O u r F a b r i c
Our aim is to minimize our footprint and try and reduce the harmful fabrics, products and materials
so frequently used around the world. Below are some of the fabrics we use that allow us to reduce our input of
waste and chemical ingredients on our planet.
ORGANIC COTTON is grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals which include fertilizers or pesticides. It not only promotes, but supports biodiversity and biological cycles. The production of producing organic cotton also recudes the usage water. It is 80% rain-fed, reducing the usage of local water sources. The absence of chemicals also means that water is cleaner and safer. In contrast, cotton is usually harvested in water-scarce areas using irrigation, taking up 2,700 liters of water to make simple cotton shirts. It also covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land, and uses 16% of insecticides, the highest % of pesticide usage for the production of a crop. Additionally, recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency, these chemicals are characterized as the most toxic chemicals present in the fields. This unquestionably results in air, soil and water pollution, decreased biodiversity, equilibrium shifts in ecosystems and decreased health for the people in cotton-growing areas.
LYOCELL BAMBOO is another fabric we are fond of. A sustainable material that comes from a self-renewable plant source. This fabric is naturally silky smooth that drapes beautifully, flattering any body figure. Lyocell bamboo is grown without the use of any chemical additives, and takes use of a closed-loop system that recycles and reuses water to minimize waste. Furthermore, there are no toxic substances that remain in the fiber and the remaining emissions are broken down in biological water treatment plants making it among the most sustainable fabrics to use in the fashion industry. We can go on forever, but one last important fact of this fascinating fabric is that it does not need any fabric softener or whitening agents as it is naturally smooth and silky. Whitening agents and fabric softeners have a large impact on the environment while also raising costs for the consumers, so the exclusion of such substances makes lyocell bamboo exceptional.
MODAL is a type of rayon, a cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees. Rayon is usually a term applied to a fabric or a fiber that is made of the wood pulp, and in this case, made from wood pulp of beech trees. It is a soft, delicate fabric that drapes well, resists creasing and has a smooth lustrous finish. It is a very absorbent and breathable fabric making it ideal for light and luscious garments. When dyed it holds on to the dye easily enabling it to contain a rich, deep and silky color without color bleeding when washed. At last, modal is less resistant to shrinkage than cotton and tends to pill less as a result of friction on the surface. A beautiful fabric to be used for all types of garments; from shirts, trousers and lingerie.
MASHRU is a new discovery that we became infatuated with. It is a long lasting fabric that is weaved using cotton and silk; silk is used as the vertical yarn and cotton used as the horizontal yarn. This allows for the cotton to compose the inner portion of the fabric and the silk composes the exterior part. The fabric is said to have originated in India where it then was traded with Arabic countries. Mashru was a very sought after since it enabled muslim men to wear silk without letting silk touch their skin. In other words, they were able to have the glossy look of silk with the touch of the cotton. It is also the reason for its name as Mashru means permitted in Arabic. The weaving method is an old Indian tradition that originated in Gujarat, one of the few places this craft is still practiced daily, and uses a technique that combines impressive skills and generations of expertise. The method involves weaving the fabric, washing it in cold water, beating it with traditional wooden hammers until moist, dipped in wheat flour, hard pressed and then dyed using vegetable dyes.
SILK is a classic fabric that we never get tired of. Its endless elegance and timeless look can guarantee a garment for any occasion. It has a luxurious feel, a comfortable wear, and is an absorbent fabric, making it a dream to use when creating graceful and beautiful clothings. It is spun from long threads that compose the inner cocoon of the silkworms. Interestingly enough, the fibers of silk are the saliva, which is produced by the worm in order to insulate itself until it is time for it to transform. The silk threads are harvested and reeled together which is the essence of how silk is produced. Its production is a low waste process, and also entirely raw, gluten free and dairy free since the silkworms feed exclusively on mulberry leaves. If those benefits weren't enough, the mulberry tree is also pollution resistant and easy to cultivate hence making the production of silk environmentally friendly