ECO-FABRICS are becoming more and more popular. Silks, organic cottons, hemp, bamboo, Lenpur, and Natural Latex are some wonderful natural fibers.
A new man-made textile that uses a renewable natural (wood pulp), that spurred a forest of similar fibres is the development of Tencel. Another fiber developed from white pine trees is Lenpur, which is a fabric suitable for lingerie.
A man made cellulose fabric with a seaweed base is called Seacell,
Where can these items be found?
We found a supplier called Organic Exchange that makes cloth from cork,, and recycled cotton.
Two major suppliers of The Lenpur and Tencel fabrics are Tenbro and Bambrotex.
Cloverbrook is a supplier for Ingeo cloth, and Spun Bamboo do a custom line of fabrics from amazing grass.
Unifi of Japan supply organic/nylon blended fabrics called Earth While.
Teijin, also a Japanese company supply polyester recycling fabrics that are used by Patagonia. There process is called EcoCircle.
Hemp fabrics can be purchased at these following sources, Rawganique, Hemp Traders, and Envirotextile.
You can find many links and references as to the different types of Green Fabrics.
Stores such as Restoration Hardware, PotteryBarn and Crate and Barrel tout their eco friendly fabrics as well.
Isn't a shame not to consider the environment when using fabrics since there are so many to choose from?
Please call us with any questions at 818-706-8825.
And as always keep our planet safe.