A Natural Choice
In our aim to reduce the environmental impact of our products, natural fibres play a huge role, and where possible, we aim to always use them in the lining of our products.
Natural fibres are a sustainable resource, in that they are renewable and biodegradable and can be used without depleting or damaging the environment. We constantly assess the market for natural fibres that are less resource intensive, reduce waste and ultimately reduce our impact on the planet.
What is Tencel™?
Tencel Lyocell fibres are capable of producing a revolutionary fabric derived from eucalyptus wood pulp. The sources are controlled and certified by stringent guidelines set by the Lenzing Wood and Pulp policy. The fibres are produced in an environmentally responsible closed loop production process based on solvent-spinning.
The fibres are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and so can fully revert back to nature. In addition, the dyeing required to colour the fabric is far less intensive than other fibres.
You can find out more about this incredible fabric below.Find out more
How is it made?
Cupro is a “regenerated cellulose” fabric made from cotton waste. It is made using the silky cotton fibres, known as cotton linter, that stick out of the cotton seed and that are too small to spin. The linter is dissolved into a cuprammonium solution, which is a mixture of copper and ammonium, before being spun into fibre. Like Tencel it is a plant-based material that is chemically processed to produce the fabric.
It is biodegradable as well as easily recycled, since it’s made from 100% plant-based materials. The Cupro we buy is made from Bemberg™ fibres and is purchased from a small supplier in China. You can find out more about Bemberg below.Find out more
Tencel - Turkey
Cupro - Hangzhou, China