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Hemp

Hemp is a truly sustainable fabric. It is one of the most eco friendly fabrics in the world. The Hemp plant requires no pesticides, crowds out weeds without herbicides, controls erosion of the topsoil, and produces oxygen. It is a renewable resource that can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and is the world’s most versatile fiber. 

  • Hypo-allergenic and non-irritating to the skin.
  • Hemp is able to kill staph and other bacteria that come in contact with its surface.
  • This eco-fabric will also protect you from the sun with its UV resistant qualities.
  • Like linen and cotton, hemp is a cool choice for summer. It breathes well. It is recommended for warm, humid climates as the fabric resists mildew and absorbs moisture.
  • Hemp's tensile strength is eight times that of cotton fibre.

Hemp's origins date back thousands of years and historians have discovered fragments of this amazing textile in as early as 8,000 BC. Hemp was used in varieties of applications in early civilizations across the globe including; Asia, Middle East and China. Hemp was used to craft paper, China, rope, ships rigged, canvas, sailcloth and sacks.

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Lyocell

Lyocell fabric is an amazing eco friendly fabric that represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. Lyocell is a natural, man made fibre. It is 100% biodegradable, perhaps the greatest benefits are the variety and exceptional comfort you can experience with lyocell clothing.

Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions.

  • This super fibre is extremely durable and is most conveniently resistant to wrinkles.
  • Lyocell’s smooth fiber is kind to your skin. Its surface is soft and supple against the skin and its incredible wicking abilities keep the skin dry, making lyocell a great fabric for sensitive skin.
  • Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable.
  • Lyocell has an extremely smooth, soft surface that drapes beautifully to flatter every figure.
  • Due to its moisture management, lyocell is also anti-bacterial.
  • Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp, the fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable.
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Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. 

  • Since the production of organic cotton does not involve the use of chemicals, it causes fewer allergies.
  • It is believed that organic cotton clothing is softer than conventional cotton clothing.
  • Organic cotton apparel also reduces respiratory problems and smells pleasant.

 

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Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. Silk is one of the finest yarns available to designers and fabric producers. It can be used for some of the most delicate and elegant fabrics. Silk fabric has so many wonderful qualities, which make it extremely versatile.

  • Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.
  • An all-climate fabric. Silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously.
  • Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.
  • In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust and its smooth surface resists soil and odors well.
  • While silk abrasion resistance is moderate, it is the strongest natural fiber and, surprisingly, it easily competes with steel yarn in tensile strength.
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 Care-Tex - Our Wash & Color Specialists

Care-Tex in Los Angeles is our go to partner for all of our wash and local dye needs.  Here are some points regarding their processes:

We use a water clarification system: This means that when we discharge water back to the city and consequently the county, the water is acid free and contains little to no solids that could potentially contaminate the public water system.

We are very diligent in collecting all solids, removing excess moisture and then disposing of it on a quarterly basis. 

We use low impact chemicals and dyes: This means that our dyes and chemicals require less water to be run effectively. They also require less energy in order to be activated. This leads to a smaller carbon footprint both in the transportation of water to our facility as well as less energy used in heating our water. As well as, less water being needed to soap off or rinse off residual chemicals/dyes.

Our large production capacity: Although we have many different sized machines to accommodate differing sample/production sizes, our large number of higher capacity machines means we are able to minimizes that number of loads required to produce large production. This means that we are able to use less water per piece than if the same sized production were split into multiple smaller loads. 

Continued monitoring: We monitor the quality of our discharged water on a daily basis. By voluntarily working with the city and allowing open access to city employees, we are vigilant in ensuring that our waste water fulfills the highest standards on a daily basis. In comparison, many other wash facilities limit their monitoring to a quarterly basis.