Tencel® - the "vegan silk"
von Julia Leifert·
Lyocell, better known as tencel® is a man made fiber with a natural origin. After the soaking of small so called „wood chips“ of Eucalyptus in water the pure cellulose can removed from the rest. It can be intermixed with a blend of water and the non-toxic solvent NMMO. By using a special vacuum based process the lyocell fiber can be produced.
The lyocell fiber is super soft, smooth and skin friendly, because of eroding the solvent after the production process. Lyocell has a shiny and silky touch, why it is often called „vegan silk“. Because of its origin and it’s production process it is ecofriendly and also recyclable.