Fabrics

There is an endless variety of fabrics and fabric blends out there. Bamboo has gained alot of popularity lately, organic cotton, hemp, modal and the list goes on. We have been doing our homework. No particular type of fiber is better for the environment than the other unless you can follow the chain back to the source. How far has it traveled? How long is it going to last? How was it processed? We are doing our best to look at all the aspects and supply you with the most quality and least carbon footprint possible. We would like to share some of our research with you to help you evaluate any product that you purchase from us or elsewhere.

The main factor in any textile product is quality. If the product is of high quality it will last longer. There is no question about what is better in this case. If a non organic cotton sock lasts for 1000 uses and the organic cotton sock has a hole in the heel after 100 uses then the non organic probably has the best carbon footprint. I have a wonderful wool sweater that was made in Ireland and given to me by my fathers girlfriend 25 years ago. I still have it and wash it by hand when needed. So what I am getting at here is that above all quality is the key to sustainability.

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