Our goal at Sustain Wear is to create sustainable clothing that lasts longer without harming the environment. We achieve this by using only environmentally friendly materials in our collections, such as:
Acetate is a synthetic fiber made from cellulose soft and cool against the skin, with a soft fall and nice luster. To reduce the environmental impact, wash the garment at 30 degrees.
Recycled polyester is made from recycled PET bottles. Manufacturing requires fewer resources than new fibers, and generates fewer CO2 emissions. The fiber is elastic and very resistant. The durable and soft material does not wrinkle.
LENZING ™ ECOVERO ™
ECOVERO's fibers are manufactured with pulp from renewable wood from responsibly managed forests that are certified. LENZING's ECOVERO ™ has up to 50% lower emissions and water impact than generic viscose. It has been awarded the EU Ecolabel eco-label for the fibers, this is only given to products that meet high environmental requirements throughout the life cycle.
Linen is a natural fiber that comes from the flax flower stems. The self-sufficient fiber doesn't require fertilizer, pesticides, or irrigation, and it helps clean contaminated soil from heavy metals. The fibers have a high tensile strength even in the wet state, which makes flax products known to be durable and enduring.
Tencel is an environmentally friendly material made from cellulose and is a growing tree species and has a natural origin. The wood raw material is FSC-certified, which means sustainable forestry. The fabric is manufactured in a more environmentally friendly way where the chemicals used in production are kinder to the environment and production has a closed system, which means that about 99.8 percent of the chemical solution can be recycled and reused. It is biodegradable and recyclable. Tencel is durable and feels soft against the skin. Tencel transports moisture and dries quickly. The fabric rarely gets wrinkled and is antibacterial.
Wool is an animal's natural fiber. Merino wool consists of ultra-thin fibers and smoother fibers than, for example, wool. Merino wool does not itch and feels soft against the skin and is temperature-regulating. The fibers of merino wool have a wavy structure that makes it more stretchy so that the clothes retain their original fit longer. The fabric has natural UV protection and is biodegradable.
Cashmere comes from the wool of the cashmere goat. Cashmere feels soft and warm on the skin and has a really beautiful quality. Thanks to the quality, cashmere has a long life cycle. Cashmere is sustainable due to it being a renewable source, you do not need to wash it as often which helps with saving water. Cashmere needs to be washed carefully by hand.
To produce regular cotton takes a huge amount of water and hazardous chemicals. To make a sweater out of regular cotton takes about 2700 liters of water.
Better Cotton Initiative is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the cotton industry for the environment and for those who produce it. BCI trains the cotton farmers to use more environmentally friendly but also socially and economically sustainable cultivation methods. BCI cotton helps with reducing water use and chemical emissions. BCI cotton is durable, soft to the skin, and has high absorbency. Read more about BCI at https://bettercotton.org