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Eco-Friendly Fabrics(3)

The aim of this essay is to talk about the top 20 Eco Friendly Clothing Fabrics.

Firstly,before introduce the top 20 Eco Friendly Clothing Fabrics, i want to know the advantage of sustainable clothing.

 the advantage of sustainable clothing:

  • Easy to care for
  • Most have nature ‘ ingredients’ , like UV and insect repellents.
  • Durable and Strong
  • Timeless styles:never go out of style, after all, eco clothing has been worn for over 1 million years.

Top 20 Eco-Friendly Clothing Materials:

  1. Alpaca
  2. Ogranic Cotton:This is cotton grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers. Organic Cotton is grown under Fair Trade Guidelines and is biodegradable and compostable.
  3. Hemp: Hemp plants are made from the Cannabis sativa plant. Strong, naturally UV resistant and biodegradable and compost able.
  4. Bamboo: Bamboo grows very fast thus no pesticides are necessary.
  5. Soy:  Soy Silk is made from the  products of soy manufacturers, thus using post consumer resources. Is biodegradable and compost able.
  6. Tencell/Lyocell:Made from wood pulp from fast growing trees.
  7. Ogranic Wool: Is a great resource, providing how they are raised and treated.
  8. Jute
  9. Ingeo:Man Made Fiber derived from Corn
  10. Calico/ Muslim: Fabric made from unbleached cotton.
  11. Hessian Cloth: Woven Fabric made from jute or hemp.
  12. Recycled Polyester
  13. Corn
  14. Organic Linen
  15. EcoSpun which is a trademark name: Fabric Made from plastic containers. But there are many companies such as Prana who also produce clothing from recycled bottles.
  16. Nettle Fiber: Made from stinging nettle a weed.
  17. Spider Web Fabric
  18. Milk silk
  19. Ramie
  20. Made with recycled materials.

       Recycled Material Trivia:

  •  Fleece jackets. About 25 two-liter plastic pop bottles can be used to make one fleece pullover. About 15 will produce a fleece vest.
  •  T-shirts. Pop bottles can be recycled into a smoother polyester for use in T-shirts and other clothes. 

(*source from: http://www.greenecoservices.com/top-20-eco-friendly-clothing-fabrics/)

Some materials we are similar, but some are not. like corn, milk silk, soy, trying to become a good designer should be similar with these materials.These kind of material not only achieve environment friendly, but also can give you some ideas, When i first heard about milk silk, quiet new for me, how can milk to make cloth??maybe think about it, will give you some inspiration.

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2 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Fabrics(3)

  1. dandelion on said:

    very intereting about using different new metural to make a cloth …recycle …and i looks interesting~

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