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Nothing feels as comforting as a good night’s sleep, especially after a stressful day. And, of course, it helps when the bed is made with fresh, clean bedding sheets that are soft and snuggly. This is where TENCEL™ bed sheets come in.
If you have been navigating the world of bedding for some time, you must have heard about TENCEL™. One of the most sought-after in the textile industry, this cellulosic fiber produces silky, soft, breathable, and most importantly, eco-friendly sheets. It’s for these exceptional reasons and more that TENCEL™ deserves the attention it’s getting.
Before we dig deep into all the factors that make it so popular, let’s first understand what it really is and how TENCEL™ bedding fabric is manufactured.
What Is TENCEL™?
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TENCEL™ is a general brand name created by an Austrian fabric company, Lenzing, as a flagship for their Lyocell, Viscose, and Modal fibers. It's worth noting that TENCEL™ has been around since the 1980s. And there have been so many modifications to ensure that it provides the best feel when used for creating bedding sheets.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are manufactured from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees. Because it’s made from natural resources but processed with chemicals and water, its fibers are semi-synthetic. Despite its semi-synthetic production process, TENCEL™ maintains an eco-friendly production standard.
What Makes TENCEL™ Popular?
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Set in Sand Taupe
TENCEL™ fabric is widely known for its amazing properties. These include softness, breathability, durability, environmental compatibility, color retention, and an anti-bacterial nature. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using TENCEL™ in detail.
The term “hypoallergenic” is mainly used to describe products that are less likely to cause allergies to their users. Allergies caused by bedsheets can be experienced in many forms, including frequent sneezing, waking up to reddish, itchy spots on your skin, and fever in severe cases. These can be attributed to the irritants, roughness, and accumulated dust mites on bed sheets.
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TENCEL™ bedsheets, on the other hand, are designed to effectively combat allergy-causing substances. The threads are tightly woven to prevent the proliferation and breeding of dust mites and other harmful bacteria.
This is one huge reason people have been gravitating toward TENCEL™ over the years. It is one of those high-quality materials that are perfect for people who prioritize health. Being hypoallergenic has made it immensely popular among people with sensitive skin and those suffering from acne, eczema, or psoriasis.
If you are a hot sleeper, then TENCEL™ is everything you’ve been looking for. Night sweats could result in a bacteria colony on your skin and can interrupt your sleep.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Set in Midnight Blue
Apart from being comfortable, these fibers are designed to wick out excess moisture as you sleep. TENCEL™ is among the top bed sheet materials that keep you cool while also preventing the production of bacteria.
It is also more popular than other fabrics as its moisture-wicking properties do not cause skin irritation. While it absorbs moisture, it’s still incredibly soft and lets the skin breathe.
When you hear someone speak of the climate in Singapore, the first thing that comes to mind is how hot it can be, especially during the summer. The discomfort that comes with extreme heat or cold can be irritating.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Set in Sky Blue
TENCEL™ bedsheets are one of the well-known cooling sheets with excellent thermoregulation. You can count on sleeping comfortably regardless of the climate. And together with our TENCEL™ Lyocell duvet, you’ll be able to sleep cool and dry on hot nights, and warm and snug on cold nights or under air conditioning.
As we’ve mentioned before, Lyocell TENCEL™ sheets are made with fibers from the Eucalyptus tree. When the Lyocell cellulose fibers absorb sweat, your body's natural thermal regulating mechanism kicks in. As a result, you stay refreshed and dry throughout the night.
TENCEL™ sheets can be used for a very long time without losing any of their known properties. So long as they are properly cared for, following the washing and drying instructions, the fabrics can last for years. TENCEL™ is designed to provide a very soft and silky feeling right from the start. So you don't have to wash for some time to get that smooth and comfortable feeling.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Set in Lilac Mauve
While some Egyptian cotton bed sheets are known to have strong and long fibers, this only comes with some of the top-quality, pricey sheets. However, every TENCEL™ sheet features these advantages and is far more eco-friendly than cotton.
By now we know that TENCEL™ fibers are produced from wood pulp. Pulp is a lignocellulosic material that contains a significant amount of natural cellulose. Bed sheets produced with wood pulp are easily decomposable by bacteria, fungi, and other decomposers.
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Since they are biodegradable, TENCEL™ sheets do not contribute to eco-waste and environmental poisoning. Non-toxic solvents are used and any water and solvents used in the process can be reused. In fact, some biorefinery products, such as acetic acid, furfural, sodium carbonate, and xylose are also obtained during production. So they are all-around efficient in both production and disposal.
People in this day and age are getting more and more environmentally conscious and rightfully so. One of the biggest reasons TENCEL™ is growing in popularity is that it’s not only sustainable but also comes from ethical production in comparison to other similar materials such as silk.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Set in Sky Blue
It’s heartbreaking to see your favorite sheets losing their color and sheen. TENCEL™, however, is famous for its color retention.
