Have you ever wondered why some fabrics are more sustainable than others?
Why is organic cotton so special or important that wool is responsible?
Discover here the most respectful fabrics with the planet!
Linen is one of the most sustainable materials out there, as well as being one of the oldest fabrics. This plant needs less water for cultivation than cotton, because irrigation from natural rain is usually enough. Another benefit is that it has a high rate of absorption of environmental CO2, that is, it helps clean the air. In addition, the clothes created with this plant also benefit the planet even when you no longer use it, because being made of a biodegradable material it will take fewer years to disappear.
Sustainable wool is similar to conventional wool, but is sourced from animals raised on farms using best practices to protect the land and animals. The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) program guarantees adequate feed and clean water for animals, safe farms, well ventilated, in optimal sanitary conditions, without excessive cold or heat, with enough space, etc. It also requires that all workers have the necessary knowledge to know how to treat animals in any situation. You can find more information here
Its biggest difference from ordinary cotton is that it is toxic-free throughout the entire process, from cultivation to production. Thanks to this, the earth does not absorb any pesticides or chemical fertilizers that can filter and contaminate other farms, rivers or seas, in addition, farmers work in a safer environment avoiding suffering some type of poisoning, and you will wear clothes without toxic, better for your skin, avoiding allergic reactions.
Recycled polyester, often called rPet, is made from recycled plastic bottles, which helps keep landfills and oceans plastic-free. The bottles are turned into flakes, then pellets, and finally yarn for clothing, using less energy than creating conventional polyester. In addition, the quality of the fiber is maintained and the process can be repeated infinitely. Although the creation of this material has many benefits for the environment, it is important to remember that it is still plastic and that the garment will take years to disappear from the planet.
In recent years, new sustainable viscose has been developed, such as ECOVERO™, which is more respectful of the planet than normal viscose. Wood and cellulose from certified and controlled forests are used, which are treated with chemical products that are later reused (to avoid discarding them) or non-toxic solvents. This process reduces the environmental impact of its emissions and water use during its manufacture by up to 50%, thanks to the fact that the forests are next to the factories and the reuse of the products used.