1. Grows organically, without chemicals
Our bamboo is grown in the rainy Sichuan province of China and relies solely on rainfall to grow. Bamboo is grown without fertilizers or pesticides and requires no irrigation, only rainwater. The fast-growing, raw bamboo stems are cut into chunks, ready for the next step.
2. A closed-loop system
The raw bamboo is soaked in an organic solution to soften. The system is closed-loop - all liquid is recycled and all solvents are captured and removed to ensure that the process is as eco-friendly as the bamboo itself.
3. Dehydration and grind
The dehydration process allows us to extract the bamboo pulp that is then dried into flat sheets. When the bamboo sheets are completely dry, they are ground into a soft fabric.
4. Zero-waste design
The fabric is then extruded and spun into a viscose yarn that we use to knit our garments. The garments are knitted in tubes resulting in very little fabric wastage and seamfree design.
1. Bamboo Lyocell
Bamboo Lyocell is made with pure organic bamboo pulp; it is crushed, washed and spun into yarns. Traditional lyocell is made from wood, but bamboo lyocell is a renewable plant source.
After the bamboo is harvested in FSC certified fields, the bamboo is cut into small pieces and ground into a pulp. This pulp is then dissolved by non-toxic chemicals and what remains is raw cellulose.
3. Raw cellulose
This pulp is then dissolved and what remains is raw cellulose. At this stage of the process, the raw cellulose is pushed through spinnerets and the bright white Lyocell fibres then emerge. These fibers are then spun into yarn which is eventually woven into fabric.
Bamboo requires no pesticides, no fertilizers and far less water to grow than other plants. Lyocell is a closed-loop process that uses a non-toxic solvent and promotes a mindful use of energy and water = zero waste.
1. Planting and growing
Organic farmers use biologically-based rather than chemically dependent growing systems to raise crops. Organic farmers are able to maintain ecological balance and protect the environment.
Organic cotton is handpicked, without the use of machinery or chemicals. Hand-picking also reduces waste.
The cotton spinning process describes the process in which fibers pass through a machine that separates the fibers to become yarn and then eventually be ready to be weaved or knitted. During this process, the cotton is cleaned and spun to form soft textured yarn.
4. Natural manufacturing
Natural alternatives including low-impact dyes are used to reduce and eliminate used toxins found in conventional fabric manufacturing.