SUBSTITUTE TO CLEAN UP YOUR SYNTHETIC CLOTHING STOCKS? TOP 5 ORGANIC FIBRES.
Today’s generation is one of the most vocal regarding the harmful effects of pollution, population and rapid shifts in climate change. Although, this is the only generation through out the history of Humankind which are creating the unreversable adverse effect to our only home, Earth. This ironic situation is not the hypocrisy of people, rather, the limited number of choices. This article will focus on one such topic which is Organic clothing- best alternate to synthetic textile responsible for approximately 85% of marine pollution.
Have you ever heard the term Fast Fashion? I believe many of you are familiar with this word because its quite popular in today’s fashion forward individuals. Those who are not, it’s a term used by fashion retailors to describe inexpensive designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to meet new trends. As a result of this trend, the tradition of introducing new fashion lines on a seasonal basis is being challenged. But this new way of dressing yourself has brought a huge sum of synthetic and inorganic fibre to meet the demand of the market. This trend creates problem in every possible way which include marine pollution, skin allergies, air pollution and more important, exploitation of our beautiful environment.
So, how can we as a individual change this scenario and bring organic cloths again into the store? Answer is simple. Always choose your fashion made out of natural fibres and be vocal to ask for the organic clothing. To help you out in finding some of the best organic fibres in the market, I have selected top 5 organic clothing on the basis of their durability, price, comfort and availability.
Without putting your curiosity on hold, lets start the table from 5 to 1.
5. FLEX FIBRE
Flex fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, one of the oldest cultivated plants in the history of mankind . Flax is an annual plant, which means it only lives for one growing season. It is obtained from the inner bark of the stem of a plant grown in temperate and subtropical regions around the globe. It is a natural, cellulosic, multi-cellular bast fiber. Flax fiber is 10–100 cm in length. Its diameter varies from 40 to 80 μm.
Linen provides warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Linen usually has a textured feel often described as toothy. However when dealing with high-end fashion bedding, refining of the fiber during production can result in sheeting that has a smooth hand; light and soft to the touch.
Linen is expensive since it’s hard to weave. Linen fiber is inelastic and easy to break in the production process, that’s why its cost of production is higher than most of the fabrics.
4. SILK FIBRE
Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. Today silk is produced mostly in China, India, and Japan. Silkworms, which are really caterpillars, are fed mulberry leaves, mulberry leaves, and only mulberry leaves. They never stop eating. That means feedings every four hours.
Real silk will get warm, while fake silk stays cool. Luster and Smoothness: Silk is known for its glistening sheen, and it always feels much smoother than artificial fabric. … For a smoothness test, run your hand across the material. The fibers should feel sleek, and the entire cloth should drape naturally.
Silk comes from the thread produced by silk worms, a little at a time. Harvesting the silk threads is very time-consuming and it takes many worms to produce enough silk to make the cloth, which makes it very expensive.
3. WOOL FIBRE
Woolen fabric is a soft fabric with a fuzzy texture. It is bulky, heavy and very warm and quite inexpensive compared to worsted fabrics. It is made from woolen yarns made from short woolen fibers, which are loosely spun with a low or medium twist.
The wool fibers have crimps or curls, which create pockets and give the wool a spongy feel and create insulation for the wearer.
Wool yarn isn’t a high-priced, although there are rare product that you need to seek out from specialist. It is used mainly for carpets, rugs, and inexpensive low-grade clothing.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will increase the dispersal of the seeds.
It is strong enough to take a beating without ripping the fabric (at least most days!) but soft enough that your body welcomes it whether you pull them on tight or baggy. Cotton pajama feel like encouragement for taking a lazy Sunday after you’ve been running hard for a couple of days.
With an established reputation of being the “best” cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics, have positioned products made of Egyptian cotton as the world’s finest. Egyptian cotton is hand picked which guarantees the highest levels of purity.
Cotton cost varies according to its multiple varieties although its availability range from really cheap to expensive stuff.
5. BAMBOO FIBRE
Bamboo fiber is a regenerated cellulosic fiber produced from bamboo. Starchy pulp is produced from bamboo stems and leaves through a process of alkaline hydrolysis and multi-phase bleaching. Further chemical processes produce bamboo fiber.
Bamboo plant grows more rapidly than trees, and start to field within 2–5 years of planting. Bamboo can be selectively harvested and non-distinctively. There are more than 200 species of bamboo recognized. The establishment of bamboo plantation requires minimal capital investment and builds upon the plant cultivation skills of local formers and foresters. Bamboo is excellent for storing degraded lands and protecting against soil erosion. Bamboo may be easily intercropped with vegetables. The whole bamboo plant is beneficial for rural livelihood. The poles (technically referred as to ‘culms’) are useful as construction material; the young shoots are edible; leaves make good animal fodder; and branches are useful for making handicrafts besides its usefulness as clothing fibre.
Bamboo clothing has a luxuriously soft fabric that is naturally hypoallergenic, moisture- absorbent and quick drying. The fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin. Bamboo can look and feel like silk or very soft cotton.
Bamboo is such great fabric and not a lot more expensive than other commonly available fabrics. In fact, most brands offer bamboo clothing collections at very reasonable prices. … It’s great for people with allergies as it is an antifungal and antibacterial fabric. It is also perfect for both summer and winter!
In Conclusion, this is our world, everday good deeds done to save our home by individuals count. Clothing Industry can bring a whole lot of change and more than one can expect. Hope you like the article. If yes, than please share and be vocal about this with your friends and family. Any suggestion regarding this will be appreciated, so feel free to write.