Sustainable Textiles

Moving into the Future

When you choose fabrics from this category you are contributing to a better environment.

We use sustainable raw materials to produce our fabrics such as EcoVero viscose, Refibra Tencel, modal, recycled polyester, recycled cotton, organic cotton, organic linen, hemp, ramie, bamboo fibers and their blends. If you care about the welfare of our planet these are the ideal fibers to produce your fabrics and create an eco-friendly environment.

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Sustainable Fibers

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Viscose EcoVero EcoVero viscose fibers are obtained from wood, which comes from sustainable forest plantations independently certified by leading industry associations. These fibers are produced through an ecological process, with up to 50% less CO2 emissions and low environmental impacts, which are much lower when compared to the conventional viscose production system.
Refibra™ Tencel Lyocell Refibra Tencel’s manufacturing process is particularly efficient, being manufactured with cellulose from low energy consumption, fast growth and sustainable origin trees. This process contains cotton waste left over from production cuts and consumes little water and energy during its manufacture. The use of chemicals is controlled and renewable resources are used, thus avoiding soil erosion.
Modal Modal has many similarities with Tencel: it´s a type of fiber produced from wood and uses chemicals that are recycled almost entirely (99.7%).  The difference lies in the wood used and its manufacturing process – the modal fabric is a type of tree that spreads without planting or irrigation. This fiber is more absorbent than cotton and the fabric itself is extremely soft and light.
Recycled polyester The polyester recycling process reduces consumption of natural resources, including energy, oil and water, and landfill waste is significantly reduced. CO2 emissions are reduced by 63%.
Organic cotton Organic cotton is grown without fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Its seeds are not genetically modified (GMO free). The cultivation of organic cotton uses 90% less water and 60% less energy than conventional cotton, thus reducing the environmental, social and economic impacts of traditional cotton production. There is also a reduction in the impact on global warming of 46% and 26% less soil erosion.
Recycled cotton Recycled cotton consumes about 80% less water than conventional cotton and has a much smaller environmental footprint. It can save 9,900 liters of water per ton compared to conventional cotton and avoids excessive textile waste in landfills, recovering/recycling 80% of end-of-life fabrics. Another important factor is the absence of dyes and chemicals in its production.
Organic flax

Organic flax needs no chemical additives and requires little irrigation during its planting. In this way, its production has less environmental impact and ensures the preservation of natural resources. Furthermore, each part of the plant is used so that nothing is wasted.

It´s a type of fabric that with the time of use gains softness, maintaining its qualities and comfort. Many erroneously classify this fiber as something of high cost – considering that one meter of cotton can cost 1/3 of the value of one meter of linen, we have to take into account that linen has a resistance and durability at least 27 times greater than cotton.

Hemp

The development of the plant doesn´t require chemical additives or pesticides and its cultivation reduces water use by up to 90% compared to cotton cultivation. In the production process, it uses 75% less water and makes less intensive use of the soil, with twice the productivity per planted area, compared to cotton.

note: a single cotton shirt requires 2,700 liters of water in its manufacturing process, while hemp fiber uses, on average, 675 liters per unit.

Ramie Ramie fibers are eight times stronger than cotton and have a density and absorption comparable to flax. It can be harvested four times a year, which classifies the plant as a fast-renewable resource. It doesn´t require chemical pesticides, uses little water and is resistant to bacteria and fungi.
Bamboo

Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that requires no pesticides or fertilizers. Compared to cotton farming, bamboo seems to be a much more sustainable option because it needs less water and less machinery to plant it, thus managing to recover the soil and avoid erosion.

However, bamboo fabrics are controversial. Not because of the plant, but because of the method in which they are manufactured, as this area is still underdeveloped.

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