Sustainable Fibers

Overview

The textiles we use are the key ingredient that make Carnal Flora as high quality and environmentally friendly as possible. During our extensive textiles selection process we look for soft handfeeds, durability, and above all sustainable practices. We use fibers such as Tencel, Fine thread Cotton, and recycled synthetics. 

Tencel:

Tencel is a cellulosic fiber deriving from wood pulp to define a new standard of sustainable textiles. Tencel fibers are known for their natural comfort, luxuriously soft handfeel, and environmentally responsible closed loop production process which recovers 99% of its use of solvent and water.

 

Benefits of Tencel:

  • Eco Print
    Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable.
  • Color Rich
    Tencel was created with color in mind, because of the fibers’ high absorbency. The fabrics can be dyed to high quality standards.
  • Moisture Absorbent
    This eco fabric has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton.
  • Anti-bacterial
    Due to its moisture management, Tencel is also anti-bacterial.
  • Feel of Fabric
    Similar to cotton in feel. Soft, natural, and comfortable. Tencel has an extremely smooth, soft surface.
  • Great for sensitive skin
    Tencel’s smooth fiber surface feels soft and supple against the skin and its incredible wicking abilities keep the skin dry, making Tencel a great fabric for sensitive skin.
  • Durable
    This super fiber can hold up to a beating when both wet and dry, and is most conveniently resistant to wrinkles.

    Recycled Synthetics:

    Anytime we use synthetics such as polyester or polyester blends, we purchase them from our "Global Recycled Standard" certified fabric supplier. 

     

    Compliance Certificate for the Global Recycled Standard

     

    The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011. The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.

     

    The GRS is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching in more than 50 countries.

     

     

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