our choice of fabrics
organic

Organic textiles are grown in monitored settings with no pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals. Only natural fertilizers are used and the soil and water are spared from the chemical soup that comes from conventional cotton.

eco fibers

Eco fibers are fibers that do not require the use of any pesticides or chemicals to grow. They are naturally resistant to mould and mildew and are disease free. Hemp, linen, bamboo and coir are eco-friendly fibers. There are also eco fibers created from the end product of other processes, generally from food wastes.
Such fibers are produced from soy, coconut, corn and chitin (crab shell).

cotton vs organic cotton

Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics in the world. It has traditionally been grown with mass use of pesticides, chemicals, and water. The chemicals used in conventional cotton account for up to ½ of the worldwide pesticide use. Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without chemical pesticides and defoliants. Fertilizers that are used include compost, manure, naturally derived mineral and plant fertilizers and crop rotation. Insect controls involve the use of beneficial insects and natural pesticides certified for organic crops. Organic cotton is also processed without oils, chemicals, and pesticides. Organic cotton feels softer, smells cleaner, and is less likely to trigger allergies. The sustainable farming practices used to grow organic cotton do not pollute groundwater, surface water, soil, or air.

bamboo

Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Bamboo grows quickly, it is biodegradable and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo is a fast growing plant, with shoots averaging 24 to 36 inches or more in a 24 hour period. Bamboo fabric is naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic and thermal regulating. It is also resistant to mold. After multiple washings, over 70% of the bacteria cultured on bamboo textiles are destroyed by the fiber. Bamboo breathes and wicks moisture away due to its porous nature.

hemp

Hemp, a cellulose fiber is one of the longest and strongest fibers and therefore it does not require any pesticide, insecticidal or herbicidal use. Hemp does not exhaust the soil and enables sustainability by leaving the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crops. Hemp is an extremely durable fabric, and it has eight times the strength of cotton. Hemp outwears cotton and other natural fabrics. Hemp is also more insulating, absorbent and improves with washing and wearing.

tencel

Tencel (Lyocell) is the first new fiber in 30 years, and being made of wood pulp cellulose is biodegradable like other natural fibers. Tencel is a manufactured fiber, but it is not synthetic, as produced in a non-chemical manner, this fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources,. Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. Tencel is cellulose which is processed with a non-toxic, recyclable dissolving agent, most of which is recycled back into the fiber manufacturing process.