Moisture Wicking

Eco Friendly Bedding

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have a reputation for being environmentally responsible. The process of turning wood pulp into cellulosic material with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact, solvent-spinning does not use any water or chemical substances that would be harmful in the environment! In addition to this it recycles some leftover chemicals back onto their original tasks which helps keep things running smoothly too so you can feel confident about your choices knowing they won't contribute anything adverse towards our planet's overall wellness.

Water saving

Did you know it takes far less water to produce Eucalyptus Fiber vs. Cotton and Linen?

Eco-friendly bedding offers a more sustainable option to traditional bedding materials. According to the post “Fabric Faceoff: Tencel vs. Organic Cotton” by GreenStory, Tencel production requires less water than cotton. The article explains that while “organic cotton uses 85% less water than
conventional cotton,” Tencel still uses less than organic cotton. GreenStory notes that the “closed-loop production system” used in manufacturing Tencel fibers “captures and reuses 99.5% of water and solvents.” This makes Tencel much more sustainable than cotton.

Less land use

Not only does Tencel use less water than cotton and linen during production, it also uses less land. “Material Deep Dive: Tencel” from Design for Longevity notes that the Eucalyptus trees from which Tencel is made use less land than field crops like flax or cotton. The article explains that because “eucalyptus trees grow quickly in dense stands on low-grade land,” they require “significantly less land intensity than cotton.”

Carbon Neutral

There’s only one thing we’re more passionate about than our business… the planet! This is why we’re making an effort to use sustainable practices in every part of our business. We’ve teamed up with CarbonClick, a New Zealand company making it easy for people and businesses to help fight climate change.

Certifications

USDA CERTIFIEDBIOBASED PRODUCT

TENCEL Lyocell and Modal fibers are produced from wood pulp from sustainably managed sources

Our Process

 

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Wood Pulp

Eucalyptus is chipped and pulped ready for production

 

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Yarn

Yarn is produced from fibers usinf renewable energy and efficient production methods

 

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Biodegradable

At end of life TENCEL is 100% biodegradable causing zero damage to the environment

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Plantation

Eucalyptus wood sustainably sourced from responsibly managed plantations

 

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Fiber

The closed loop production process transforms pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact

 

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Natural Fabric

TENCEL is a natural fabric with low emmissions, less chemicals, 99.8% solvent recovery and water used is recovered and reused

 

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Plantation

Eucalyptus wood sustainably sourced from responsibly managed plantations

 

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Fiber

The closed loop production process transforms pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact

 

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Natural Fabric

TENCEL is a natural fabric with low emmissions, less chemicals, 99.8% solvent recovery and water used is recovered and reused

 
 

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Wood Pulp

Eucalyptus is chipped and pulped ready for production

 

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Yarn

Yarn is produced from fibers usinf renewable energy and efficient production methods

 

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Biodegradable

At end of life TENCEL is 100% biodegradable causing zero damage to the environment

Donated returns

Sleeping rough is no joke. Whilst our 100% eucalyptus bedding is fully composable, we don't want to see returns end up in landfill. We cannot and do not resell opened product returns. So instead of disposing of unsellable products, from 2021, all Olive + Crate returned and unsellable bedding will be donated to local shelters in the Cincinnati, OH region!

Our mission

Olive + Crate eco-friendly bedding products are designed in Melbourne, Australia, one of the most wild fire prone areas in the world. We understand eucalyptus and it's amazing qualities, but it is the natural oils in eucalyptus leaves that make it burn so well too.
In 2020, the whole of the east coast of Australia was on fire, ranging from the state of Queensland in the north, through New South Wales and into Victoria in the south. These little guys are under enormous pressure from wild fires and increased urbanisation, taking their natural habitat.
Our mission at Olive + Crate is to make a difference to the local environment and the environment of our friends in the US.

2022/3 resolutions

Plastic:

We are in the process of removing all plastic from our packaging. Plastic is a danger to wildlife, pollutes our land and is made from harmful petrochemicals