Ethical and Sustainable Fibres and Fabrics

There are some fabrics which are either naturally sustainable or have been developed so that they can be made without effecting the environment. These fabrics can be used to reduce the fashion industries footprint and ensuring that retailers become more aware of the fabric that they are using and the effect it is having on our one and only planet.
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Lyocell is a regenerated cellulose fibre made  from dissolving pulp. Its market name is Tencel. It shares many properties with cotton, linen and rayon.

Womens Eco friendly Scoop Neck Batwing Lyocell Top by kaliclothing

Recycled or reclaimed fibres are made from scraps of fabric wasted in the process of making clothes. These are then processed back into short fibres and spun into a new yarn. This process is still very rare as only a few factories have the available facilities and machinery.

Recycled or reclaimed fibres are made from scraps of fabric wasted in the process of making clothes. These are then processed back into short fibres and spun into a new yarn. This process is still very rare as only a few factories have the available facilities and machinery.

Recycled polyester is also becoming more popular in recent years. Made from recycled drinks bottles. Patagonia, the American Sports and Outerwear company do a lot of this and it works very successfully. It is a knitted pile fleece fabric best suited to thick and insulatory clothing. http://www.yewclothing.com/fabrics/materiality/100-recycled-polyester/

Recycled polyester is also becoming more popular in recent years. Made from recycled drinks bottles. Patagonia, the American Sports and Outerwear company do a lot of this and it works very successfully. It is a knitted pile fleece fabric best suited to thick and insulatory clothing. http://www.yewclothing.com/fabrics/materiality/100-recycled-polyester/


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