the sustainable trend fabric

lyocell

Lyocell, also known under the brand name Tencel, is the new star of the sustainable textile industry and promises not only exceptional comfort, but also an impressive environmental footprint. At NORDLICHT The focus is on high-quality, natural materials, and we attach great importance to the fact that our products come from controlled organic cultivation and are produced in a socially fair and ecological way. Only Materials without chemical fibers enable optimal recycling. Lyocell is one of these materials that is currently in particular focus and will enrich our spring/summer 2024 collection.

 

What is lyocell (Lyocell Tencel)? 

You're probably wondering what it means lyocell has on itself. So, lyocell is a semi-synthetic fiber obtained from wood. We mainly use woods such as eucalyptus, spruce, pine, birch and beech. The manufacturing process of lyocell is extremely sustainable and environmentally friendly because it has a closed circuit. No harmful byproducts are produced during manufacturing and the solvents used are non-toxic. This does lyocell an excellent choice for environmentally conscious consumers. 

The benefits of Lyocell

Lyocell has rightly made a name for itself as a trend fabric for sustainable fashion. Here are some of the notable benefits of this material: 

1. Biodegradable

The special thing about Lyocell is that it is 100 percent biodegradable. Unlike pure synthetic fibers, which often take decades or longer to decompose, Lyocell disappears without leaving any harmful residue when disposed of.

2. Sustainable manufacturing

The manufacturing process of Lyocell is characterized by environmentally friendly processes. Over 99 percent of the solvents used can be reused. This results in significant water and energy savings compared to producing pure synthetic fibers. 

3. Versatile and comfortable

Lyocell fibers are extremely versatile and can be made into various types of fabrics, including smooth fabrics, denim and fluffy fabrics. The material is breathable, feels comfortable on the skin and regulates moisture well. 

4. Ideal choice for allergy sufferers

Another plus point is that Lyocell is hypoallergenic. Lyocell bed linen can be washed at 60 degrees Celsius and tumble dried to effectively remove bacteria and dust mites. 

5. Sustainable forestry

Manufacturers like Lenzing, the main producer of Lyocell under the brand name Tencel, rely on sustainable forestry. Woods such as eucalyptus are grown in areas unsuitable for growing food and do not require regular irrigation or pesticides. 

The benefits of lyocell 

lyocell has rightly made a name for itself as a trend fabric for sustainable fashion. Here are some of the notable benefits of this material

1. Price competition

Sustainable materials are often more expensive than synthetic fibers. Promoting sustainable materials and creating incentives could help narrow the price gap and increase lyocell's market share. 

2. Environmental certification

There is currently no established certification for Lyocell. In order to ensure that the environmental compatibility of production is also guaranteed outside of Europe, appropriate certifications and audits are necessary. 

3. Collaboration and recycling

Increased collaboration between academia and industry is crucial to making progress in the production and use of lyocell. In addition, fiber-to-fiber recycling and tracing of textiles should be further expanded to promote the circular economy. 

Nordlicht Lyocell products

The NORDLICHT We are committed to the goal of offering high-quality products made from sustainable natural fibers. In our upcoming spring/summer collection we will be expanding our product range to include additional items made from Tencel Lyocell. We believe that this sustainable trend fabric not only offers comfort and quality, but also contributes to an environmentally friendly future of fashion. Our decision to rely on Lyocell is a further step on our path to sustainable fashion that is produced in an ecologically and socially fair manner.  

We are proud to be part of this movement and look forward to delighting our customers with our new Lyocell products. At NORDLICHT We are convinced that fashion can be sustainable, high quality and environmentally friendly - and Lyocell is impressive proof of this. Stay tuned for our upcoming collection and experience the benefits of Lyocell first hand.