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A Lyocell Clothing Care Guide For Shirts Leggings & More

What is Lyocell fabric? Lyocell is a type of rayon fabric that is made from dissolving cellulose or wood pulp using an innovative spinning process. It is used in virtually everything from denim to towels, lyocell sheets, and other bedding, causing many to wonder, does lyocell shrink or wrinkle? While lyocell spandex fabric is durable, sustainable, stretches, and is wrinkle-resistant (lyocell doesn't wrinkle), there's more to caring for your lyocell shirts, and jeans, than meets the eye. Lyocell material is susceptible to mildew. To help prevent odors, pretreat areas before beginning your stain removal process, such as collars, cuffs, and underarms with the Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar for best results. Read the Clean Talk Blog to discover expert handwashing tips, and time-saving drying hacks.

How To Wash Satin

Treat stains on your lyocell shirts, sheets, leggings, and other clothing with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs.


Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing lyocell.

Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.

Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.

Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.

Dry & Finish

Machine dry at a medium setting, or hang to dry.

Lyocell can wrinkle but is resistant to wrinkles; if any wrinkles appear, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. Lyocell ironing is simple, just hover over the item using the steam setting, or press using a warm setting.

To freshen between wearings, spritz with Delicate Spray.

Machine Wash

Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.

Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.

Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size.

For especially sweaty, dirty, or musty items, add 2 capfuls of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative and use a normal cycle.


Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting. Woven items such as pants can be hung.

Always store items clean. We recommend storing in a breathable cotton storage bag to protect items from bugs.

Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.

All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.