What makes a fabric ecological?
All human activities leave an imprint on the planet, and dressing is not an exception. Our society produces, consumes and discards daily tons of garments, and humanity confronts itself to the challenge of making the textile industry in a sustainable activity, friendly to the planet.
That is why we support the use of ecological or sustainable fibres, as well as a responsible and rational use.
In order to certify a fabric as ecological, the production process must generate the minimum environmental impact possible.
It must use in a rational way all necessary natural resources, use the minimum of energy and water, maintain the natural characteristics of the raw materials, reduce all chemical processes and use physical or mechanical processes and use biodegradable elements which don’t impact the health of workers and users.
Every time we use ecological fibres we benefit the ecosystem, our health and society.
In our collections you may find the following fibres:
This cotton (not genetically modified) grows naturally without artificial pesticides or fertilizers, and processed without using toxic chemicals, which means it has a less negative ecological impact on the planet and workers’ heath, and preserved the land for future uses.
Estimates say that conventional cotton crops use around 20% of all the pesticides and insecticides used in the whole world, and is bleached with damaging components before being dyed with highly polluting products; all of them stay in the fabrics we later wear.
Conventional genetically-modified cotton generates poverty, as farmers end being hostages of the seed and pesticide vendors, who set the prices, not counting the awful working conditions of the harvesters, many of them kids and teenagers.
You will feel the difference…
Along with the nettle, it is the most ecological fibre available.It is a plant that grows naturally just with rainwater. Because of its toughness, it does not fall victim of plagues, so it does not need pesticides or insecticides; a chemical-free fiber that does not pollutes the soil.It is very durable due to its resistance and has great absorbing properties, it dries quickly, does not shrink when in contact with hot water and blocks almost 95% of UV and UVB radiation, so it does not fade with sunlight.Antibacterial, mold-resistant and, as it happens with bamboo, is a great thermo-regulator – suitable both for winter and summer.
Bamboo, an extra soft fibre with a delicate satin finish, is a ultra high speed growing plant, which needs just rain water, that means no additional irrigation, and highly resistant to plagues and fungi, so it doesn’t need insecticides or pesticides.
It has antibacterial and fungicidal characteristics so, apart from being respectful with our skin, it stays much longer without odours. It is a natural thermo-regulator and its internal structure facilitates transpiration and gives a fresh sensation when wearing it.
Close your eyes and touch it..
It is an innovative and healthy fibre derived from organic milk, from which casein – it’s main protein – is extracted to produce fabrics with a gloss and touch similar to silk.
It has antibacterial and high humidity absorption capability, so it allows respiration of the skin. It generates negative ions which improve air quality and stimulate blood circulation
Incredible, isn’t it?
Of very high quality, woven respecting the environment and animals, with total traceability from the animal to the fabric.
Organic wool comes from animals not treated with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, vaccines, etc. and whose food is free of pesticides, insecticides and chemical additives.
Moreover, the processing, spinning and weaving process is free of hazardous chemical products and uses a minimum of energy, producing reduced CO2 emissions.
The sustainable excellence.
As with other materials, no harmful chemicals – either to the health or the environment – are used in the production process. Moreover, the silk is extracted only from discarded cocoons, so the life of the animals is preserved.
All the shine, smoothness and warmth of silk, but respectful and kind.