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The health & beauty benefits

Not only is our eucalyptus fabric created through a vegan, zero-waste, closed-loop process, but after delving into the research, we found it has an incredible wealth of health and beauty-boosting properties:

- Asthma and allergy essentials (hypoallergenic)

- Cooling properties for hot sleepers and those experiencing menopause and peri-menopause symptoms (thermal regulation)

- Anti-acne (anti-bacterial) for those prone to breakouts

- Gentle and soothing on dermatitis and psoriasis (breathable & cooling)

- Anti-frizz and hair breakage through prevented friction (smooth fabric)

Derived from natural raw material, the fibers of the eucalyptus silk bedding are resistant to mold and dust mites, making them a sleep essential for those with asthma, allergies, or damp sleeping environments during the winter months.

This also supports the body’s natural thermal regulation, meaning vegan silk bedding is breathable and moisture-wicking. Ideal properties for hot sleepers, perimenopause, or those with skin conditions easily aggravated such as psoriasis. One study reveals around 80% of the patients suffering from atopic dermatitis or psoriasis preferred TENCEL™ products over their normally used textiles.

The antibacterial properties of eucalyptus also prevent bacteria growth that can lead to breakouts. This anti-acne sleep solution has been one of the leading benefits for the touché community to date. 

And for those with frizzy or fragile hair, the sleek, smooth finish of touché vegan silk pillowcases prevents friction as you move in your sleep, reducing frizz and breakage, while promoting the natural shine of your hair without absorbing its moisture. 

About Vegan Silk

Though widely renowned for its beauty boosting benefits, traditional silk cannot be considered eco-friendly or cruelty free. Silk is derived from the cocoons of silkworms, a harmful process that prevents the silkworm from evolving past the pupal stage. Silk has a more detrimental environmental impact than many synthetic fabrics, based on research by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Vegan silk is a sustainable, eco-conscious replacement for traditional silk. With the same sheen and luxe finish as silk made from silkworms, vegan silk is spun from the fibres of eucalyptus pulp, sustainably sourced from renewable forests.

Durability:Traditional silk tends to yellow with time, and shows moisture spots due to its high absorbency. Vegan silk is extremely durable, becoming softer and more beautiful with each wash.

Maintenance:Traditional silk requires silk-friendly detergent and gentle hand washing to prevent damage. Vegan silk is beautifully low maintenance and washing machine friendly.

Environmental impact:
Traditional silk has a negative impact on the environment and involves concerns about animal rights. Vegan silk allows for the beauty boosting benefits of regular silk, without any harm to the earth. Learn more about vegan silk sustainability here.

Benefits of Vegan Silk

Beauty Boosting

The antibacterial properties of eucalyptus prevents bacteria growth that can lead to breakouts. The smooth, luxe finish of touché vegan silk reduces creasing in the skin during sleep, helping to prevent the development of wrinkles over time.

Hypoallergenic

touché vegan silk bedding is naturally hypoallergenic and hygienic, as the fibres of the vegan silk pillowcases and sheets are resistant to build up of mould, bacteria and dust mites.

Gentle on Hair

The sleek, smooth finish of touché vegan silk pillowcases prevents friction as you move in your sleep, reducing frizz and tangles in hair. This gentle texture reduces pulling on the hair that can typically result in breakage, and promotes the natural shine of your hair without absorbing its moisture.

Breathable + Cool

touché vegan silk bedding is breathable and moisture-wicking, promoting airflow as you sleep. This built-in temperature regulation helps you stay cool through the night.

Vegan + Cruelty-Free

Rather than using silk fibres harmfully made from the cocoons of silkworms, touché vegan silk is spun from the fibres of eucalyptus pulp, sustainably sourced from renewable forests.

Machine Washable

Our eucalyptus-based vegan silk fabric is luxuriously soft, silky and long-lasting. touché vegan silk bedding is machine washable and durable, naturally maintaining its luxe sheen throughout washes, and becoming even softer over time.

Sustainable + Earth Friendly

touché vegan silk is crafted through a zero-waste, closed-loop process, without the use of harsh chemicals or solvents. This manufacturing process has a low environmental impact, requiring only a small amount of water in its production, and using materials sourced from renewable eucalyptus trees.

The Silk Industry

According to the Higg Index, silk has by far the worst impact on the environment of any textile, including polyester, viscose/rayon, and lyocell. It’s worse than the much-demonized cotton, using more fresh water, causing more water pollution, and emitting more greenhouse gases.

On top of this, at least 420 billion silkworms are killed annually during the production of silk generally due to disease and pests in industrial farming.

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