TENCEL™ Lyocell is a relatively new material. The possibility of sourcing it appeared along with the development of modern technologies. It is a fully biodegradable and natural fabric as it is made of eucalyptus wood cellulose. It features very good thermal properties and keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Tencel nanofibers are smooth and display low stiffness; this makes the fabric feel soft and pleasant against the skin.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose is a 100% biodegradable fabric and one of the most ecological as it is obtained from renewable wood coming from responsibly managed forests, which comply with the conditions set out by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC. Moreover, the entire production process is incredibly transparent and each stage of fiber processing can be identifiable. The production of certified viscose means 50% less emission of harmful substances and water pollutants.
SORONA® DUPONT is a fabric of natural origin. Owing to the specific structure of the fibers, resembling springs, it is pleasant to the touch. Its production requires much less water, chemical substances and energy. It is also healthier for the skin due to the biological core and stain-resistant. It features very good thermal properties. Designers eagerly use SORONA® DUPONT for sewing blouses, T-shirts and dresses.
TENCEL™ Modal is produced from beechwood. It is becoming more and more popular thanks to its properties responding to the needs of modern people. It is appreciated by those who live a dynamic lifestyle and are sensitive to the material that comes into contact with their skin. Due to a closed cycle, the fabric is manufactured with much less water than other traditional materials. Durable fibers will allow for the TENCEL™ Modal to remain in your wardrobe for a long time.
Cupro is a modern silk-like fabric. It is obtained from linter, i.e. cotton particles that are too small to be used for manufacturing a typical cotton fabric. As with Tencel and Modal, it is possible to source Cupro thanks to modern technologies. It is produced with respect to water conservation. Companies that do so have their own wastewater treatment plants and use recycled water. Due to inventing a method of obtaining yarn from residues during cotton production, resources used for its growth are not wasted. The smooth, silky finish and luxuriously thin (yet slightly flexible) fabric will make cupro dresses and accessories your wardrobe’s crown jewel.
Silk with GOTS certification
Silk with GOTS certification (Global Organic Textiles Standard) provides certainty that it is an ecological material. It comes from a known and identifiable source. The entire process from sourcing to processing, packaging, labeling, trading and distributing complies with high requirements for working conditions, wages and the protection of the environment. The fabric is safe and free from hazardous chemicals and thus better for people and nature.
Organic cotton is sourced from cultivations with a holistic approach to plant production. When compared to conventional crops, a very significant difference is that in the case of bio-cotton, only natural methods are used. Chemical weed control, which is lethal to people and the environment, is replaced with mechanical field weeding. Crop rotations and composting are conducted out of the desire to return to our Earth what it has given us. Apart from the production processes, caring for our employees is of vital importance to us – something that is often lacking on traditional plantations.
Linen – every time you add linen clothing to your wardrobe, you give a gift to yourself as well as to the environment. Flax, the plant used to make this fabric, has a beneficial effect on the enrichment as well as regeneration of soil. The perfect material for those hot summer days. While other fabrics may stick to the skin, linen makes you feel as though you were getting away with being ‘au naturel.’
Wool has wonderful properties – all provided for by nature. Due to its thermal properties, we often take it out of our wardrobes in autumn and winter. It is obtained from sheep, goat, llama and alpaca fur, which means that it is a renewable material. Ungulates have a beneficial influence on the reduction of greenhouse gases; therefore, if farming is carried out in
a sustainable way, wool becomes a choice supporting ecological activities. KH only uses wool from farms bearing an RWS certificate (Responsible Wool Standard).
Desserto®, i.e. cactus leather, is an organic and vegan alternative to animal leather. It was conceived by Adrian and Marte. Desserto® has a salutary impact on the condition of the Earth and it also provides designers with more opportunities. This vegan leather is easier to process and thus haberdashery, clothing items and leather inserts can take forms which were previously unattainable. In order to obtain cactus leather, it is not necessary to cut the entire plant, only young leaves. Unlike animal leather, ‘growing’ cactus leather requires significantly less resources as cacti are known for their resistance to drought. Planting cacti is also beneficial for the surrounding plants and animals as well as on the condition of soil. In contrast to other plants, cacti absorb carbon dioxide at night and bind it in the soil making it more fertile.