Description : Lyocell is soft, absorbent, very strong when wet or dry, and resistant to wrinkles and shrinkage.
Fabrication : Like other cellulose-derived fabrics, lyocess is made from wood pulp. The manufacturing process yields very little secondary products and hence this fabric is more "eco-friendly" than many other artificial or cellulose fabrics. Its texture can be manipulated to look like leather, suede, silk or other natural fabrics.
Subtypes : Lyocell is sometimes marketed under the name "Tencel" or "Alceru".
Dyes, color treatment and washing characteristics : Lyocell takes in colors well, and is color-fast for most types of washing. Depending on the label, it can be machine-washed or requires dry cleaning.
Draping properties : Lyocell drapes very nicely.
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Example creations : Mauve knit dress,
Uses worldwide : Lyocell is used on most common, casual garments, including jeans, slacks, shirts, pants, bathrobes and bath towels, underwear, and so on.
Origins and history : Introduced in 1991, lyocell was originally marketed as a kind of rayon, but it is now referred to as a distinct fibre.
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