Hemp is used in our compostable collection. It is soft and breathable with a natural texture that we find beautiful when left undyed. Hemp needs minimal water, about a third of organic cotton. This is why a portion of our compostable collection blends organic cotton with hemp to help reduce the overall environmental footprint of each garment.
TENCEL AND MODAL
Tencel is a cellulose fiber, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. Tencel is a natural fiber which requires less energy and water than cotton. Lenzing Modal® fibers are very soft and pleasant to the skin. Modal in general is about fifty percent more water-absorbent per unit volume than cotton.
Mulberry silk has a long history in China, where local farmers grow Mulberry trees and harvest the leaves as feed for silkworms. Today, around 125,000 metric tons of silk is produced in the world. Almost two-thirds of that production takes place in China. When it comes to silk, we rely on our partnering manufacturer in China to share their expertise. The team of artisans with generations of experience with this fabric, practice our principles of social and environmental sustainability in the creation of each piece. Our compostable collection consists of natural, vegetable-dyed silk pieces.
Flax, the plant from which Linen is made, is also extremely versatile. Every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used – nothing is wasted, and production is cost-effective.
Flax is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using far less water in its consumption than cotton. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation states that flax uses 13 times less pesticides than potatoes, but is only approximately 1% of the world’s apparel fiber consumption.