A wide diversity of ecological materials

Fibers and eco-friendly materials for clean and environmentally friendly textile items

There are 3 families of fibers: natural, artificial and synthetic fibers, all of which can be thought of in an ecological way. Here are some examples of eco-friendly fibers that we use to design clean, eco-friendly and textile ribbons, labels and accessories.

There are 3 families of fibres : which will be your choice ?

NATURAL FIBRES

 

Used in their natural state, requiring no chemical transformation.

 

Of vegetable origin : flax, jute, hemp, cotton…

Of animal origin : wool, cashmere, angora, silk…

ARTIFICIAL FIBRES

 

Manufactured from natural raw materials that have been transformed chemically.

 

Viscose (wood cellulose), Greencel, Lyocell, Cupro…

SYNTHETIC FIBRES

 

Derives from molecules not naturally occurring in nature that have been chemically synthesised in a man-made process.

 

Polyester, polyacrylic, aramid (kevlar), polyamide (nylon), elastane (lycra)…

Organic cotton

The cultivation of organic cotton protects drinking water from the pollution caused by chemical products.

 

Natural vegetable fibre

 

Cultivated without the use of GMOs, and free of pesticides and insecticides

 

Cultivated more than 20 different countries, including Turkey, China, India, and the United States

 

Due to non-use of chemical or toxic products, cultivation is less polluting, and safer for farmers

 

Water consumption is considerably reduced compared to conventional cotton (often irrigated).

 

Biodegradable

Tencel ™

With a half acre of eucalyptus forest, it is possible to produce a tonne of Lyocell fibre,
which is a fifth of soil/production ratio of cotton, for example.

 

 

Artificial fibre

 

Production in an enclosed circuit without the use of chemical substances, other than a non-toxic solvent that is 99% recovered.

 

Manufactured in many different countries (Austria, UK, USA) from PEFC or FSC certified eucalyptus wood mainly from Southern Africa, but also based on woods from European forests

 

 

An ecological, low-environmental impact manufacturing process, a very efficient fabric from the point of view of space used

 

Eucalyptus is fast-growing tree and does not consume much water. European forests are selfsufficient in water.

 

Biodegradable

Recycled polyester

Recycling one tonne of PET bottles would enable the saving more than 600 kg of oil.

 

Synthetic fibre

 

Manufactured from a polymer derived from the reprocessing of plastic bottles using a mechanical (rather than a chemical) process.

 

Manufactured in Europe (Italy)

 

Minimises environmental impacts due to plastic bottle waste (giving a second life to waste products).

 

The production of 1 kg of recycled de polymers consumes 94% less water than the production of 1 kg of virgin polyester

 

Recyclable many times

Greencel

Greencel is manufactured from wood pulp, a natural material that can be dissolved once again, for recycling or for re-use.

 

Artificial fibre

 

98% of the acetone used for dissolving the cellulose is recovered.

 

Manufactured in Spain. The wood pulp used in the manufacturing process is entirely sourced from suppliers that use sustainable methods, FSC, PEFC, and SFI certified

 

A clean manufacturing process that re-uses waste

 

Virtually no water is involved in the production process (only 3% of the materials used is water).

 

Biodegradable

Flax

France is the largest producer of flax in the world. 1 hectare of flax retains in one year 3.7 tonnes of CO2.

 

 

Natural vegetable fibre

 

In its cultivation and transformation, the European flax business involves 10,000 businesses in 14 countries of the E.U.

 

Cultivated mainly in Europe and above all in the north of France (Normandy).

 

The conventional cultivation of flax requires very few added products (fertiliser, phytosanitary products) and it is also organically grown

 

0 irrigation (rainwater is sufficient)

 

Biodegradable

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