Bamboo is an incredibly sustainable plant known for its fast growth and positive environmental impact. It enhances soil quality, yields more wood per acre than traditional trees, absorbs and stores a significant amount of CO2, and releases more oxygen. Regarding sustainable farming practices, bamboo meets all the criteria for being an environmentally conscious choice.
However, when it comes to using bamboo as a fabric, there are some concerns to consider. While organic and sustainably produced bamboo fibers are available, many textiles labeled as "green" fail to address the processing methods involved. These processes often include using dyes that contain harmful substances like lead, mercury, and other heavy metals, as well as mutagenic chemicals and endocrine disruptors. This poses risks to consumers and workers in these factories and the waterways that receive untreated waste from the manufacturing process. It's essential to be aware of these potential drawbacks when considering bamboo as a fabric choice.
Eucalyptus trees offer several advantages as a natural resource. They are adaptable to low rainfall areas and are known for their efficient water usage. Additionally, they produce a fragrant oil, have visually appealing leaves suitable for sun printing, and their seeds can be used for natural dye production.
Like bamboo, the process of turning eucalyptus into yarn involves using chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health. If the processing is not done in a closed-loop system, these chemicals may be released into the atmosphere. Also, sourcing eucalyptus wood can contribute to deforestation and climate change, as many trees are cut down yearly for production.
Our 100% organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals or pesticides, making it safer for consumers and workers. The natural fibers are soft, strong, and gentle on sensitive skin. Organic farming practices used to grow cotton help with better soil health, reduce water usage, and lower CO2 emissions, benefiting the environment.
While organic cotton may have a higher price tag, its exceptional durability makes it a worthwhile long-term investment.
Natural fabrics like linen are appropriate for winter and summer as well. It comes from flax, a plant that doesn't need much water and is resistant to pests. All Cotton and Linen linen is certified organic, which is rare in the industry. It's woven to be soft, durable, and thicker than most linen sheets, making it gentle on sensitive skin and long-lasting.
Organic linen can be expensive due to its limited supply, and flax can only be planted every seven years. However, investing in our linen is worth it because it's made to last and supports organic flax farmers. These farmers also grow other organic food crops during the years when flax isn't harvested, contributing to a sustainable agricultural system.