What is TENCEL®?
TENCEL® is an award-winning ‘new-age’ fibre which is 100% botanic. Made from plantation-grown, natural wood cellulose, it originates from the aromatic pulp of sustainably-harvested eucalyptus trees. The eucalyptus tree itself is a very sustainable resource as it is extremely fast-growing and requires low water. Because of the hydrophilic quality of Tencel, along with controllable fibrillation, it is much more efficient than other linens at keeping the body cooler while sleeping. TENCEL® is also a remarkable environmental achievement: it is derived from a renewable and sustainable raw material, it is manufactured sustainably and it is fully biodegradable, making it a ‘full-cycle’ fibre.
What are the benefits of TENCEL®?
Moisture-Wicking: Nanofibrils are one of the keys to the performance of TENCEL®. These nanofibrils are hydrophilic, meaning they have a strong attraction to absorb water (in fact TENCEL wicks 50% more moisture than cotton) plus they have excellent cooling properties. The importance of this is that, each and every night dogs & humans release water vapor while they sleep. TENCEL® very quickly absorbs this moisture and then wicks it away from the body, leaving the bedding cool, dry and comfortable.
Anti-Bacterial: Because of the tremendous capacity of TENCEL® to absorb moisture, bacteria, which love a moist environment, find it virtually impossible to grow. The growth of bacteria on cotton is approximately 200 times more than on TENCEL®. On synthetic fibres, the increase in bacteria is up to 2,000 times more. Due to the anti-bacterial properties of TENCEL® it is ideal for dogs with sensitive skin or allergies. With its cool-feel, incredible softness, and durability TENCEL® is the perfect bedding fabric for your fur babies.
So the environment benefits are undeniable, but what about the benefits of the fibre itself?
Well the good news is that TENCEL®:
- Gives a natural, cool sensation
- Provides excellent moisture absorption
- Naturally anti-allergy
- Prevents the formation of bacteria
- Is gentle to the skin
- Lightweight & breathable
- Eco-friendly & Biodegradable
- Can be grown on marginal land
- No pesticides used in cultivation
- Durable & easy-care
- Dry, cool and smooth