Know Your Fabrics

Organic Cottonis generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as India, Turkey, China and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides aside from the ones allowed by the certified organic labeling.

Pima CottonIn addition to being softer than regular cotton, pima cotton is known to be more durable. It is resistant to common issues like fraying, tearing, and general wear and tear, while regular cotton tends to show signs of age sooner. Pima cotton is an ultra-soft fabric that incorporates long cotton fibers. Most types of cotton use relatively short fibers, but Pima is one of a few kinds of cotton that are considered to be extra-long staple (ELS) cotton, which means that they are composed of fibers that are longer than 34 millimeters.

Supima CottonSupima cotton is the trademark use for a superior type of cotton grown in the USA. It represents less than 1% of cotton grown in the world. What makes Supima unique to other cottons is the extra-long staple fiber that gives the cotton its premium properties: Strength, Softness and Color retention.

Modal Fabric: Modal fabric is a bio-based fabric that is made from spinning beech tree cellulose. Modal is generally considered a more eco-friendly alternative to cotton because beech trees don't require much water to grow and therefore the production process uses about 10-20 times less water.

Bamboo Fabric: Bamboo textile is any cloth, yarn or clothing made from bamboo fibres. Its durable while remaining soft. Thanks to micro-gaps in the fabric, products made with bamboo are softer than those made with cotton and able to absorb moisture well. Learn more about bamboo HERE!

MuslinLightweight and very breathable, muslin is a loose plain weave cotton material that dates back to Ancient India. It’s made using the plain weave technique, which means that a single weft thread alternates over and under a single warp thread. Muslin is one of the gentlest and purest fabrics available. Bamboo muslin combines both bamboo and cotton together creating an even softer and more breathable fabric.

Linen: Linen is a fiber made from the flax plant, which is typically grown without the use of pesticides and requires less water and energy to produce. It transitions easily from season to season, keeps the body at a comfortable temperature and gets softer with each wash and wear, making it durable and timeless.

Spandex: Spandex is a synthetic fabric that is prized for its elasticity. Contrary to popular belief, the term "spandex" is not a brand name, and this term is used to generally refer to polyether-polyurea copolymer fabrics that have been made with a variety of production processes. The terms spandex, Lycra, and elastane are synonymous. It is a plastic based fabric that is NOT bio-degradable.