Recycled scraps of fabric left on the cutting-room floor of garment factories turned into yarns ready to be used again. Think of the natural resources conserved: land, water, energy! The recycled fibers retain color from the source garments, so some don't even waste extra water and energy being dyed, and the ones that are re-dyed need less dye to reach the desired color.
Is a yarn made of wood pulp cellulose. Yeah, trees! And not just any trees, but trees managed for sustained harvest and often grown without pesticides. Turning the trees into yarn takes less energy and water than the processing of cotton, and TENCEL® requires even less dye than cotton.
Is a blend we absolutely love to use. It combines the sturdiness of the Eco2cotton® with the glide and shine of TENCEL®. Currently this fiber can be seen in our Elevation line of wraps. Wraps comprised of this blend will be 50% cotton, 25% Eco2cotton®, 19% TENCEL®, 6% polyester.
It may seem a bit redundant, but we are pick and pick junkies and are always looking for new ways to create more dynamic colors. We find that these wraps are unbelievably supportive and break in so wonderfully. We're excited to release this blend in the coming year.
This blend will be making its debut this year. Cotton and TENCEL® are just so good together.
What can we say, we love a good cotton wrap. Our mill makes sure that our cotton is ethically sourced from the USA. Our Enchantments line is 100% cotton!
Mercerization is a process that makes the yarn smoother, stronger and able to absorb dye better. John Mercer, an English textile chemist, developed the technique in 1844 to improve the dye qualities of cotton yarn. We love it in wraps because it has an amazing lustre and floppiness straight out of the wash.