100% Organic Cotton:
Organic farming works with nature, instead of against it. Organic cotton eliminates the use of Pesticides and chemical fertilizers, improves soil health and increases water conservation. All of which is better for the environment, biodiversity and for farmers and their communities.
Conventional cotton farming has a significant environmental impact. It requires toxic pesticides and fertilizers, which causes biodiversity loss and can damage the health of farmers. Cotton crops are also highly water-intensive. It can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton; equivalent to a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.
Organic cotton farming is a more balanced way of producing cotton that considers the whole ecosystem. This type of farming also supports biodiversity and healthy eco-systems, and helps to mitigate climate change by increasing the ability of soils to sequester carbon.
Organic farming techniques use significantly less water as the crops are mainly rain-fed instead of irrigated. And because there are no toxic chemicals used in organic farming, there are no unnecessary toxins going into the ground. This enriches the soil and helps biodiversity to flourish. Organic cotton farming is also beneficial to farmers, as not using hazardous pesticides and chemical fertilizers is better for farmers’ health.
Last but not least organic cotton does not use genetically modified seeds in the farming, which helps preserve the bio diversity of the seeds and the fertility of the soil.
We use 100% organic cotton only. Organic Cotton is 100% biodegradable, as the fibers used are certified as compostable and biodegradable and thus can fully revert back to nature.
100% organic Linen
Linen is known as the strongest natural fiber and is far more durable than cotton. The strength of the fiber directly contributes to the strength of the fabric the garment is made of, making linen clothing very long-lasting, when cared for correctly.
The flax plant, from which linen is made, is very resilient and can grow in poor soil. Flax grows naturally and requires no additional water other than rainwater, making it a highly eco-friendly fabric fibre. What’s more, every single part of the flax plant is used in making all types of products, from linen clothing to varnishes.
Flax doesn’t require much pesticides to grow, regardless we have chosen to only use organic linen, to be sure the use of pesticides are completely avoided. Organic flax is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Very little energy is required to process flax. Linen yarn is inherently strong, which reduces the need for starching during spinning and weaving. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2.
The Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable, as the fibers used are classified as compostable and biodegradable and thus can fully revert back to nature.
The fibre used to make Tencel/lyocell is of botanic origin, since it is extracted from the raw material wood - mainly coming from eucalyptus forest trees, that grow naturally and only live by rainwater. The eucalyptus trees are fast-growing and don’t need irrigation or pesticides & toxic chemicals to grow.
Fiber production itself is highly ecofriendly, due to a closed loop production system. The production process is based on a solvent spinning process, where the solvent product used to transform the cellulose raw material is non-toxic. Furthermore, the solvent used as well as the process water are recycled by 99% in the closed loop process.
Textiles of Tencel are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. The optimum moisture transportation of tencel is uniquely comfortable and the fabric also has an antibacterial function, so it needs less wash.
The Tencel fabric is 100% biodegradable, as the fibers used are classified as compostable and biodegradable and thus can fully revert back to nature.