Right now we will use organic cotton and hemp, which are more readily available. Different fabrics and blends will be introduced in the future.
For our products with Cotton, we only use organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown without synthetic chemicals and synthetic pesticides or genetically modified seeds. This is not only healthier for the environment but also for our customers.
According to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), 56% of the world’s cotton is purely rainfed and doesn’t require irrigation. Our goal is to get fabric from farming practices that don’t rely on outdated and wasteful irrigation systems, but rather efficient and measured drip-feeding systems. We don’t want to contribute to a stressed water cycle and permanently reduce water table levels.
Another textile we use is Hemp. Hemp fabric is a type of textile that is made using fibers from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant.
The production of Hemp requires less land than cotton, and it also releases less toxic substances into the soil and the wider ecosystem. Hemp is also considered to be a carbon negative raw material, which means that it absorbs more carbon than it produces. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil.