Sustainable material selection
The natural and sustainable ecological
fibers we use are based on the goal of
reducing the impact on the environment.
Regarding the environmental impact of
each fiber, we insist on using green and
environmentally friendly ecological fibers
and degradable fibers.
Fibers we like
The fabric has the same quality as conventional cotton but not the negative
impact on the environment. Organic cotton addresses most of the environmental
challenges which conventional cotton production faces.
It is grown from non-GMO seeds and without the use of pesticide,
insecticide or fertilizer. Unlike conventional cotton, organic farmers use
ancestral farming methods, including crop-rotation, mixed farming or no-till
farming to preserve the soil. Organic cotton uses up to 71% less water than
conventional cotton according to some sources.
Organic cotton farmers are not exposed to harmful substances.
Linen is a natural fiber which stems from the flax plant. It uses considerably fewer resources
than cotton or polyester (such as water, energy, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers).
Flax can grow in poor soil which is not used for food production. In some cases, it can even
rehabilitate polluted soil. Flax plants also have a high rate of carbon absorption.
For these reasons, we consider linen to be a sustainable material, even when it is not
growing plants and it doesn't need much water, energy, pesticide, or fertilizers.
The plant is very good for soil, it can be grown for many years in the same place
without exhausting it. This is why hemp is considered to be eco-friendly.
Hemp has very similar properties to linen. They are often difficult to differentiate.
However, as hemp belongs to the same family as cannabis (although it does
not have the same psychoactive effects), growing hemp is heavily regulated or prohibited
in many countries.
Ramie and stinging nettle,or European nettle,are plants used to produced a fiber similar to linen.
They are not very common but they are considered sustainable.
Lyocell is a manufacturing process of rayon which is much more eco-friendly than its
relatives modal and viscose. Lyocell is made in a closed-loop system that recycles almost
all of the chemicals used. “Lyocell” is the generic name of the manufacturing process and fiber.
Tencel? is the brand name of the lyocell commercialized by the company Lenzing AG. Tencel?
is made from eucalyptus from PEFC certified forests. Eucalyptus trees grow quickly without the
use of pesticides, fertilizers or irrigation.
Just like rayon and viscose, lyocell is 100% biodegradable.
Silk is a protein fiber spun by silkworms and is a renewable resource. Silk is also biodegradable.
For these reasons, we consider silk a sustainable fiber. However, chemicals are used to
produce conventional silk, so we will always consider organic silk to be a better option.
Because conventional silk production kills the silkworm, animal rights advocates prefer
“Peace Silk”, Tussah, Ahimsa silks which allow the moth to evacuate the cocoon before it is
boiled to produce silk.
Cupro is an artificial cellulose fiber made from Linter Cotton (or Cotton wastes).
In order to obtain the ready to weave yarn, the extracted cellulose is soaked in a bath of a
chemical solution called ?cuprammonium ?, hence the Cupro Name.
All the process is made in closed-loop. The large quantities of water and chemicals
used in the production of Cupro are therefore constantly reused until they are completely
exhausted. The chemicals used are free of toxic or dangerous compounds for
health and the environment.
Cupro is also biodegradable, so it considers a good eco-friendly alternative to viscose.
Silky and Strong! Rose fiber is a new biodegradable plant cellulose fiber harvested from
the stalks of roses. Rose fiber is as silky, white, and strong as mulberry silk and feels similar
to viscose bamboo. This green eco-friendly fiber has a lovely drape and spins with ease
due to it's medium to long staple length of 3-5 inches.
Rose fiber is extremely absorbent and takes dye beautifully. This fiber is excellent
to spin by itself or blended with other fibers such as wool, alpaca, or silk. You'll love it's soft
and silky feel due to its low micron count of 19.