Eco fabrics are the fabrics manufactured from natural and or man made fibers with the common characteristic of being earth friendly- to varying degrees. Eco-Fabrik carries products made from several Eco fabrics:
Bamboo Clothing, Really?
Organic clothing manufactured from bamboo textile fiber is luxuriously soft, highly absorbent and naturally antimicrobial. Most people when first hearing about the bamboo clothing being such an incredible fabric, tend to express their surprise or even disbelief. Those who have tried on the Ecofabrik bamboo t-shirts, bamboo polo shirts and other bamboo clothing & accessories however, became instantaneous fans of this exotic fabric.
Why Hemp Clothing?
Yes, Hemp clothing has finally made an elegant entry into the fashion world. I n quest of more durable materials and need for alternatives to harmful farming practices, man has re-discovered a centuries old product-hemp fabric. Hemp story dates back to more than 10,000 years ago with as many and diversified uses as paper making, cloth weaving, wood boards and extracted oils used for medicinal & skin care uses. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in ships rigged with ropes and canvas sails made from Hemp. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag from hemp.
What about Organic Cotton Clothing?
Undisputedly an eco fabric, organic cotton is the true green fabric of our life. Organic cotton clothing & accessories are rapidly getting acceptance in the green fashion world. Many people know or have heard about the organic food but a lot of people do not know much about the organic cotton or clothing made from organic cotton. Much like naturally grown organic vegetables and fruits, organic cotton is harvested without using chemical fertilizers and harmful pesticides. Next, organically grown cotton is processed into fiber, yarn and textile fabric without use of bleaches or any harmful chemicals and prepared for clothing & other accessories in its truly natural form. Read more
Jute- what's that?
One of the oldest natural fibers that is steadily gaining popularity in the USA due to its diversified uses and environmentally friendly properties. Jute has a long history of use in the packaging, carpets, wrapping fabrics (cotton bale), and construction fabric manufacturing industry. But, the major breakthrough came when the automobile, pulp and paper, furniture and bedding industries started to use jute and its allied fibers in resin transfer moulding, vacuum pressing techniques and injection moulding. During 1941, Henry Ford tested the strength of a car trunk made from soybean fibre and used flax. But after research jute has become the better option over flax in producing car interiors. Jute textile technology has progressed to the point that today, a large number of fashion products from hand bags to tunic tops are favored by ladies in European countries mainly because of the superior quality of the jute fabric, reasonable cost and eco friendly properties.