Cloths Made of Wood
Wood probably won’t strike you as the most modern – or comfortable. – texture out there. In any case, while examining the garments of 2018 and beyond, wood, or particularly wood fiber and pulp, is making way for garments that are softer, comfortable, and considerably cleaner than those cotton undershirts you grew up wearing.
According to Science Alert, RibbedTee has created a line of ultra-soft, breathable, and eco-friendly men’s undershirts that are so advanced, Tony Stark would probably throw one on to make sure he’s not getting any sweat stains inside his Iron Man suit.
The mystery lies with their TENCEL materials, which are derived from sustainable cellulosic fibers.
What Is TENCEL?
In the textile industry, cellulosic fibers are structured from cellulose and are made by dissolving natural materials, like cellulose or wood pulp, and then regenerating them via extrusion and precipitation.
From cotton to modal, there are a number of cellulosic fibers out there, and they’re all known for promoting high absorbency, temperature control, soft touch, and even slower growth of bacteria.
The US Federal Trade Commission defines Lyocell as a fibre “composed of cellulose precipitated from an organic solution in which no substitution of the hydroxyl groups takes place and no chemical intermediates are formed”. It classifies the fibre as a sub-category of rayon.
RibbedTee manufactures their EVO TENCEL shirts in the US with TENCEL, which is made from sustainable Lyocell cellulosic fibers and excels in all of the above categories thanks to its high absorption capabilities, unique nano-fibril structure, and amazingly smooth surface.
Why Are Wooden-made Shirts free from Sweat?
TENCEL’s properties reduce a greater amount of moisture formed on its fibers when compared to polyester and synthetics.
In addition to keeping you dry, TENCEL’s absorbency supports the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism and creates a less favorable environment for bacterial growth.
So, making the effort to ensure your shirts fit and breathe as well as RibbedTees do play a part in helping you operate at peak efficiency.
Your old cotton shirts and undergarments might work just fine for covering yourself up, but with options like RibbedTees out there, you’re basically wearing a pair of Chucks to a marathon.
Uses of Lyocell Made Shirt
Lyocell is more expensive to produce than cotton or viscose rayon. It is used in many everyday fabrics. Staple fibers are used in clothes such as denim, chino, underwear, casual wear, and towels. Filament fibers, which are generally longer and smoother than staple fibers, are used in items that have a silkier appearance such as women’s clothing and men’s dress shirts. Lyocell can be blended with a variety of other fibres such as silk, cotton, rayon, polyester, linen, nylon, and wool. Lyocell is also used in conveyor belts, specialty papers, and medical dressings.
Originally Published on Science Alert.
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