Our long-sleeved Essentials Rib Dreams Top, is made with a very soft, light and biodegradable material called Lyocell. Its fibers are stronger than other similar fibers, which means you are getting a shirt which lasts longer and looks better for a longer period of time.
The shirt is a very humble and stylish shirt, not to mention that the fabric is make with lesser chemicals and water than similar fabrics, like viscose.
Lyocell is also known by the name Tencel and is made from Eucalyptus trees. This is a fast-growing plant, which does not require tons of water or pesticides to grow. After harvesting the Eucalyptus tree, the tree is soaked in a solution called amine oxide, which is non-toxic. The Amine oxide, extracts the raw cellulose, so it can be made into fibers which can be spun into yarn, and lastly fabrics. Because the fibers are made from Eucalyptus it is biodegradable, which means it can decompose in compost, and end up being a part your own garden. Lyocell is therefore a better and more sustainable option in fashion.
What we are left with is a material that is wrinkle resistant, sweat absorbent, breathable, soft and strong. These are also the qualities which identifies our Essential Rib Dream Top.