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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.

1. Bamboo

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.

2. Hemp

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.

3. Linen

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.

Comments

  • Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:03 reply
    YEs but do you carry any of these, bamboo knits in particular?
    • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:56 reply
      Hi Sophia, we carry bamboo jersey knit as well as bamboo stretch french terry.
  • Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:44 reply
    Do you carry organic cotton?
    • Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:39 reply
      Hi Karen, We carry a selection of organic cotton t-shirt knits, a small selection of printed medium weight woven cottons (in our quilting department) and a few organic cottons twills.
  • Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:57 reply
    Do you carry any Hemp fabric?
    • Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:35 reply
      Hi Paige, we carry some hemp twill and hemp canvas as well as a couple hemp blend fabrics. Most are a natural (unbleached) colour with a couple ivory options. They range from $24.98-$27.98 per metre.
  • Sun, 05/19/2019 - 13:09 reply
    i was thinking about making my own lovey for my baby, i was wondering if you have any cotton fleece? Thanks
    • Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:57 reply
      Hi Tracy, we have cotton knits in prints and plain colours. We also have a variety of cotton flannel in different weights and qualities that comes in prints in plain colours as well. We don't really have anything in 100% cotton fleece.
  • Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:59 reply
    Bamboo isn't eco-friendly at all when it comes to turning it from natural form into fabric. It's very chemically intense to do so, and that's never going to be good for the environment. it irks me beyond imagination to see all of these companies extolling the "virtues" of bamboo material. Aside from that, there's no way of knowing if it's being harvested responsibly, what kind of land clearing might be happening to make way for more bamboo and whether or not pesticides/chemicals are being used for maximum output. It's a topic with a lot of ugliness underneath.
    • Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:16 reply
      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!
  • Fri, 08/30/2019 - 16:48 reply
    Hi, I was wondering - where are your hemp fabrics made? Do you import them from abroad or local? If import, where from? Thank you!
    • Tue, 09/03/2019 - 13:48 reply
      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]

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