Thursday, July 26, 2012

Do you Know Your Eco Fabrics?


Bamboo
Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world. It is a prolific tropical grass that can grow up to 3-5 feet within a 24-hour period! Bamboo grows pesticide and fertilizer free saving tons of pollutants from entering our earth’s many water ways. Bamboo fabric is known for its softness and boasts strong absorbency and anti-microbial properties.

Cork
Cork fabric is as durable as leather but is also stain, water and scratch resistant. Cork is hypoallergenic, recyclable, biodegradable, insulating and waterproof.

Cupro
Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton linter.

Hemp
Hemp is very environmentally friendly, as it requires few pesticides and no herbicides. It has been called a carbon-negative raw material.

Lyocell
Lyocell is made from cellulose (vegetable matter), or wood pulp, typically a mix of hardwood trees like oak and birch. This makes it a natural fabric, and it is noted for its durability and strength, in addition to its eco-friendly manufacturing techniques. Lyocell fibers are soft, absorbent, very strong when wet or dry, and resistant to wrinkles.

Modal/Tencel
Modal and tencel are biodegradable fabrics made from wood pulp cellulose.

Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is cotton from non genetically modified plants that is to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.

Reclaimed Materials
Recycled and reused materials such as gold, glass bottles, poly, paper, cotton, jute, and salvaged vinyl from the restaurant seating industry.

Soy
Soy fabric is an environmentally friendly fiber made from tofu manufacturing waste. Soy protein is liquefied and then extruded into long, continuous fibers that are then cut and processed like any other spinning fiber. It's incredibly soft and feels similar to cashmere.


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1 comment:

  1. this orange cloth looks comfortable and since its eco friendly..it cant get any better!

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