What's all the buzz about Lyocell?
Talking about our fabric gets us so excited, and the reason for this is because our material is so fantastic in so many ways. The silk-like smoothness of our fabric translates to Lyocell, it is one of the most sustainable materials of the 21st century with an award-winning close loop system were almost 100% of the solvent that is used is recycled. Apart from an eco-friendly manufacturing process, Lyocell is made from fast-growing trees that are less water demanding than cotton and uses less land area to grow, leaving more space for other stuff.
Speaking of cotton, let's talk about cotton for a second...
Cotton is quite a thirsty plant indeed. To make one T-shirt, 2700 liters of water is used. Let that sink in for a moment, 2700 liters, for one T-shirt. The sad part is that cotton usually only grows in parts of the world where water is scarce, in fact, 73 % of the grown cotton requires irrigation. Apart from being water thirsty, the cotton industry uses a lot of chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. To put things in perspective cotton only grows on 2,4% of the worlds arable land but it uses 24% of the world's pesticides.
Now, what should you do? We think you can figure out what to do...
Our Lyocell sheets are made from sustainable wood pulp without any harmful chemicals so you can sleep with ease. With advantages such as 50% better moist absorbent than cotton and that it's extremely breathable, you can say goodbye to those hot sweaty nights. Lyocell is also naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, supersoft to the skin and to top things off, luxurious in shine and flow.
Sounds like the ideal beddings, don't you think?
Lyocell production process
To make Lyocell you chop wood into small pieces which are then mixed with a non-toxic solvent. This later becomes a sludge which is then pressed through a nozzle, (almost like a shower nozzle), turning it into a fiber. Lyocell can be used in all kinds of stuff, everything from jeans to silk-like materials. The manufacturing process itself has won awards for being eco-friendly and recycles both water and 99,6% of the non-toxic solvent.
Instead of thirsty Cotton crops, our fabric is made from wood!