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Lyocell is a 100% biodegradable cellulosic fiber crafted from wood pulp derived from responsibly harvested FSC-certified wood pulp. It can be rendered in different textures, but the fabric is widely known for its superior breathability, silk-like softness, lustrous sheen, and durability. Manufactured by the Austria-based fiber supplier Lenzing AG under the trademark Tencel™, our fibers are fully traceable and produced in a closed circuit where more than 99% of the water and solvents are recovered and reused.
While lyocell is generally easy to care for, there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to enjoy your garments for as long as possible.
If you get a stubborn stain on your garment, wash the stain straight away under cold water and apply just a dab of delicate detergent to rub it out gently. You should never use harsh stain removers or bleach to remove the tough stains, as this can weaken the fabric and make your garment look blotchy. Instead, try using baking soda or vinegar.
Lyocell is well-known for its antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties, which means they stay clean for longer and require less frequent washes. On a bright day, hang your garments out to freshen them up.
You should always follow the care labels, but in general, lyocell garments should be hand washed at a low temperature to avoid shrinkage. For some garments, you can machine-wash your garments in a delicate cycle if you're running out of time but, always check the labels before throwing them in. Always put your garments in a mesh laundry bag to prevent them from getting damaged.
Lyocell garments dry relatively wrinkle-free, but if you want to spruce it up with an iron, use a warm or "synthetic" low heat setting and turn off the steam. High heat can permanently damage the fabric, especially microfiber fabrics, and steam can leave spots that won't come off until the next washing. A safe option is to put a pressing cloth between the fabric and the iron or hang the item while showering.
Before drying, give garments a gentle stretch or shake when they come out of the wash. If you hand-wash your garments, do not wring or twist; instead, gently press the water out of them. For the first few washes, your garment may shrink from 3% to 5% before it holds its shape. All garments should be hung over a rail or laid flat to prevent creasing and drying in direct sunlight, and a tumble dryer can cause discoloration and shrinkage.
Moths and mildew can damage the garment. Make sure they are clean and dry when stored in a cool, well-ventilated location. Don't store them in plastic bags as they may attract moisture, build up static or even discolor the garments.