-products such as acetic acid, xylose and sodium sulphate are key ingredients in the food industry and the glass industry. Other materials are used as an energy source for Lenzing’s technology. End fibers are biodegradable and decompose buried in soil or sewage water.

We have a large assortment of tencel (lyocell) bedding sets. You may see it at our shop.

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