A BRIEF GUIDE TO ORGANIC FABRIC
We have some incredible suppliers of organic and sustainable garments. We are seeing a steep rise in requests for uniform made from recycled or organic fabric. It’s an important step forward for us to be able to offer a friendlier alternative to our customers who favour materials that care for the skin and the environment. Our supply chain benefits from the strictest environmental certificates and labels in the market.
Our main supplier of cotton polos does not use standardised cotton; it is always 100% organic. Organic cotton is a natural, GMO free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. It’s production does not involve the use of chemicals (fertilisers and pesticides) and encourages crop rotation to keep the soil healthier, increase fertility and maintain humidity. Any waste from the cotton production is recycled for the animal feed industry.
TENCEL® & MODAL®
Tencel® and Modal® are biodegradable and made from eucalyptus or beech tree pulp. Eucalyptus is known for being a fast growing wood that does not require irrigation. The Tencel® manufacturing process has received the ‘European Award for the Environment’ from the European Union due to it’s low emissions. The cellulose fibres used by our suppliers are sourced exclusively from the Austrian manufacturer Lenzing, the first fibre manufacturer to have received the EU Ecolabel, which promotes environmental excellence.
Linen is a tough natural fibre that is extremely ‘eco-friendly’. It can be grown without the use of either chemicals or irrigation. Natural precipitation is all that it requires. In addition, each plant also absorbs a large quantity of carbon.
Our main supplier uses recycled polyester to make it’s wind cheater jackets and as a complement to the organic cotton in some of their sweatshirts. One jacket enables the recycling of between 7 & 8 PET plastic bottles.
We are proud to say our main suppliers of organic and cotton garments are PETA certified. They do not commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products.
If you are interested in a more sustainable uniform get in touch with us today.