Eco Friendly Fibres

What are eco friendly fibres and why do we choose them?

Sustainable fashion seems to be gaining momentum and why so?  It's because sustainable fashion has less impact on our planet and we all want to do what we can to save our planet for future generations.

Wherever possible we endeavour to incorporate eco friendly fibres into our range.  Some of these fibres are labelled 'organic', e.g. silk, linen and organic cotton because they are a natural fibre and usually have less impact on our environment.  Others like Lenzing modal, viscose and tencel and bamboo are termed eco friendly because of the way they are environmentally processed or because they obtain their wood from forests which are managed sustainably.

 

Natural ~ Sustainable 

Cool and fresh, linen absorbs up to 20% of its own weight in moisture.  It's totally biodegradable and recyclable, non static and virtually lint free; a few of its excellent properties making it our preferred natural fibre - we're so in love with this fabric that we'll be crafting more of our styles from this beautiful natural fibre.

Natural ~ Sustainable
Cotton's a natural fibre and is 100% biodegradable.  It's comfortable to wear, breathable and is extremely durable.  We love using cotton as we can create the most beautiful pieces from it but we currently limit the number of styles we make in this fibre until we can source a trusted organic cotton supplier.   

 

Botanical ~ Sustainable
Renewal wood pulp that is sustainably and responsibly sourced and made into Viscose by Lenzing AG is our preferred cellulosic fibre.   As well as their current environmentally friendly processing, in 1977 the Austrian company Lenzing started using an environmentally friendly bleaching method for pulp for their cellulosic fibers; we love this idea and the company's ethos and consequently favour Lenzing's  viscose fibres because we are safe in the knowledge that they have a low environmental impact and that the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly.  Viscose is moisture absorbing and soft against the skin.

Natural ~ Sustainable
Silk is a highly renewable resource with less impact on the planet than many other fabrics.  It has good insulation properties/warm in winter, cool in summer and is one of the strongest natural fibres available.  The silk worm feeds on mulberry leaves which don't require pesticides or fertilizers to grow.   Our use of silk is limited to those few luxurious pieces that when you wear will make you feel truly amazing!