WE'VE FOUND SOME GREAT INSPIRATION FEATURING ECO-FRIENDLY TEXTILES
The Criteria For Organic Textiles Include:
- Purchasing local items.
- Organically grown plants.
- Renewable plants.
- Plants that use little water and space to grow.
- A minimal amount of chemicals used for processing and for natural dyes.
Hemp, the darling of the green world, grows quickly in any climate, uses little water, and requires no poisonous chemicals. Its natural color is very attractive so that it can be used without any dyes. Hemp is considered the most versatile plant on earth and can be used for almost anything – textiles, biofuel, building materials, skincare... Unlike another Cannabis Sativa (marijuana), it just can't get you high!
Soft natural colors and a wrinkled texture are the hallmark of organic cotton, and natural dyes enrich it. Never genetically modified, organic cotton does not use poisonous chemicals for growing or for manufacturing.
Organic flax is the ultimate shabby chic look. Wrinkles and a soft "hand" are the norm! This fiber requires manual weeding and crop rotation, and the fibers are artificially separated from the stalks so that water is not polluted.