Eucalyptus trees aren't just good for nourishing koalas and providing therapeutic treatments for humans—they can also be utilized to make a breathable, absorbent, and soft cloth.
Eucalyptus fabric is frequently referred to as a sustainable alternative to traditional cotton. But you may be wondering, how is it manufactured, and how sustainable is it overall for human, environmental, and animal welfare?
What Is Lyocell?
Clothes produced from eucalyptus trees are usually constructed of lyocell fabric, commonly known as Tencel, the brand name for a lyocell fabric developed by the Austrian business Lenzing.
The following is the procedure for making lyocell: eucalyptus wood is collected (other types of wood can also be used), chopped into pieces, and crushed into a pulp before being dissolved in an amine oxide solvent. This results in a viscous liquid that is forced through spinnerets, releasing the lyocell fibres. They are cleaned and dried before being spun into yarn and eventually woven into lyocell fabric.
How Sustainable Is It?
Because Eucalyptus trees are felled rather than uprooted, there is no need to keep planting new ones. They also grow rapidly, don't require irrigation or pesticides, and can thrive in rocky, poor soil.
Lenzing has proven that it is feasible to construct a closed-loop system in the lyocell production process, recovering and reusing 99% of the solvent in subsequent processing cycles. Furthermore, the solvent is non-toxic to both air and water. This method has the least amount of unfavourable influence on the environment. And, most importantly, Lenzing's wood comes from sustainable forestry—more on that later.
When compared to traditional cotton, the lyocell manufacturing method utilized half as much water.
Finally, lyocell does not emit harmful microfibres, which is a massive benefit over synthetic textiles, and it is recyclable and biodegradable.
Why Is It The Best Bedsheet?
Lyocell fabric bed sheets are fantastic for various reasons, aside from their delightfully smooth and soft feel.
They are as follows:
- Static Free
- Moisture Wicking
- Sustainably supplied
- Beneficial for your skin and hair.
Is It Possible To Sleep On Lyocell Fabric Bed Sheets In Hot Weather?
Yes, these sheets are cool to the touch, moisture-wicking, and very breathable, making them ideal for sleeping in hot and humid conditions. Because of these qualities, our clients enjoy them for the summer, and warmer sleepers like to use them all year.
Is The Eucalyptus Lyocell Fabric Prone To Staining?
It's not stain-resistant in the same manner that most textiles are. Because they wick away moisture, it cannot easily get stained. For our Eucalyptus Bedding Collection, we provide a care and wash guide for each product with stain removal suggestions.
Is It Better Than Cotton?
This is purely a question of personal taste. Cotton is a popular bedding material since it is both soft and comfy. Tencel bedding, on the other hand, has a beautiful sheen, is more sustainable, and uses less water in the production process, making it a more environmentally responsible option than cotton.
The breathability, as well as the moisture-wicking and cooling sensation, are all excellent. Customers who prefer more textured bedding or traditional fabric types may find cotton as a better choice.
Does It Shrink?
Your Lyocell fabric bedding should not shrink when washed on a moderate, cool water cycle and tumble dried on low heat.
Is It Worth Your Money?
We would say yes, because of the numerous benefits stated above and the rich texture. However, keep in mind that production costs are included in the bedding pricing. To manufacture it ethically and sustainably while guaranteeing the well-being of all workers and manufacturing teams, the price of our bedding may be more than you're used to.
Are you ready to test our exquisite lyocell bedding? Our opulent bedding may be found here, as well as our duvet cover.
Lyocell fibres are a fantastic material, and we're pleased to collaborate with Lenzing to develop our Eucalyptus Bedding Collection with them. Learn more about Lyocell fabric and other Eucalyptus Beddings by visiting Sloomy now.