By Pulau Intan Lestari
Mar, 19, 2022
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As we transition from fast-fashion to better sustainable fashion, then all things about fashion industries like clothes, fabric, and even raw material should be more selective, effective, and environmentally friendly. Sustainable living is needed to create and maintain conditions, under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling of social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations.
In this article we have summarized the list of fabric materials around us, let see how sustainable they are!
Since cotton is natural fiber, it’s fully made from nature. But if we talk about sustainability it depends on how the farmers or manufacturers process that; in fact, sometimes it needs high water consumption and causes pollution, soil degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, and use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers. To make sure your cotton is sustainable, just buy from a certified organic cotton supplier.
2.Rayon or Viscose
Is made by dissolving cellulose (the main constituent of plant cell walls) into a chemical solution and then spinning it into threads. Rayon is more sustainable than petroleum synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. But, it’s not as sustainable as organic cotton.
Tencel is well known as wood-based fiber, produced from wood pulp which can be fully reverted to nature. Is Tencel good as organic cotton? Its depend or your reference, Maybe you can say Tencel is more sustainable because they require less water and energy to be produced, but cotton organic is also comfortable and easy-care.
That is some fabric material we can talk about at this time, hope it will be your reference when searching for the best sustainable fabric material for your product. At the end of the article lets us work and create the best quality product in great responsibility to nature.