- Lyocell is a manmade fiber made of natural regenerated cellulose.
- The lyocell fiber spinning process is a green technology that eliminates toxic chemical use and chemical reactions and substantially reduces air and water emissions.
- Lyocell is made from wood pulp that’s harvested from tree farms that are FSC certified, sustainably managed and traceable. The tree farms have been established on land unsuitable for food crops or grazing.
- Lyocell is made of eucalyptus or bamboo trees that don’t require irrigation or pesticides and grow fast.
- Lyocell fiber production itself is more environmentally friendly than cotton production due to its closed-loop process. This means that up to 99% of the water and solvents used are recycled and reused.
- Amine oxide is one of the solvents used in the production.
- Production plant emissions are significantly lower in comparison to many other human-made fiber operations.
- The closed-loop process used to manufacture Lyocell fiber does not require bleach, which is commonly used in the production of other fabrics.
- Sea cell is a similar fiber made from seaweed and sea algae. It reputedly has therapeutic qualities.
- Lyocell fiber is stronger than viscose both when dry and wet.