Eco-fabric has been gaining steady popularity in our increasingly environmentally aware world. But do these fabrics, even if good for mother earth, deserve to be in your closet for this new fall season? Well those of us at Adorit say “Yes!” and are here to tell you about the advantages of these sustainably made fabrics.
What are eco-fabrics?
Eco-fabrics are made from fibers that are not in contact with the use of any pesticides or chemicals during the growth process. Pesticides, although helpful in preventing damage to crops, can have dire long term effects on other plants, animals, and us! When the chemicals in pesticides are washed away by rainfall, these chemicals enter the soil. This can interfere with future crop growth, be harmful to animals who eat the plants, and can sometimes leach into the water that we drink! By purchasing and wearing eco-fabrics you are taking a wonderful step in ensuring the longevity of our beautiful planet.
And guess what there’s so much to choose from!
There are so many different kinds including Tencel, ramie, and recyclable polyester. Today we are going to talk about the ‘Big Four’ of eco-fabrics: soy, bamboo, organic cotton, and hemp! These beauties are in a lot of the clothing we have here at Adorit Boutique. Keep reading to find out why you’ll love our eco-fabric clothing.
Benefits of Soy
Soy is great for a lot more than food, and over recent years we have seen large leaps in the quality of material created from this affordable bean. Soy clothing is often referred to as “soy silk” or “vegetable cashmere”, and rightly so. Eco-fabric from soy is:
- Dries easily and quickly
- Resists wrinkles
- Has UV protection
Benefits of Bamboo
Bamboo isn’t just a snack for pandas! This seemingly rigid material yields a soft and durable fabric. Eco-fabric from bamboo is:
- Naturally Anti-bacterial
- Highly Absorbent
Benefits of Organic Cotton
Unknown to most, normal cotton uses 25 percent of the world's pesticides! This number is pretty shocking, particularly when compared to organic cotton, which is processed using natural dyes to reduce chemical usage. Eco-fabric from bamboo is:
- Pleasantly scented
- Softer than regular cotton
- Found to reduce long term respiratory issues
Benefits of Hemp
Hemp is a super star of the eco-fabric world! Hemp plants require little weeding, no pesticides, grow easily, and enrich the soil around them. Eco-fabric from hemp is:
- Naturally Anti-microbial
- Softens with age and each wash
- Mold and mildew resistant
Here at Adorit Boutique we are always searching for the best and brightest when it comes to eco-fabric. Although we have worked with many different companies over the (10!) years, Nomads Hemp Wear and Miik Clothing continue to be two of our favourites!
Nomads Hemp Wear
Despite it's name Nomads uses a variety of different eco-fabric in their articles. Most of their articles contain a blend of organic cotton, with either hemp, soy or bamboo. They make a variety of casual and comfortable clothes that you can take anywhere and still stay warm (we LOVE their tunics and leggings!).
Miik Clothing is one of our newest companies, and we are absolutely loving their products! Miik commonly uses bamboo and linen in their garments. This company is well known for its 'boss chic' style, and is a brand that can take you from an office meeting to drinks with friends! Take a peek at their stuff on our online shop and in store!