you want to know what's in our eco & fair fashion clothes ? then we have an overview of our favorite materials for you here.
organic cotton. organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. mixed cultures and sensible crop rotation protect the soil, so that the cultivation of organic cotton uses significantly less groundwater than the cultivation of conventional cotton. Due to the traditional cultivation and harvesting methods, organic cotton cultivation usually yields lower yields than conventional cotton cultivation, but ensures fibers of the highest quality. organic cotton is often traded under the fairtrade seal, which ensures the standard of living of the workers and their families on site. whether jeans, shirt or t-shirt: clothing made of organic cotton is an integral part of our range and is used in a wide variety of styles. hard-wearing, pleasantly soft and easy-care – that convinces us across the board.
recycled cotton. some of our favorite pieces are made from recycled cotton. This is cotton leftovers that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. these come from leftovers from production as well as from clothing that has already been worn. pants from the MUD Jeans brand, for example, contain between 23% and 40% recycled denim from previously worn jeans. even wearing comfort with a smaller ecological footprint. we like!
TENCEL™ Lyocell. lyocell is a natural cellulose fiber derived from wood. to be precise, made of eucalyptus wood from sustainable forestry. cellulose is removed from the plant by chemical processes and processed into a fibre. clothing made from lyocell is soft, airy, flowing and shimmering. the fiber production is particularly sustainable. on the one hand, because eucalyptus is incredibly fast and grows densely and thus tends to yield more than cotton, for example. on the other hand, because the solvent is used again and again to enable a closed production cycle. the lyocell, which is processed in many of our products, is called tencel and is a protected product of the austrian company Lenzing ag. more on this: www.lenzing.com
TENCEL™ Modal. tencel modal, also a protected product from lenzing, is very similar to tencel (lyocell). both in the manufacturing process and in the wearing comfort of the end product. in contrast to tencel, tencel modal is made from beech wood. what convinces us: by growing in europe, there are no longer transport routes!
viscose. viscose is the name given to man-made fibers made from cellulose. these are obtained by chemical treatment of crushed wood. the viscose from lenzing - EcoVero™ - is the most ecological and cleanest viscose that can currently be produced. it is produced strictly according to the guidelines of the eu eco-label. lenzing only uses fsc- and pefc-certified wood from sustainable and above all from nearby forests. this keeps transport routes shorter and causes up to 50% fewer emissions compared to generic viscose. more about this: www.ecovero.com
linen. linen is made from flax, which is one of the oldest cultivated plants. unlike in conventional cultivation, organic linen does not use any chemical pesticides, fertilizers or genetic engineering. the plant also only needs a small amount of water. Linen is not only soft and super skin-friendly, but above all robust and fairly insensitive to dirt. a real all-rounder.
hemp. just like flax, hemp is a natural product. the plant does not require any pesticides or fertilizers and naturally needs little water. hemp thus offers a larger quantity of fibers than, for example, conventionally grown cotton on the same cultivation area with less water consumption. clothing made from hemp fiber is hard-wearing, durable and breathable. versatile, hemp is used in many of our labels in different styles.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon. nylon fiber made from waste? this works out! the econyl company shows how it's done. econyl-nylon consists of 100% regenerated nylon. from fishing nets, carpet fluff, plastic waste and fabric scraps that were fished out of the sea to be precise. econyl is used in the manufacture of socks, underwear and swimwear, among other things. more?
recycled plastic. recycled polyester is mostly made from old pet bottles. cleaned and melted, the beverage bottles can be spun into yarn just as easily as other fibers. the fiber is insulating and water-repellent, but also pleasantly fluffy. the use of recycled polyester, for example as a lining for winter jackets or as the outer material of backpacks and jackets, counteracts the global waste problem. in addition, no new petroleum-based raw materials are brought into circulation/required.