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5 Eco-Friendly Fabrics to Invest in for the New Year

DECEMBER 24, 2019
    
What is your vision for 2020? A more sustainable wardrobe might be on your list. Here are our top 5 eco-friendly fabrics to look out for the new year paired with styles from our selection of sustainable brands. 


   
Tencel
   
TENCEL™ was recently featured on Vogue and Cosmopolitan for it's versatility and it's easily biodegradable nature. Made in a closed-loop process with wood pulp from sustainably harvested trees, it stands out for it's soft feel and it's ability to hold dye to make vibrantly colorful textiles.
Sienna Cropped Sweatshirt   


Cupro
   
Cupro is made by taking the fine cotton plant strands stuck to the seeds that are usually thrown away. Commonly used as a replacement for silk, this cousin to Tencel, is also made with a closed loop system. Meaning there's no wasted water because the chemicals used can be easily extracted and reused for the next round of production.


Hemp
   
From health foods, clean beauty, to bioplastic - hemp can do it all. The densely growing weed has been used for centuries as a textile. Hemp is versatile as it easily blends with other fibers to create fabrics of different textures. Requiring very little water to grow, it also has "various natural advantages such as keeping you warm in winter, cool in summer and even protecting you from UV rays"
   


Recycled Cotton
   
Recycled cotton is made from pre-consumer and post consumer waste. Cotton is by far the most commonly used natural fiber for clothing. Using recycled cotton significantly cuts down on textile waste, decreases the natural resources needed to grow cotton and produce more cotton products.
   


Linen 
   
Often, Linen doesn't need to be dyed as it is naturally ivory, grey, and tan. When untreated, linen is 100% biodegradable. Flax, the plant linen is made from, uses less water to grow and can be made into many products, resulting in less to zero waste. Favored in the summer, it absorbs moisture and handles high heat with ease.

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