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When it comes to bedding, I’ve stuck with the same product for most of my life: a plain white cotton duvet cover and pillowcase set. They’re easy to wash, easy to bleach when stained, and, for the most part, forgettable. For a long time, I was okay with that, because at least forgettable meant that there were no problems that I would remember!
However, after learning about the harmful effects of the cotton industry on the environment, I wanted to make a change with my next set of bedding. Eucalypso was the obvious choice, as it sells the highest rated bedding made from eucalyptus, known to be a low impact fiber.
Breaking my lifelong habit, I decided to give Eucalypso’s duvet cover and pillowcase set a try.
As advertised, Eucalypso’s 100% premium TENCEL Lyocell eucalyptus fibers kept me cool throughout the night. An additional benefit of the fabric that I wasn’t expecting was its softness, which held up even after it was washed.
Eucalypso’s DreamWeave technology, the process of spinning eucalyptus into fabric, makes the fabric silky, and soft enough for sensitive skin. Sleeping on the fabric made me feel like I’ve been missing out all these years, as Eucalypso’s fabric is certainly not forgettable.
Both items were delivered in a cute, patterned box. In line with Eucalypso’s environmental initiatives, it’s a box I’ll definitely reuse in the future.
I tested the full/queen Heavenly Eucalyptus TENCEL Duvet Cover in beige. There are seven colors to choose from, including White, Spring Green, and Terracotta, and two size options: Full/Queen and King/Cal-King.
While the attention to detail is nice, the product’s unique fabric is what makes Eucalypso’s duvet cover stand out. The 100% premium TENCEL Lyocell eucalyptus fibers are 600 thread count, the highest thread count in eucalyptus bedding at the moment.
While the attention to detail is nice, the product’s unique fabric is what makes Eucalypso’s duvet cover stand out.
Additionally, it’s clear that Eucalypso is paying attention to both the health of the environment and the humans who live in it. The OEKO-TEX certified and organically dyed fabric made me feel good about the layer next to my skin for one-third of the day (or, let’s face it, probably more than that), and learning about the process that Eucalyso takes to create each of its products made me feel good about my personal environmental impact.
I had my doubts about the duvet cover’s “cooling” benefits, as I was skeptical of a fabric’s ability to stand up to my lack of air conditioning in July. But I was pleasantly surprised at the fabric’s ability to seemingly deflect my body heat. While products that I’ve used in the past seemed to absorb body heat, Eucalypso’s duvet cover never did.
Just like the duvet cover, the Pillowcase Set comes in seven colors and two sizes: Standard and King. It’s also made of Eucalypso’s standard fabric: 100% premium TENCEL Lyocell eucalyptus fibers, and feels soft against your skin.
However, the product’s hypoallergenic and antibacterial qualities seemed much more important in a pillowcase set compared to a duvet. I’ve struggled in the past to keep my pillowcases bacteria free, and discovering that eucalyptus fibers have the antibacterial qualities I’ve been looking for was an added bonus.
While I couldn’t feel the pillowcase’s antibacterial or hypoallergenic qualities, I felt better knowing that the pillowcase I was using would benefit my skin in the long run. Additionally, the soft fabric remained cool throughout the night, something I’ve struggled with in the heat.
Created in New York City, Eucalypso makes bedding from innovative eucalyptus fabric that’s soft, breathable, and sustainable. All products are made using a small batch, closed loop system, free of chemicals and synthetics. The company’s fabric is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic, creating cooler nights and less laundry during the day.
Eucalypso’s goal is to cut through greenwashing in the bedding industry and educate consumers about how home products are made, while delivering a quality product that both the company and customer can feel good about.
While non-organic cotton accounts for 24% of global insecticide use and produces runoff that harms water sources, eucalyptus absorbs carbon from the air and takes one-tenth of the amount of water to grow that cotton does.
For environmentally conscious consumers looking to add a little luxury to their lives (and bed), Eucalypso is the perfect fit. The 600 thread count TENCEL Lyocell fibers are the highest thread count in eucalyptus bedding thus far, and feel extra soft against your skin. For hot sleepers or those in warm climates, the fabric really does sleep cool. As an added bonus, the fabric is hypoallergenic and antibacterial, meaning that you can fend off stink a little longer.
Additionally, the duvet cover’s hidden buttons and ties are a satisfying, yet practical detail that makes the process of washing your bedding a breeze.