What are Eco Friendly Fabrics and Textiles?
Eco friendly fabrics and textiles cover a wide range of natural and recycled fibers.
Certified Organic textiles are grown in controlled settings with no pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers and are certified by an international governing body such as Control Union, IMO (Institute for Marketecology) or One-Cert.
The term Eco friendly fabrics and textiles refers to a select group of fabrics and textiles that have a reduced carbon, energy and pollution impact when compared to the standard methods used to produce fabrics, textiles and manufacture clothing.
Textile refers to a, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth). Generally, eco friendly fabrics are produced from crops that do not require pesticides or chemicals to be grown, use less water and energy to be produced and processed and create less waste during production, processing and at the end of their useful lives (known collectively as their environmental footprint).
Sustainable fabrics can also refer to man made fabrics produced from renewable sources such as bamboo or wood.
There are a myriad of eco friendly fabrics whose benefits go beyond their positive social and environmental footprint.
In many cases the fabrics we will discuss are softer, more durable, hypo-allergenic, stronger, UV resistant and more moisture absorbent than conventional cotton.
• Bamboo Fabric
• Hemp Fabric
• Organic Cotton
• Tencel Fabric
• Soy Fabric