4 Most Popular Eco-friendly and Organic Fabrics
You may have heard a lot about eco-friendly and organic fabrics lately. Here are the top 4 eco-friendly and organic fabrics.
Bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources. It grows without the use of chemicals or pesticides, is 100% biodegradable and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo can grow up to a foot a day! Bamboo has an excellent drape and silky-cashmere feel. Bamboo is also naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and mold resistant.
Hemp plants grow quickly and densely making it difficult for weeds to hold on and as such, no pesticides or herbicides are needed in order to grow it. 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 is also insulating, absorbent, and improves over time with washing and wearing. It is UV resistant, highly breathable, fast-drying, hypoallergenic and non-irritating to skin.
Linen fibres derive from the flax plant. Linen is eco-friendly as it takes little or no pesticides to grow. Once the flax is harvested nothing is wasted as multiple by-products are made, utilizing the whole plant. Linen is cool and absorbent. It is also durable and strong, being the strongest of all natural fibres.
4. Organic Cotton
In order for cotton to be classified as organic, it must be grown on land that has had no contact with chemical pesticides and defoliants for at least three years. The sustainable farming practices used to grow organic cotton do not pollute the groundwater, surface water, soil or air. The production of organic cotton actually improves the soil quality. Organic cotton feels softer, smells cleaner, and is less likely to trigger allergies.
YEs but do you carry any of these, bamboo knits in particular?
Hi Lynn, Thanks for sharing this information. We're always open to learning more about different fibers, While bamboo can be grown in an eco-friendly way there definitely can be improvements made on how it is processed. If you have any more information you'd like to share with us please don't hesitate to do so!
HI Sarah, Sorry, We don't order any hemp fabrics directly so we don't know if they come from North America or from from abroad. if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to email us [email protected]