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Behind The Scenes: What is EcoFabric™?

January 12, 2018

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It doesn't take much time browsing our website to realize how obsessed we are with our EcoFabric™. Our blend of Bamboo Viscose, Organic Cotton and Spandex is a winner for its hand feel and sustainable qualities.

Eco MediumDid you know we offer two different weights of EcoFabric™? Our pajamas and nightgowns have a lighter weight, while our Athleisure line of yoga pants and shorts uses a heavier weight for your active needs.

Our EcoFabric™ is comprised of mostly Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton. But what makes these two fibers so special?

Bamboo Viscose

BambooBamboo Viscose is a cellulose fiber that is extracted from natural bamboo and reshaped into viscose through a process of treatments. The cellulose material is dissolved in a strong solvent to make it thick. It creates a solution that is pushed through a spinneret where the strands solidify into fiber.

We learned the bamboo plant is the fastest growing woody plant in the world! They also can grow in diverse climates. With over 1600 species, you can find bamboo plants in cold mountain climates to hot tropical ones. The growth rate and diverse location makes this plant a sustainable resource.

Because it is a grass, bamboo regenerates after being cut just like a lawn. Harvesting regularly actually helps to benefit the health of the bamboo. Bamboo planting in destructed native forests can also slow deforestation. Because it will continuously regenerate after being cut, it only has to be planted once.

We know that bamboo needs very little water consumption and does not need pesticides or fertilizers in growth. It is a great organic base for textile fibers.

 

Organic Cotton

CottonEveryone knows cotton and most everyone knows that it is a plant. It is not man made. It is a natural fiber.

What many people don't realize is the amount of chemicals and pesticides used to produce cotton. These synthetic fertilizers create devastation to soil, water and the air.

With this knowledge, we agreed that the alternative better suited our beliefs: organically grown cotton. Cotton that is grown without harmful chemicals. Organic farming is time consuming and costs more, but its worth it.

To ensure our cotton is organic as defined by the USDA's National Organic Program, we require certificates. These can be issued to farms, factories  and shipments that adhere to organic practices.

At Fishers Finery, we always want to choose the right thing. It may be the path less traveled, but it makes sense to us. There are always ways to be better, and we strive to continue to grow and choose fabrics and processes that are better for the environment.

 

 

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