Our team has been so thrilled with the response we've received about our Eucalyptus Lyocell (also known as Tencel) bedding! We've also received many questions, and wanted to share them with you to help you make the best, and most comfortable bedding selections.
Our top question is this: Why the switch?
We want to keep helping make healthier, more sustainable choices for our customers’ sleep and home experience. Eucalyptus, for us, was an opportunity to not only elevate the feel of our bedding, but to also small-batch source this collection. Our raw materials are sustainably farmed in Europe, they do not contribute to deforestation, and we use the same organic solvents and process free of harsh chemicals in our manufacturing that we have for our other materials.
We've also been asked if the colors are the same as our previous Bamboo collection.
The answer is yes. Our colors will appear the same for both, so you can freely mix the new collection in alongside our Bamboo if you have that. Please do note, however, that we no longer carry the color Night.
Some other common questions are:
What is Eucalyptus Lyocell? Is it the same as Tencel?
Yes, Eucalyptus Lyocell, as a material, is know sometimes by its trademarked name, Tencel. This material is created from the wood or pulp of the eucalyptus plant, and processed with solvents to create fibers and fabrics. We are Oeko-Tex certified, and use organic solvents in our process to ensure fabric safety as well as sustainability in our process.
What is the difference between cotton and your eucalyptus bedding?
Cotton requires more water and energy in order to be produced than lyocell. It is also less sustainable to harvest and doesn't handle moisture wicking as well. Plus, cotton, even the luxurious varieties, takes time to completely soften or to get to the desired comfort level that this bedding inherently has. Lyocell also requires much less water and energy for production, making it a more environmentally friendly material.
What is the thread count of your eucalyptus lyocell sheets?
At Sijo, thread count is not a focus for our bedding. The concept of higher thread counts denoting higher quality sheets, is a huge and long-shared marketing myth, and the guidelines for thread count have not been formally outlined by the FTC. Plus, thread count is not always accurate or useful as a measurement for all materials, and that is the case for our eucalyptus lyocell fabric. We focus on other components, such as sustainability, production quality, softness, and comfort as quality markers and put our energy into creating the best possible bedding products that meet these standards.
Does this bedding smell like eucalyptus oils?
While eucalyptus essential oils are extremely popular, we do not infuse them into our bedding. Our process draws primarily from the pulp of the eucalyptus plant, and therefore doesn't have oil remnants from the leaves. That means that those allergic to the oils should be absolutely fine using this bedding.
Want to learn about the other benefits of our Eucalyptus Lyocell Bedding Collection? Check out our full post on benefits here.