Fabrics We Use For Cobalt Street Garments

Fabrics We Use

Fashion is one of the most environmentally taxing industries in the world. For our styles, we research hundreds of different fabrics to find the ones that have minimal impact on the environment without compromising on comfort or elegance of the style.

TENCEL™ is made of cellulose, a natural component of wood, making it compostable and biodegradableearning it the USDA BioPreferred® designation. Production of TENCEL™ uses significantly less water and land compared to that of other fibers, such regular cotton. We use TENCEL™ fabric blends as the primary component in these pieces

Organic cotton is grown without toxic and persistent pesticides, which leaves the soil, air and water free from harmful contaminates. Production of organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy compared to conventional cotton. We use organic cotton as the primary component in these pieces.

BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) Cotton is cotton farmed by licensed BCI Farmers. Production of regular cotton is often vulnerable to environmental degradation and poor working conditions. BCI helps farmers grow cotton in a way that reduces stress on the local environment and improves the livelihoods and welfare of farming communities by creating long-term change. We use BCI Cotton as the primary component in these pieces.

Recycled nylon diverts waste from landfills and the ocean. Recycled nylon consumes fewer resources(such as water, fuel, and energy) in production than virgin nylon. Although the process of recycling nylon is still more expensive than virgin nylon, significant research is being conducted on improving the quality and reducing the costs of recycling. We use recycled nylon as the main component in our mesh linings.

Going forward, we aim to follow the same standards that we have set when it comes to selecting the right fabric. Just as it is important to look and feel good with the right clothes, it as equally important to ensure the sustainability of the fabrics we use. 

Sources:

On TENCEL™: 1 / 2 
On BCI Cotton: 1
On Organic Cotton: 1 / 2
On Recycled Nylon: 1 / 2