When you hear the words ‘wooden fiber’ it is only normal that you think of wood and trees. We pride ourselves to be an eco-friendly brand, so the well-being of the environment is among our top priorities. This is why we make sure our processes and practices don’t endanger our world.
Benefits of Clothes Made from Wood Fiber
Clothes created using wood fiber are soft, breathable and absorbent. Trees used for making clothing do not require pesticides. Not to mention, growing trees for wood fiber use the most sustainable practices possible. The process doesn’t require a great deal of trees to yield a large quantity of wood fiber either, meaning there’s little damage to the ecosystem.
Manufacturing Process of Wood Fiber
The first step of the process is to obtain cellulose. The obtained trees are turned into wood chips and then boiled for several hours. The substance made converts into a consistency of sludge through this process. The substance is then pressurized, and all dirt, knots and other debris from the mixture are removed to create pulp (the pulp is then washes and bleaches for further cleaning). After, the pulp undergoes a steam cleaning. At this stage, the product has a high cellulose count. Next, the cellulose is dissolved in a sodium hydroxide solution. The entire concoction passes through rollers that eliminate any excess fluid and turns them into sheets that are crumbled or shredded. The cellulose is then aged through oxygen exposure and emulsified with carbon disulfide under a temperature-controlled process. This material is dissolved in a caustic solution. It’s then left to rest, which alters the material so it forms a filament. It undergoes filtration to remove any particles that didn’t dissolve and it then passes through a machine that removes any air bubbles. Finally, it’s submerged in a vat of sulfuric acid that creates the material. The filaments are then stretched and washed to prepared it before it’s turned into clothing.