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What is Lyocell? | Bed&Butter Eucalyptus Sheets

Hey! I really love your sheets. What are they made of?

100% Eucalyptus Lyocell 🌿

Umm.. What is that!? 🤷

People often have a confused look on their face on hearing “100% Eucalyptus Lyocell”. Fair enough. It’s a new concept so we thought we should shed some light on it, especially as we’d like to be the torchbearers of this beautiful invention.

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TL;DR version: Lyocell is a sustainable fabric made from wood pulp. It's a superior alternative to traditional fabrics like cotton and polyester in terms of quality and the environmental impact. It is becoming increasingly popular in the textile world as it makes for a soft, smooth, luxurious, lightweight and highly breathable fabric. The list goes on... Rightly termed the fabric of the future.

If you're interested in reading about how Bed&Butter’s Eucalyptus Lyocell is made? Let's take a look!

First, we source our raw material a.k.a Eucalyptus wood pulp only from sustainably managed forests. This wood pulp is then dissolved in a non-toxic solvent called N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO). The NMMO breaks down the Eucalyptus wood pulp into a solution that can be used to make lyocell fabric.

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Next, the solution is pushed through a spinneret, which is a metal plate with tiny holes. This creates a thread-like material that is then cooled and solidified. This thread is then woven into Eucalyptus lyocell fabric, which is then dyed and finished.

Finally, the Eucalyptus Lyocell fabric is processed with a special finishing technique that gives it its unique softness and strength

Voila! Just like that, our beautifully soft, cool and luxe set of Bed&Butter Eucalyptus Sheets are ready for you!

Disclaimer: The image shown is NOT for illustration purposes and IS the exact representation of the product. Look, how beautiful! 🥰

The process of making Bed&Butter Eucalyptus lyocell sheets is environmentally friendly from the start to finish, right from sourcing from sustainably managed forests to using non-toxic and biodegradable chemical solvents right down to our packaging. This means you and our planet are in safe hands. 

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