Colors are deeply embedded in the fibers with dope dying and retain their vibrancy for much longer than traditionally dyed fabric. So you don’t have to worry about your TENCEL™ sheets fading and breaking your bank by buying new sheets every few months.
None of us has the time and energy it takes to iron bed sheets. But we also wouldn't want a wrinkled bed to greet us after a busy day at work. TENCEL™ can rid you of this enormous task. TENCEL™ is made up of nanofibrils — very tiny but strong fibers that do a great job of absorbing moisture and ultimately making the sheets less prone to wrinkles.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Classic Set in Fern Green
Plus, crease-free sheets can make your space look more put together. By choosing TENCEL™ sheets, unlike sheets that are intentionally made to be wrinkle-proof and contain harmful chemicals, you can enjoy the benefits of these naturally wrinkle-resistant sheets without the hassle of ironing, steaming, or spraying.
This adds to the growing popularity of TENCEL™ among homemakers. Who wouldn’t want effortless and unbelievably easy-to-care sheets that don’t require hours of ironing?
TENCEL™ Sheet Vs Other Fabrics
When it comes to bedding, the market is brimming with options. If you’re having a hard time choosing the best bed sheet in Singapore that matches your needs and preferences, let these comparisons help you make up your mind.
Cotton Bed Sheets Vs TENCEL™ Bed Sheets
TENCEL™ bed sheets are at least 50% more moisture-wicking than cotton and have a soft feel to them. Although cotton bed sheets become softer with use, this is a deal-breaker, especially if you want to start enjoying the softness right away.
Long, thin, and strong fibers are very essential for producing a bedsheet of top-notch quality and durability. Only a few, like the Pima cotton bed sheets in Singapore and Egyptian cotton bed sheets in Singapore, are made of this type of cotton fiber. Thus, a wide range of cotton-made bedsheets cannot compare with the durability of TENCEL™ sheets.
Silk Sheets Vs TENCEL™ Sheets
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However, buying silk bed sheets in Singapore may not be a great idea as they are not the most breathable fabric. Caring for it is not easy either. When we compare TENCEL™ to silk, the former is known to be machine washable and more sustainable.
Bamboo Sheets Vs TENCEL™ Sheets
Having a lot of similarities, these two are both hypoallergenic, durable, smooth, and comfortable.
But in terms of the differences between TENCEL™ and bamboo, one particular characteristic is absorbency. Bamboo sheets are not as absorbent as TENCEL™. They’re also not wrinkle-resistant or able to withstand harsh washing.
Is TENCEL™ Worth The Hype?
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Classic Set in Mist Grey
Yes, TENCEL™ is one of the strongest contenders among so many other bedding options - and for the most impressive reasons. It has especially grown in popularity over the past decade - thanks to its so many great features.
From being hypoallergenic and pleasantly soft to being exceptional at moisture -absorption and temperature regulation, this natural fabric basically has everything you’d want in your bed sheets.
Its durability, biodegradability, color-retention, and wrinkle-resistance further add to its popularity. No wonder it’s a top favorite among those perusing the bedding world.
EXPLORE WEAVVE'S QUALITY BED SHEETS
Weavve’s bed sheets are all responsibly made and Oeko-tex certified, ensuring that you sleep not only safely, but comfortably as well. Our bed sheets are free of toxins and harmful chemicals which make them ideal bed sheets for sensitive skin.
TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Sheets
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Deluxe Bedding Set in Blush Pink
Our TENCEL™ Lyocell sheets are derived from the best lyocell fibers (100% Lenzing TENCEL™) that are spun into the finest 80s yarn count threads. Afterwards, these fine single-ply threads are woven into a 400 thread count fabric to offer lighter, smoother, and more durable sheets.
TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet
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Here at Weavve, you can find the first 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell duvet in Singapore! Both its exterior fabric and inner filling are packed with lyocell fibers, providing you with great thermal regulation no matter the weather.
The fluffy, soft, and lightweight feel of the material. If you want to sleep green and comfy, our TENCEL™️ Lyocell duvet embraces you with cloud-like comfort, irresistible softness, and a long-lasting cooling sensation for a good night’s sleep like no other!
Cotton Sateen Bed Sheets
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Starting with extra-long staple cotton fibers, more finer threads (100 yarn count), are squeezed together - resulting in a high thread count. We use a sateen weave and single-ply threads to craft extra stronger, smoother and lighter cotton sheets with a luxurious sheen matte finish.
Here at Weavve, we pride ourselves on being committed to responsible sourcing, production, sale, and use of our products. We take a great effort in ensuring that our decisions account for all the people who help build our products, the environment, and our consumers. From Standard 100 by Oeko Tex® certified sheets to SEDEX certified factories, Weavve makes sure that everyone is cared for at every step of the way.