Blending the softness and drape of lyocell with leaf banana fibre, this yarn is a joy to dye and work with. I love bast and leaf ‘bast’ fibres, and like to temper them with a softer and more workable fibre – the result here is lovely. Lyocell is produced in a closed loop and banana fibre is spun from the long fibres from banana leaves. As banana plants age and are thinned out, the leaves are left and often burned as agricultural waste. This lets us make a beautiful yarn, without needing additional land use to produce it.
This yarn went out to several testers through the design process and the feedback was love! It soaks up dye work, and soft and lush, with the beautiful drape of a bast fibre.
This yarn comes on 450g cones.
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