Find out what sustainable fabrics our fashion labels use, why they are sustainable, what makes them suitable for work fashion and how to take care of them.
Tencel is quickly becoming one of the most popular eco-friendly textiles around the globe. It is a natural fibre made from wood pulp – usually, eucalyptus, beech, birch and spruce trees – that is grown and replaced on specialized farms.
Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable and biodegradable solvents.
This fabric stands out for its unique physical properties such as strength, softness and efficient absorption – it is 50% more absorbent than cotton. It is also much less prone to wrinkles. It adds structure and durability to the designs without compromising on ethical practices.
You can wash your item using the delicate cycle in your washing machine. But, it’s recommended to hand washing for the safest and best results. We suggest that you drip-dry your item and avoid tumble-dry. There is no need for dry-cleaning.
Cupro is a “regenerated cellulose” fabric made from cotton waste. It belongs to the same family of fabrics as viscose, Tencel, and lyocell, for example. Because its source material is cotton waste, it is sustainable and circular by default. In the industry, this fabric is also known as better cotton or vegan silk.
In the circular economy system, cupro is produced in a closed-loop, like Tencel and lyocell. The chemicals used to produce them can be extracted and recycled many times, whilst the water can also be reused afterwards. Not only is the fabric biodegradable, but it also reduces the impact on the environment during its production. Plus, when washed, this fabric doesn’t shed plastic microfibers into the water.
Cupro shares similar properties of traditional silk: its sheer and breathable feel to the skin which renders it a luxurious fabric. When worn, it feels smooth to the touch and drapes gracefully on the body.
Cupro can be machine-washed on a delicate cycle, but hand washing is recommended for safest and best results. If machine-washing, turn your item inside out and, if possible, place it into a washing bag. Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, making sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is low. Dry the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry and avoid tumble-dry. We recommend steaming or ironing in the lowest temperature. There is no need for dry-cleaning.
Viscose is a soft and lightweight plant-based fabric, made from wood pulp, that is not toxic or polluting. As it is made from renewable plants, it is regarded in the industry as environmentally friendly and sustainable.
As it is made from renewable plants, it is regarded in the industry as environmentally friendly and sustainable.
This fabric has a great lightweight quality with a nice drape, a smooth finish, and a very soft feel. It is very absorbent and pleasant to the touch, without carrying harmful chemicals to the body or the environment.
You can machine-wash your item turning it inside out and, if possible, placing it in a washing bag. Choose a washing cycle with low temperatures and low tumble to avoid shrinking the fabric. Please, avoid tumble-dry. Hang to dry or put your item on a drying rack. You can steam to unwrinkle it.
Recycled polyester may refer to the fabric made from recycled plastic bottles or made from deadstock fabrics.
Recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles is a good way to divert plastic. The production of recycled polyester requires far fewer resources than that of new fibers and generates fewer CO2 emissions. Recycled polyester made from deadstocks makes sure there is no waste of any used sources.
Recycled polyester is a more robust material that gives structure to the designs for a sophisticated tailored yet elegant look.
Machine wash your recycled polyester item with similar colours and do not bleach. We do not recommend tumble dry, instead, hang to dry or put your item on a drying rack. Typically, recycled polyester doesn’t need ironing, but, if necessary, you can use a warm iron in lower temperatures.