With a long history stretching over five millennia, linen is such a deep-rooted fabric that many say linen when they mean fabric in general, despite linen’s merely 1% volume of … Read more
Bamboo fabrics are touted for being sustainable, but many have legitimate concerns. Though the fast-growing, easy-to-regenerate bamboo plants have great potential for sustainability, greenwashing practices can mislead consumers in their … Read more
EcoVero™ is a relatively new viscose fabric, produced and trademarked by Lenzing AG since 2017. And Lenzing AG, as a company, is ranked in the top position of the Viscose … Read more
Reclaimed wood is wood that has been saved and repurposed. Using reclaimed wood has many environmental benefits, including reducing wood waste, lessening the pressure to cut down living trees, and … Read more
Bamboo modal fabrics are made in a chemical process using cellulose fibers from bamboo as raw materials. Its ultra-soft property is one of the many things that set bamboo modal … Read more
Bamboo viscose fabrics are made in a chemical process using cellulose fibers from bamboo as raw materials. Its silk-like property is one of the many things that set bamboo viscose … Read more
Bamboo lyocell fabrics are made in a chemical process using cellulose fibers from bamboo as raw materials. Bamboo lyocell is only one of several bamboo fabrics – a term that … Read more
Rayon is the first ever regenerated cellulose fiber invented. With the development of technology, three generations of rayon have emerged: viscose, modal, and lyocell. Though all of these fibers come … Read more
TENCEL™ is a fabric trademark that has become a common fabric for many products. The Austrian company Lenzing AG trademarked TENCEL™ for their two rayon fabrics: TENCEL™ Modal and TENCEL™ Lyocell. However, the term “Tencel” is often used interchangeably for only lyocell, one of the more sustainable fabrics. So we had to ask: How sustainable are TENCEL™ fabrics?
Modal, or modal rayon fabric, was first developed in 1951 in Japan as an alternative to silk. This fabric is soft like silk but highly breathable and durable. However, some modal manufacturers still depend heavily on fossil fuels for energy and artificial chemicals. So we had to ask: How sustainable are modal fabrics?