What is lyocell?
Lyocell is an environmentally friendly type of viscose, with long, fine fibres made from cellulose pulp from fast-growing wood; eucalyptus and beech in particular. Because the fibres are man-made, they can be any length, resulting in a fabric of a very even and fine quality.
When discussing lyocell you might come across the term TENCEL™, which is actually a registered trademark owned by company Lenzing. The raw material in TENCEL™ Lyocell is coming from controlled and certified forests. This means that the trees come from sustainable plantations, and 99.5% of the solvents used are recycled in a closed-loop system, while the remaining solvents are purified. The fibers are also 100% biodegradable and can be used to make everything from silk-like fabrics to thicker ones, such as denim.
What makes Mille Notti's lyocell so special?
We always use TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, that is, the type of lyocell made out of controlled and certified wood that has been grown sustainably. By using TENCEL™ Lyocell we can guarantee that 99.5% of the solvents used during production are recycled in a closed-loop system, and that the remaining solvents are purified. This means that we can offer our customers extremely sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
Today our bed linen contains 50% lyocell (TENCEL™) and 50% cotton. We've developed this combination very carefully, in order to guarantee first-class quality and an unbeatable sleep experience.
How does sleeping in lyocell feel?
Cool and smooth! TENCEL™ Lyocell wicks away moisture and is breathable and kind to your skin. This combination means you can sleep in wonderfully comfortable bedding with a soft, luxurious finish.
How do I take care of my bedding containing TENCEL™ Lyocell?
It's easy to take care of your bed linen containing TENCEL™ Lyocell. The material is breathable and wicks away moisture, which means you don't have to wash it as often. It's a great way to extend the lifetime of your bedding, completely naturally! Our bed linen can be washed in temperatures of up to 60 degrees. The material dries quickly, with barely any creases, and because the quality is so even, it's easier to iron lyocell bedding.
Why is lyocell better for the environment than other fibers?
The biggest reason is that it's made in a circular manufacturing process and contains very little chemical residue. But it's also because the types of wood used to make the fibers are produced in a more efficient way than in cotton cultivation. Less water is used, fewer chemicals are needed to keep pests away and the trees can be planted in poorer quality soil. Also, trees can be grown in more places around the world than cotton can. In some countries where cotton doesn't grow, there's still plenty of room for trees.