We try, as much as we can, to use sustainable and environmental conscious fabrics on our garments.
TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers help to maintain the environmental balance by being integrated into nature’s cycle. The fibers originate from the renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.
CUPRO is a “regenerated cellulose” fabric made from cotton waste. It’s in the same family of fabrics as rayon, viscose, Tencel, Modal, and Lycocell, which are all made from plant-based materials that are chemically processed to produce a smooth fabric.
The sustainability of Cupro
- It’s made from cotton linter, a waste product of cotton. Yay for reducing waste!
- It’s produced in a closed loop like Tencel and Lyocell, which means that the chemicals used can be extracted afterwards and the water can be reused.
- It’s made from 100% plant-based materials, so it’s biodegradable.
- It can be washed in water (either machine-washed or hand-washed).
MODAL is manufactured from cellulose using chemical processing, just as are bamboo, rayon (viscose) and lyocell. In the case of modal, the cellulose comes from softwood trees. The manufacturing process is closed loop, which means that the chemicals used in processing are captured and reused. The small amount of discharged is considered non-hazardous. The finished textile is biodegradable and also takes well to natural dyes, eliminating the need for more harmful chemical dyes.