Lyocell is a semi-synthetic textile made up of cellulosic regenerated fibres and unlike viscose it uses non-toxic NMMO instead of the highly toxic carbon disulphide used in viscose.
We have consciously chosen to work with the branded Lyocell fibres called TENCEL™, owned by the Lenzing corporation. The main reason being their commendable reputation for their award winning and environmentally responsible closed loop production process.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are extracted from sustainably grown wood using a unique closed loop system which recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimising the environmental impact of production. Unique physical properties lead to their high tenacity profile, efficient moisture management and gentleness to skin.
As well as the huge environmental benefits, TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibers are known for their natural comfort and luxurious soft touch. Being made from sustainably certified beech and eucalyptus tree pulp TENCEL™ Lyocell’s natural fibres make this material breathable, absorbent and hold natural anti-bacterial qualities.
The TENCEL™ Lyocell we work with is certified by Lenzing which means the sustainable quality is guaranteed. TENCEL™ is a trademark of Lenzing AG.
To find out more visit: https://www.tencel.com/b2b/product/tencel-lyocell