Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell derived from eucalyptus and other botanicals
We are happy to introduce a new healthy environmental breakthrough in bedding and linens - fiber from Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus trees come from forests as opposed to cotton that comes from farms. Farms require certain levels of pesticides as opposed to a natural forest which requires nothing but sunlight and rain to survive. Eucalyptus trees are known for their quick growth and properly trained foresters who cut Eucalyptus trees above the root bulb so the trees grow back to size within just 5 - 8 years.
Once a tree has been initially harvested, new trees regenerate. One hundred percent non-toxic solvents are used when converting Eucalyptus pulp to fiber, and 99.6% of this solvent is recovered and re-used, over and over again, creating a truly sustainable model of production.
The ability to produce eucalyptus fiber while having almost complete recovery of the solvent is an astounding reality and is unique to Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell.
The choice to blend cotton, which is the most desirable fiber for luxury bedding applications, with eucalyptus fiber is an innovative choice that has had astounding results. We researched the manufacturing processes of numerous natural fibers before committing product development funds towards fiber from eucalyptus for the LIVING FRESH®bedding line. As a result, Valley Forge chose to partner with Lenzing AG from Austria and developed our exclusive eucalyptus fiber, Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell, which is the only fiber from eucalyptus and other botanicals that is engineered for hospitality.
Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell actually absorbs moisture and releases it away from the body, creating a dry and cool sleeping atmosphere. This moisture reduction reduces bacteria without any additional chemicals or additives, as bacteria is normally created by moisture trapped in polyester or cotton fabrics during sleep. In turn, this also lends itself to fewer allergens. Another wonderful aspect of LIVING FRESH® is the soft hand. Unlike other natural fibers, LIVING FRESH® with Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell derived from eucalyptus and other botanicals does not require the use of fabric softeners to maintain a soft hand. All of these qualities combine to provide not just a step towards sustainability for the environment, but sustainability for human health and well-being as well.
This is a win for the bottom line of the hotel laundry bill, as well as not having any extra chemicals from softeners filter into our water systems. In addition, the LIVING FRESH® products' unique combination of Tencel+Plus™Lyocell, which is derived from eucalyptus and other botanicals, is blended with cotton. This requires less pressing during maintenance than more traditional natural fibers, such as 100% cotton or combinations involving hemp or bamboo.
LIVING FRESH® products are made from a blend of cotton and Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell fiber, made from Eucalyptus. Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell is the only fiber from Eucalyptus engineered for hospitality standards. Read More
Pillows and Duvet Covers
Improving sleep through easier breathing and cleaner, softer products leads to a more luxurious experience. The eucalyptus fiber that is used to make our pillows and duvet inserts is a natural way to increase relaxation. The Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell fiber used is created specifically and exclusively to be comfortable and soft, all while meeting hospitality standards. Read More
Mattress and Pillow Protectors
Extend the life of your mattress while sleeping healthier with our hypoallergenic, waterproof mattress and pillow protectors. Made with Tencel+Plus™, Living Fresh mattress and pillow protectors are designed to protect against stains, spills, and bed bugs. Read More
Discover the sensation of a great night's sleep with our mattress pad, stuffed with 20 ounces of fluffy eucalyptus fibers. One touch of our 20 ounce fill mattress pad and you will understand what it's like to sleep on a cloud. Read More
Extend the life of your mattress while sleeping healthier with our hypoallergenic, waterproof mattress encasements. Read More