FRIENDLY FIBERS

[ THE 'SUSTAINABLE' FIBER LIST GUIDE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN ]

Sustainability is a diluted term in the fashion industry. It has become an easy search and marketing keyword to communicate to a consumer that the brand may be conscious of their impact and or may try to choose better fibers for the planet. Although the there are hardly perfect fibers, one that . Usually there is a mix of pros and cons. However the truth is 

And the push from designers and consumers to brands to manufactures will ultimately push the industry sooner to a more circular fashion. 

 

Fashion designer fabric list to help guide through more sustainable options. 

 

Download ' The Friendly Fiber' List below! And check back in for more updates as the list will keep growing with advancements in the field. 

COTTON ALTERNATIVES
+ ORGANIC COTTON
ade from dextro
+ BCI
ELASTANE ALTERNATIVES
+ ECO LYCRA®

+ https://connect.lycra.com/en/Textile-Processes/Circular-Knitting/Specialty-Fiber/BIO-BASED

Bio-derived elastane with same properties as LYCRA® T162L fiber: approximately 70% by weight comes from a renewable source made from dextrose derived from corn. ​Designed for use with cotton/viscose staple yarns. LYCRA® T400® fibre also comes with EcoMade technology.

 

+ ROICA ECOSMART EF ELASTANE

+ https://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/fibers/en/roica/variation/index.html

The world's first stretch yarn made from recycled polyester.

+ ROICA V550

+ https://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/fibers/en/roica/variation/index.html

eco friendly elastane suitable for producing underwear, lace, and narrow fabrics.

+ NILLIT ECOCAR
+ SINTEX
+ ECO STRETCH
+ ECONYL VITA
+ VITA
+ RENEW PRIME
+ REVOLUTIONAL ECO
+RECYCLED STRETCH NYLON
RECYCLED NYLON
+ FULGAR Q-NOVA®
Environmentally-sustainable recycled Nylon 6.6 fibre obtained from regenerated raw materials, made from waste materials coming from the company's main production cycle. Uses MCS process - a locally-based mechanical regeneration system which does not involve using chemical materials which would detract from the sustainability of the end product. Certified and traced by the Global Recycle Standard system, the European ECOLABEL EU system and by the OEKO-TEX STD 100 CLASS I system. All these certifications vouch for the integrity of the fibre.
+ BCI

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