Daks focuses heavily on fair trade and ethically and ecologically sustainable sourced supply chains. Our lyocell fabrics are made into fibre using environmentally friendly organic chemicals that are 100 percent recyclable. It is almost like finding a needle in hay , when one is searching for sustainable fabric which is suitable for the environment .
Mostly the names are quirky and the processes are so complex that the sustainability is in question. lyocell is obtained from cellulose of trees and is processed with synthetic substances, much like viscose or typical rayon. It is sustainable and organic and commonly extracted from oak , birch , eucalyptus, bamboo, and beech . They grow very fast and do not require irrigation or pesticides . They are then broken down to chips and loaded into a vat of chemical digesters which then makes the chips soft . This extracted pulp is then immersed in water with bleach for sanitisation . Then it is dried in a sheet and rolled into spools. Therefore the cellular is dissolved into a clear liquid and filtered . Then the cellulose is converted to long , thin fibres. They are then washed and dried and carded. The procedure employs a ‘closed-loop’ system, in which all chemicals are recycled and reused again and over.
FEATURES OF LYOCELL
Lyocell is breathable and moisture-wicking. It can be used for making eco-friendly underwear, towels ,jeans and shirts. It is called a miracle fabric as well. This is a versatile fabric and very flexible for the manufacturers. Using controlling fibrillation , it can be shaped into a variety of designs without compromising quality. Zit is so soft to touch that it has been compared to silk as well. It is smooth on the skin and looks pretty. This material offers high strength and elasticity which transform it to a highly durable fabric. Because of its lightweight , it does not wrinkle quickly. It provides extremely high moisture absorption which is better than cotton. Not only does it originate from the wood , the process is eco-friendly as well.
In 2018, the global production of Lyocell reached 415.6kg tonnes and it’s expected to double for 2027. Lyocell is highly coveted as it’s biodegradable and compostable . Lyocell products would only take a couple of months to decompose as it is made from wood . The variety and wonderful comfort you can enjoy with lyocell garments are undoubtedly the greatest benefits. It is hundred percent biodegradable.
Lyocell production process is a “closed loop”: the manufacturing process of lyocell doesn’t create harmful by-products. The dissolvent chemicals involved in the creation are non toxic and can be reused over and over. It’s processed through a low energy, low water, closed-loop machine that recycles over 99.5% of the chemicals/solvents utilized in production, with the ultimate 0.5% discharged as non-risky effluent. Furthermore, the cloth is extraordinarily long lasting and hence lengthy lasting. And whilst your product’s time has come you’ve got nothing to fear as it’s far 100% biodegradable. Also, as stated above, the bushes used for lyocell do now no longer require pesticides, fertilizers, or irrigation. Amine oxide, which is one of the solvents involved in the Lyocell fiber production process, isn’t harmful and it’s totally recyclable.
Lyocell is more expensive than cotton due to the technology used in its processing. Due to lyocell’s low surface energy it is challenging to adhere to some dyes. Hand-wash delicate materials in cool water with a light detergent and allow it to dry. Lyocell shrinks a small percentage the first time it’s washed, but it won’t shrink again after that.
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