- Tencel & hemp blend
- The buttons on this garment are made from a 100% natural product that comes from the seed of corozo palms
- Corozo is 100% non-toxic and biodegradable
Tencel is part of the Lyocell family and one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics available. Tencel is regenerated from sustainably-grown wood cellulose and all of the chemicals used in its production are non-toxic. The cellulose is treated in a closed-loop system, which means no waste is produced and the solvents are recycled with a recovery rate of 99.5%. The plant in which Tencel is produced is run on 100% recovered energy from solid waste.
Tencel is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen, making it perfect for travel.
Tencel will also completely biodegrade in six weeks when composed correctly, so that any fabric scraps are decomposed naturally.
Hemp has a long history of use as a fibre, having been cultivated for thousands of years. The fibre produced from pure hemp is similar to linen in texture and has various natural advantages, such as keeping you warm in winter, cool in summer, and even providing protection from UV rays.
A densely growing plant, hemp literally chokes out any competing plants, meaning harsh chemical herbicides aren't necessary. It also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. Amazingly, it also returns 60 to 70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil.
Not only is hemp gentle on the earth, it also requires very little water, particularly when compared to cotton. Hemp also requires a relatively small amount of land to cultivate.