Lyocell is soft and smooth to the touch with textures similar to organic cotton or silk. This makes them a great choice for clothing and bedding as they will be soft of the skin. A set of lyocell bed sheets provides the ideal comforting environment for sleeping.
Additionally, the soft feel is great for those with sensitive skin. Even extended amounts of contact time with lyocell fabrics will feel supple, dry and cool against skin.
Many garments or bedding sets are made entirely of lyocell. These products are soft, strong and long lasting. However, lyocell is also commonly blended with other types of fabric such as cotton, silk or wool. Lyocell works very well with other fabrics and when mixed, elevates the strength of the joining fabrics.
Breathability and the ability to wick moisture is an important quality for bed sheets and clothes. Lyocell is strong and highly absorbent which leaves skin feeling dry and cool. Not only does this make for a comfortable sleeping experience, it also promotes temperate regulation, leaving sleepers cool in the summer and warm on chilly nights.
Absorbency is also great for hygiene. As water is pulled away from the body, there is less of a build up of moisture. This prevents mildew and unpleasant smells, keeping sheets fresher for longer.
Absorbency also gives the fabric anti-bacterial properties which reduces the user’s exposure to lingering pathogens and germs. This is also why lyocell is being increasingly used for medical dressings.
Lyocell is an incredibly durable fabric when wet and when dry. It is resistant to shrinking and washes well without being weakened or becoming misshapen. Lyocell fabrics can also be machine washed without any problems.
Lyocell products can last a long time before needing to be replaced. The quality of lyocell bedding or clothing remains brilliant for lengthy periods of time. It is resistant to pilling and stands up well to wear and tear.