When compared to other fabrics that have been around since the pyramids, in fabric years, lyocell is like a brand new baby since it only started its life in the early 90s. It was created as an eco-friendly and cost efficient alternative to other popular people-made fibres. The fabric comes from timber; and not just any old timber, but from wood pulp that is harvested from sustainably managed tree farms.
Lyocell is made using a closed loop manufacturing process; which means that 99.95% of the water and solvents used in production are reclaimed, recycled, and used again. It’s like the circle of water-and-solvent life. Hakuna matata.
Lyocell scores high on the popularity scale for its positive environmental impact, strong, soft, absorbent and wrinkle-resistant characteristics. To top it off, lyocell garments are also fully biodegradable in an effort to reduce environmental impact.
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fabrics / by Grana / 06.08.17