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12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into

We all know about organic cotton but did you know there are a bunch of eco-friendly fabrics? To be considered eco, the fabrics have to be grown sans pesticides and chemicals, in a sustainable way, be eco certified, adhere to fair trade practices, and is animal friendly. So next time you’re shopping, keep an eye out for these 12 eco-friendly fabrics.

Hemp: A natural fiber that has over 25,000 uses. It requires no pesticides or herbicides and grows at a fast rate.

Jute: Similar to hemp but is made from vegetable fiber.

Ingeo: A man-made fiber derived from corn or fermented corn starches, plus it’s biodegradable.

Calico: Also known as muslin is made from unbleached cotton.

Hessian Cloth: Also known as burlap, Hessian is a coarse woven fabric made from hemp or jute.

Recycled Polyester: Created from used polyester garments. Some companies allow you to recycle your clothes that they then turn into recycled polyester.

Bamboo Fiber: A natural fabric made from the pulp of bamboo grass … it’s also biodegradable.

Organic Wool: This wool is produced using healthier practices for their sheep like no pesticides, hormones, or chemicals.

Tencel: Also known as Lyocell, this biodegradable fabric is made from wood pulp cellulose.

Organic Linen: Linen made from plant fibers rather than synthetic materials.

Fortrel Ecospun: Fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Milk Silk: Silk made from actual milk.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by A Green Living

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Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and second to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers.

2 Responses to “12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into”

  1. lokaty says:

    Thank You for sharing this! I think I could read it all day:)

  2. says:

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