Almost all the fabrics and yarns shown on this website are made from natural materials. Usually they are of vegetable origin, sometimes (as in wool or silk) of animal origin. Only one of the fabrics is really man made, tencel. Sometimes we accept a small percentage of elastane in the fabric. Beneath you'll find some general info about the materials.
Ecological Textiles offers a range of organic cotton fabrics, ribbons, yarns, fibers etc. More info about organic cotton in general and about why we primarily source Turkish organic cotton can be found here.
Hemp is considered to be one of the most useful plants. Hemp is relatively
easy to grow, doesn't require much water, and has almost no natural ennemies.
Almost everywhere it is grown without herbicides and insecticides. Hemp fabrics are becoming more and more popular, not only amongst designers but also amongst consumers.
Truly sophisticated fabrics from wool, knitted as well as woven, and even GOTS certified.
Linen is made from the flax plant and was probably the first vegetable fiber used for making clothing. A natural fibre with a long tradition, highly appreciated and looking beautiful.
A manmade fiber, made from eucalyptus. It feels soft and smooth, is produced eco-friendly, has excellent anti-UV and anti-bacterial properties, is perfect for printing on. Tencel may well become one of the most important textile materials.
For centuries silk has represented ultimate luxury and it still does. The unsurpassed beauty of silk is equalled by its excellent clothing comfort. And
now it is also available in GOTS-certified qualities.