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Polyamide is soft to the touch, really tough and has the highest resistance to abrasion of all textile raw materials even when wet and is also very stretchy.
Polyester has excellent return conduct properties thanks to its composition at a fibre level so retains its shape and is colourfast, as well as resistant to sweat and UV-rays.
Viscose, which is also commonly known as rayon when it is made into a fabric, is a type of semi-synthetic fabric. The name of this substance comes from the process that’s used to make it; at one stage, rayon is a viscous, honey-like liquid that later settles into a solid form.
The primary ingredient of rayon is wood pulp, but this organic ingredient goes through a lengthy production process before it becomes a wearable fabric. Because of these attributes, it’s hard to determine whether rayon is a synthetic or natural fabric; while its source material is organic, the process this organic material is subjected to is so strenuous that the result is essentially a synthetic substance.
Elastane provides significant strength and elasticity and is fast drying.
Elastane is an elastic polymer (a type of plastic) first invented by DuPont in 1958.
It makes garments and trims stretchy, which allows for them to be form fitting, and provide freedom of movement.
Every product at the end of its usable life, when it is disposed of as waste,produces an impact on the environment. Products that are not biodegradable, more specifically, do not decompose after they have been landfilled, which of
course is extremely detrimental in environmental terms. On the other hand, products with enhanced biodegradability have a limited environmental impact because, after landfilling, they are turned into organic matter (biomass) and biogas which can become new resources for the environment, as well as being used for combined heat and power production.
Our goal is stop using petroleum-based fabrics and materials. Polyamide provides a great resistance, high stability, very good strength and hardness, good sliding properties and good chemical resistance. Corn Polyamide has the benefits of a common polyamide but with a natural source. Sustainably improved.
Recycled polyester is generally made by breaking down used plastic by melting it and spinning it into polyester yarn.
The benefits of recycled polyester are huge. It reduces our reliance on virgin petroleum as a raw material, as well as reducing CO2 emissions and minimizing the use of water and energy compared to regular polyester – It uses 59% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions by 32% compared to regular polyester production.
The EU estimates around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is sent to landfills every single year.
By diverting single use plastic away from landfills we are preventing it from ending up in the ocean, harming marine life. Recycled polyester can be recycled over and over again without losing its quality.
Wood from oak and eucalyptus trees is cut into tiny pieces and mashed into pulp. The pulp is broken down into a viscose cellulose ready to be woven into a fabric known as Lyocell or Tencell.
The production of lyocell produces no harmful by products and unlike other forms of forest production the farming of the trees to produce lyocell does not require irrigation or pesticides.
The amino acid that is used in the initial process of breaking down the tree pulp to a viscose sludge is non toxic and reusable. Lyocell is considered an extremely sustainable material.
Organic cotton is a great alternative to regular cotton. It’s grown without the use of toxic pesticides or fertilizers. These chemicals have an enormous impact on the earth’s air, soil water and the health of the people working closely with these pesticides. The chemicals that make up the pesticides used in regular cotton are amongst the highest toxicity levels known to mankind.
By 2025, two thirds of the worlds population may face water shortages – Organic cotton relies heavily on natural rain – meaning it uses 88% less water than regular cotton reducing pressure on local water sources. It also uses 62% less energy versus conventional cotton farming.
When you buy organic cotton you are investing in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and fairer livelihoods.
Recycled cotton can generally be described as repurposing a previous cotton fabric into a new fibre. Taking both pre consumer waste – production waste such as off cuts from the factory and post consumer waste – clothes, towels and household items. Once the cotton has been collected, it is then sorted by colour, shredded and spun into new yarn.
As most recycled cotton is already dyed, this also helps minimize the use of harmful chemicals in the production process. By choosing to regenerate cotton in such a way, we are ensuring we keep the material out of landfill. If the material cannot be used anymore, it can be downcycled into low grade products such as rags to clean aeroplanes, insulation and mop heads.
Recycled cotton reduces water consumption by up to 55%. It uses up to 62% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 35% versus regular cotton.
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