All about the CONSCHES materials we use to produce our garments.
Organic certified cotton, also known as Global Organic
Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton, is a type of cotton that is grown and
processed according to strict environmental and social standards. These
standards ensure that the cotton is grown without the use of synthetic
pesticides or fertilizers, and that the farmers and workers involved in the
production process are treated fairly and paid a living wage. One of the main
benefits of organic certified cotton is that it is grown using sustainable
farming practices that protect the environment and conserve natural resources.
This includes reducing water usage, promoting biodiversity, and minimizing
pollution. Additionally, organic cotton farming helps to promote fair labor
practices and improve the livelihoods of farmers and workers.
Organic certified cotton is also free from harmful
chemicals, which means it is safer for the environment and for the people who
handle it during the production process. It is also considered hypoallergenic,
making it a good choice for people with sensitive skin.
The GOTS certification is a widely recognized standard for
organic textiles and it guarantees that the products are made from at least 70%
organic fibers, and that the remaining 30% are also produced using
environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Tencel or Lyocell is a type of cellulosic fiber that is derived from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees. The process of creating Tencel involves breaking down the wood pulp into a pulp slurry, and then spinning it into fibers using a closed-loop process that recycles the solvents used.
This makes Tencel a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional cellulosic fibers such as rayon or viscose. One of the main benefits of Tencel
is that it is highly absorbent, which makes it a comfortable and breathable choice for clothing and other textiles. It is also soft to the touch and has a smooth, cool feel against the skin. Tencel fibers are also strong and durable, which means that Tencel clothing can withstand regular wear and tear and last for a long time.
Tencel is also considered an eco-friendly option as the process of producing Tencel is closed-loop, which means that the solvents used are recycled and not released into the environment. The eucalyptus trees used for Tencel production are also grown on sustainable, managed forests.
Tencel is gaining popularity in the fashion industry due to its environmental and performance benefits.
Overall, Tencel (also known as Lyocell) is a versatile and eco-friendly cellulosic fiber that offers many benefits. Its softness, absorbency, and durability make it a comfortable and practical choice for garments.
Cotton is a natural fiber that is derived from the seedpod of the cotton plant. It is one of the most widely used fibers in the world and is used in a variety of textiles. Cotton is known for its softness, breathability, and durability, making it a popular choice for a wide range of products. Cotton is also hypoallergenic, which makes it a good choice for people with sensitive skin. It is also easy to care for and can be washed and dried without shrinking or losing shape. Cotton is also an environmentally friendly fiber. It is a renewable resource that is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
Organic cotton farming practices also help to conserve water and protect soil health. However, it's worth mentioning that the traditional cotton farming methods are associated with high water consumption and the use of pesticides, which can have negative effects on the environment. Therefore, it's important to consider the environmental impact of cotton products that is why we opt for organic or more sustainable options when possible, like certified organic cotton.
Cupro is a semi-synthetic fabric made from the cellulose fibers of cotton. The process of creating cupro involves treating the cotton fibers with chemicals to remove the natural impurities, and then spinning the fibers into a soft and silky fabric. Cupro is also known as "vegan silk" as it is made from natural materials but has a texture similar to silk.
One of the main benefits of cupro is that it has a very similar look and feel to silk, but it is more sustainable and eco-friendly. Cupro is biodegradable and can be produced using sustainable farming practices. It is also hypoallergenic and breathable, making it a comfortable choice for clothing and other textiles. Additionally, cupro is wrinkle-resistant and easy to care for, making it a practical option for everyday wear. It is also a durable fabric, and it can last a long time if it's properly cared for.
Overall, cupro is a sustainable and versatile fabric that offers many benefits. Its soft and silky texture, breathability and durability make it a comfortable and practical choice for clothing and other textiles.
Elastane, also known as spandex or lycra, is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a man-made polymer, which is often blended with natural fibers such as cotton, wool, or silk to create fabrics that have stretch and recovery properties.
One of the main benefits of elastane is its ability to stretch and recover to its original shape. This makes it a popular choice for clothing such as leggings, yoga pants, and activewear, as it allows for a comfortable fit and freedom of movement. Elastane is also known for its durability and resistance to wear and tear, which means that clothes made with elastane can last a long time. Additionally, it is easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried like other synthetic fibers.
Deadstock or circular fabrics are a popular choice among sustainable fashion brands looking to reduce waste and make the most of leftover materials. These fabrics are left over from previous production and are no longer needed by manufacturers, but they still have plenty of value and potential.
By using deadstock fabric, we are able to create unique, one-of-a-kind garments while also reducing the environmental impact of textile production. These fabrics are coming from overproduction, or are remains of high-end designer creations that would otherwise have to be destroyed, this is a second chance for these precious fabrics. Additionally, since the fabric is no longer being produced, it can add a sense of exclusivity and rarity to the garments that are made from it.
Deadstock fabrics can be composed of any materials. Here we also use synthetic fibers, because we see the ecological benefit in using fabrics that are already in circulation. Deadstock fabrics are reducing waste and creating unique garments.
Viscose is a type of semi-synthetic cellulose fiber, which is made from natural raw materials such as wood pulp.
The process of creating viscose involves breaking down the cellulose fibers in wood pulp using chemicals, and then spinning the resulting solution into fibers. Viscose fibers are known for their soft, silky texture and good draping properties, which make them a popular choice for clothing, bedding, and other textiles. Viscose fibers can be dyed easily, allowing for a wide range of color options.
It is also a very versatile and popular material that is used in a wide variety of textiles. However, it's important to note that the production of viscose has a significant environmental impact, as it requires large amounts of water and chemicals, and generates pollution. Therefore, we try to avoid using Viscose and try to use Ecovero Viscose, the ecofriendlier option.
Wool is a natural fiber that is obtained from the fleece of sheep, goats, and other animals. It is a renewable resource and is known for its durability, warmth, and moisture-wicking properties. One of the main benefits of wool is its ability to regulate body temperature. It is naturally insulating, which means it keeps you warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather. This makes it a popular choice for clothing such as sweaters, socks, and outerwear.
Wool fibers have a natural crimp, which gives them a high level of elasticity and resilience. This means wool fabrics can withstand stretching and bending without losing their shape. Wool is also naturally stain and odor resistant and requires less washing than other fabrics.
Wool is also environmentally friendly because it is a natural, renewable resource. It is biodegradable and can be recycled or composted. Some wool production methods use sustainable practices and support local communities.
Overall, wool is a natural fiber that offers many benefits and can be environmentally friendly if produced sustainably.