Organic Clothing Materials – Cotton, Hemp, Silk and Soy
Being both ecologically and socially responsible, all our fabrics are fair trade and sweatshop free.
Recycled Soy Fabric Fiber
Soy fabric is extremely durable with a breaking strength greater than cotton, silk and wool.
Soy fiber fabric also contains bacteria resisting compounds that actually help protect the body from harmful bacteria.
This practice, of converting waste materials into other products of better quality or higher environmental value is known as up cycling.
Although it’s explosion into the fashion world is relatively new, soybean fiber actually made its debut in 1937 when it was invented by Henry Ford. During the great depression Ford was dedicated to the use of soy beans for food, fuel and fiber. He promoted soy beans as a natural nitrogen fixer for soil, a health food, a biodegradable plastic, a clean fuel, and fabric. He was often seen decked out in his snazzy soy suit and tie. Using soybeans as a miracle crop that provides many products was seen as a way to support family farms, create jobs and stabilize the economy.
However after WW2 the use of petroleum and other chemicals stimulated the growth of the rayon, nylon and cotton industries. Soy fiber was all but forgotten about until the search for a truly sustainable fabric re-birthed the soybean into the fashion world in 1998. This time it was Mr Li Guanqi of China who perfected the process, creating the even softer, cashmere-like soy fabric that is revolutionizing the Eco-fashion industry today.
Non-organic or conventionally grown cotton is considered one of agriculture’s dirtiest crops. About 25
The conventional conversion of cotton into fabric also depends on heavy use of toxic chemicals at each stage. Silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, heavy metals, ammonia and formaldehyde along with others get flushed into the water and leave residues in the fabric that can potentially harm the wearer.
When you make the choice to use organic cotton you not only support the preservation of a livable planet, you also support conscientious farming and production communities who have been producing cotton fabric without toxic chemicals for years. Their dedication and diligence produces organic cotton that is far superior to conventional cotton in both quality and safety.Our Organic Cotton Bras are a popular organic cotton item this year.
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