Lyocell is an artificial fibre made from regenerated cellulose, which is usually derived from trees unless otherwise stated. It is very similar to viscose, except lyocell is manufactured in a relatively more eco-friendly process, during which toxic chemicals are recycled and used in a closed loop.
Biodegradable, soft, drapes well, durable, breathable, absorbent, lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, shrink-resistant
More expensive than other rayon fibres
Although Lyocell is considered relatively more eco-friendly than other rayon fibres, there is a concern of causing deforestation, when woods are not sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers and are not sustainably harvested. However, it can be avoided by choosing branded lyocell, such as Tencel.
More sustainable alternatives
Organic natural fibres, Tencel, EcoVero