Fabric Sustainability & Garment Care
Linen is a highly breathable and heat-conductive fabric. During the summer, however, linen cools you off. It's because of the natural properties of the flax fibre allowing air to circulate freely and move around moisture that builds up. Linen is biodegradable, durable and becomes beautifully soft with every wash!
All the dyes used in our linens meet the Oeko-Tex certification. This certification is a global standard for textiles and is about how the fabric is processed. Fabrics that are Oeko-Tex certificated are free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use. Our Flax is sourced from France and Belgium and sent to China to be milled.
The main benefit of organic cotton is that the crops aren't treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers, workers, consumers and entire wildlife eco-systems. Also organic cotton uses far less water to grow.
Our organic cotton holds the below the below accreditation's. The single jersey fabric is Australian made, with the organic cotton grown in India.
- ISO9001 – Quality Management System
- ISO14001 – Environmental Management System
- Australian Certified Organic – certified for processing organic cotton and cotton elastane fabrics
Tencel production has both positive and negative impacts on the environment. Like cotton and bamboo, Tencel is made from plant materials. However manufacturing Tencel requires less energy and water than cotton. As a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is also biodegradable.
Lenzing says it sources its wood and pulp from certified and controlled sources like sustainably managed plantations. Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning.
The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
In order to reduce waste, cupro is the by-product of the industrial harvest of cotton, specifically the waste fibres that are too small to spin. Otherwise known as cotton linter, it’s an ultra-fine, silky fibre that sticks to cotton seeds during the textile production process and is usually thrown away. Instead, it’s stripped from the plant and dissolved into a thick liquid solution (known as a viscous solution) and then spun into fibre, which is then woven into the cupro fabric.
Its used an an alternative to silk and is vegan friendly and hand washable. Cupro is biodegradable as well as easily recycled, since it’s made from 100% plant-based materials. It's also hypoallergenic, breathable and anti-static.
Hemp grows fast and needs little irrigation, pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is much kinder to the Earth than conventionally grown cotton (different to organic cotton) Hemp is one of the most durable fabrics you can buy, it resist mold and is biodegradable.
Merino wool is much finer and softer than regular wool. It is grown by Merino sheep that graze the highlands of Australia and New Zealand. Merino is quick drying, odor resistant, wrinkle resistant, durable and non allergenic.
The Merino fiber will naturally decompose in soil when it is disposed. It will give back it nutrients into the earth.
Deadstock fabrics are usually left over fabrics from other fashion brands who overestimated their needs. It can also be that the fabric turned out to be dyed the wrong colour but still be perfectly fine to use. Traditionally, brands would hold on to their excess fabrics for a few seasons and then send them to the landfills (or sometimes even burn them). Using deadstock fabrics helps to reduce the amount of materials sent to landfill.
All fabrics listed above don't shed any nasty micro-plastics into our water supply and oceans!
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