About Tencel Sheets & Pillowcases
Buying linens can be a confusing task. The options are plenty, and the differences can make a big difference. Yet it’s important for your sleep and your health to make the right decision for you. A lot of that decision comes down to the material they’re made of. You’ll certainly want to look into Tencel.
Tencel Sheets & Pillowcase Material
Tencel is a brand name describing rayon or lyocell. It’s a fabric made out of cellulose from wood, often from eucalyptus trees. It’s a fairly new innovation to the bedsheet market, first developed in 1972 and gaining popularity ever since. Rather than being woven out of fibers from the cotton plant, Tencel fibers are created from the pulp of eucalyptus wood. These fibers are woven together to create an extremely strong yet smooth fabric.
Your Options with Tencel Sheets & Pillowcases
We carry Tencel linens options from PureCare and Malouf. Naturally, cool-to-the-touch with gentle, luxurious comfort, PureCare's premium Tencel sheet set offers a softer than silk feel. With enhanced breathability and the perfect fit, these sheets were created for lasting softness and reliability. They're treated for antimicrobial benefits and block bacteria and stains for a healthier night's sleep. Silky soft and naturally pure, Tencel bed linens will ensure you sleep is refreshingly comfortable. These sheets pamper your skin and balance moisture and temperature. You’ll be cool in the summer and warm in the winter!
What Else You Should Know About Tencel Sheets & Pillowcases
Tencel is typically sourced from renewable eucalyptus trees. Making fabric from this pulp is often more efficient than doing so from cotton plants. The growing and cultivating of these eucalyptus trees keep an eye toward staying environmentally conscious, reducing the need for pesticides or irrigation.
Learn More About Tencel Sheets & Pillowcases
What is tencel fabric made of?
Tencel is a fiber made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialized tree farms. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, Earth-friendly solvents. When blended with cotton, Tencel adds wrinkle-resistance and the lustrous feel of a silk.
What are tencel sheets?
Tencel sheets are made from the wood cellulose of Eucalyptus trees. This smooth fabric feels silky soft and has a sheen to it. Its origin from the pulp of Eucalyptus wood makes Tencel sheets naturally cooling. The fibers are super absorbent so they are a good choice for hot sleepers.
Do tencel sheets shrink when washed?
Tencel will shrink about 3% with the first washing and will resist shrinking from then on. Machine washing using the cold, gentle cycle is the best way to avoid as much shrinking as possible.
Are tencel bed sheets breathable?
Yes! This type of sheets is well-known to be breathable and keep sleepers cool all night long.
Are Tencel Lyocell pillowcases antimicrobial?
Yes! Tencel™ Lyocell pillowcase sets feature a sateen weave treated with antimicrobial silver chloride to inhibit bacteria, mold, and mildew that cause deterioration, stains, and odors.
How often should you wash tencel fiber pillowcases?
It is recommended that you wash your sheets every 2-3 weeks. Since these sheets are hypoallergenic, they don't trap or breed bacteria. This means they stay clear for longer and require less frequent washes. Be sure to always wash your tencel sheets in cold water and on gentle cycle.
How long do tencel bed sheets last?
Tencel sheets are soft, breathable, lightweight, and durable. This means it’s very long lasting and not prone to becoming thin over time. You can enjoy your tencel sheets for years to come!
Will tencel sheets and pillowcases keep you cool at night?
Yes! This type of sheets is well-known to keep sleepers cool all night long. Tencel sheets are naturally cooling. The fibers are super absorbent so they are a good choice for hot sleepers.