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TENCEL™ Care

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

An eco-friendly alternative to cotton, TENCEL™ fibre is made by spinning the cellulose of sustainably sourced wood in a closed-loop production process. TENCEL™ Modal bed sheets are silky soft, ultra-breathable, and super gentle on the skin. The material also requires less energy and water than conventional cotton in its production.


TENCEL™ is known for its anti-microbial and odour resistant properties – the sheets are moisture absorbent and breathable and thus, prevent the growth of bacteria – and they are devoid of allergenic substances that cause skin irritation, such as scents, dyes, and chemicals.


Being one of the finest, most luxurious natural fabrics in the world, it's not surprising that TENCEL™ sheets are incredibly high quality and perfectly suited for hotels and homes alike.


With all these great benefits, it's important to know how to properly care for your TENCEL™ sheets so they'll last as long as possible! Here are a few things we recommend when caring for it:


How to wash TENCEL™ sheets

Before using your TENCEL™ sheets for the first time, we recommend washing them at least once to help get rid of any factory residue left over from the manufacturing process.


While hand-washing is the best and safest method, you may machine-wash your TENCEL™ bedsheets using the gentle or delicate wash cycle. Always wash your sheets at a low temperature (max. 30°C). Hot water will shrink them, and high heat can damage these delicate fibres!


Use a mild (preferably biodegradable) detergent to avoid damaging or wearing away the fabric. Wash TENCEL™ sheets separate from other laundry to avoid getting hooked on to zippers or latches, which can cause pilling.


As TENCEL™ Modal sheets are hypoallergenic and it's naturally resistant to dust mites and other allergens, which means they stay clear for longer and require less frequent washes. We recommend washing your sheets every 2-3 weeks.



Avoid bleach and softeners

To keep your TENCEL™ sheets looking their best, avoid bleach and softeners. These chemicals can strip the fabric of its natural oils, causing them to fade or turn yellow over time.


Bleach can be extremely damaging to fabrics, while softeners are known to contain chemicals that are harmful to you and the environment. They work by covering your garments in a thin film that can also impede all positive attributes, including breathability and moisture absorbency.


Since TENCEL™ has a soft quality due to its natural fibres, softeners aren't necessary and would do more harm than good.



How to dry TENCEL™ sheets

To dry your TENCEL™ sheets on a clothesline or in the dryer — follow these simple rules:


If you are drying outdoors on a clothesline, make sure it is sheltered from the elements (sun, wind and rain). Direct sunlight exposure can cause colour fading and damage to the fibres.


If you have an indoor drying rack that allows airflow through the top and bottom (as opposed to just having holes in the side), hanging up your TENCEL™ sheets while they’re still slightly damp works well. The key is not letting them dry completely before hanging them up again so they can continue to smooth out those wrinkles.


If you are using a machine dryer, use the low heat and low tumble option to prevent shrinkage – this will ensure the best longevity of your new sheets! Do not over-dry or use fabric softener as this will damage the fibres.



Storing

The fibres in the TENCEL™ fabric are long and smooth, making them resistant to wrinkles and creases. However, it is important to store your sheets properly to ensure they last longer. Here are some tips on how to store your TENCEL™ bedding:


Store your TENCEL™ sheets in a cool, dry place. Keep them sheets away from direct sunlight and heat sources such as radiators and fireplaces. These can cause discolouration of the fabric or damage it over time.


Make sure that your TENCEL™ sheets are completely dry before storing them (which can take up to 24 hours). You can tumble dry them for five minutes on low heat or hang them outside in a shady spot for air drying. Avoid using hot irons on your TENCEL™ sheets as this could damage the fabric by melting it together.


If you want to store your TENCEL™ sheets for an extended time (more than a few months), place them inside a breathable bag or box, so they don't get dusty or too humid when stored in a closet or wardrobe with other clothes.


With proper care, your TENCEL™ sheets will last years.



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