Why an All Seasons TENCEL® Blanket and Bedspread you ask? Let me explain why……..
TENCEL® is one extraordinary fibre! It’s an amazing eco-friendly fabric that represents a milestone in the development of environmentally friendly sustainable textiles.
Made from wood pulp harvested from sustainable tree farms, TENCEL® textiles are created using nanotechnology in an award winning close-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions.
When I was pregnant my mum took me to one of her favourite homeware stores to browse for potential baby shower gifts, from her. This is one of the last shopping experiences I had with her so it is imprinted in my mind like it was yesterday. The shop is so beautiful and the owner has the most wonderful eye so everything in the shop was and is a keepsake, hence why this shop was one of mum’s favourites. Mum, being a self-made textiles Queen in her own right, wore a crown filled with an abundance of natural creative talent, experience, knowledge and her eye for detail, workmanship and quality was like no other.
I picked up this small crochet shell coloured blanket and held it tightly, like it already belonged to me. That’s how I felt. I had a connection to the piece upon picking it up and holding it. Mum said ‘that is divine, can I get you that?’
The whole process of preparing for the arrival of my first child was nerve wracking and I felt like I had no idea what I needed. One visit to a baby store franchise (!) at 22 weeks pregnant, a few online furniture purchases and I thought I was done. Everything else was Mum. Bottles, nursing pads, lanolin cream, nappy bin, nappies, handmade quilts, knitted jumpers (naturally she took knitting back up when I fell pregnant!) clothes, sheets, wipes all of it.
Back to the moment in the store and I said to Mum ‘yes please, this is what I want to wrap my baby in’.
To that day I haven’t come across anything as special as that piece.
Clothing will come and go as will wraps and zippies but not that blanket, my one true keepsake.
I felt so connected to that blanket through the quality and my mother, so I was inspired to recreate this feeling into a Marmalade Lion product.
Enter our brand new ‘All Seasons’ TENCEL blankets and bedspreads.
TENCEL ® is perfect for bedding I could not think of a more suitable fabric I wanted to use for this project! It’s been a long time coming as I wanted it to be perfect. From the size of the motif marsupials and cockatoos to the colour palettes and handle and touch of the fabric to be soft and memorable.
Another impressive fact about TENCEL® is that it’s certified by the International Forest Stewardship Council and 100% biodegradable, perhaps the greatest benefits are the variety and exceptional comfort you can experience by having it close to your skin.
IMPORTANT FACTS ON TENCEL®
Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fibre is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable.
TENCEL® was created with colour in mind, because of the fibre’s high absorbency.
The fabric can be dyed to high quality standards.
This eco-fabric has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton.
Due to its moisture management, Tencel is also anti-bacterial.
Similar to rayon in feel. Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable. Tencel has an extremely smooth, soft surface that drapes beautifully.
To summarise our incredible ALL SEASONS TENCEL® blankets and bedspreads are created with love, nostalgia, planet earth and you in mind. A keepsake to always connect you directly to important memories through touch, design and timeless quality.