Under the Canopy’s latest bath collection quickly became a customer and editor favorite, but we commonly get asked about that 3% of “other fiber” on our towel tag. The 3% is made from Lyocell, which sounds too scientific to be safe and clean like our organic cotton, right? Actually, Lyocell is a revolutionary, ecofriendly fabric that has won numerous awards for its environmental factors, including the European Award for the Environment from the European Union in 2017. But what exactly makes Lyocell so sustainable? We’re here to break it down even more.
How’s it made?
Lyocell is made from quickly spinning cellulose wood pulp in a closed-loop system. This system purifies and reuses up to 99.5% of the solvent, typically water, to make the fabric. Since almost all of the original material and solvent are purified and reused in the spinning process, Lyocell has no byproducts and a much more sustainable life cycle.
Is it organic?
The short answer, yes. The long answer is also yes. The only material used to make the lyocell fiber is wood pulp, coming from sustainably grown hardwood trees like oak and birch. And since the only material used is the sustainably grown tree pulp, the process is 100% organic too.
What are the benefits?
• Absorbency: It is lightweight, has natural breathability and a 50% greater absorbency compared to standard cotton, which prevents bacteria from developing and holds in our natural color dyes.
• Soft but durable: It is also designed with softness in mind and is a great option for people with sensitive skin due to its fibrillation and natural wicking abilities.
• Ecofriendly: And to top it all off, Lyocell is also 100% biodegradable.
Lyocell is one of the most ecofriendly fabrics and perfectly complements our organic cotton. So, make that shower even better with our super soft, strong, and (most importantly) sustainable towels.
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