Textiles are fabulous but can be quite tricky to understand. There are three types of fibers - Natural fibers, Regenerated fibers and Synthetic fibers - that we generally use for textile production. We hope this small guide can unravel some of the basics, such as characteristics, main suppliers, manufacturing process and the environmental impact, regarding the most common textiles one come across when buying clothes.
the natural ones
Cotton, Linen, Silk & Wool comes from vegetables/plants, animals and minerals. Press learn more to open up in depth information about each material.
the regenerated ones
Fibers, such as Viscose and Lyocell are made from natural cellulose but with added chemicals. Modal, Cupro and Acetate are other fibers produced this way. Press the button below to learn more about the origins of these fabrics.
the synthetic ones
These fabrics are completely man-made. Examples are Polyester, Elastane and Acrylic. Reade more to know about their environmental impact, where they come from and other characteristics.