Many innovative fabric mills are now incorporating natural fibers and blend development into their textiles.
Light & comfortable, easy to wear & care, catering for a new demand for ease & comfort, all developed in the modern context of eco-design.
Natural materials boast positive performance effects such as good moisture management, thermoregulation, odor-control & antimicrobial properties. To achieve such functional properties in synthetic fibers - chemical or natural agents have to be embedded or additional fabric treatment is required.
We welcome these new performant natural materials, as they are the simplest way to care about our environment.
Garments made of natural fibers are predominantly biodegradable, while the brushed inside of a wool-, hemp- or Tencel sweater refrains from releasing hazardous micro-plastic into the sea.
In this material story we talk about fibers and blends of hemp, TENCELTM, organic cotton, Bamboo, paper yarn from Abacell and merino wool.
The Eco Award of the latest PERFORMANCE FORUM goes to a Midlayer Fleece by Utenos Trikotazas. Hemp is known for natural antibacterial and UV protection and has the most exclusive eco properties. In combination with an organic cotton (GOTS) and TENCELTM this fabric ensures perfect thermal regulation. A fully biodegradable choice.
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