All Natural

Cynthia Scott
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Green Fabrics
Bamboo: Actually a grass, bamboo is breathable, wicks away moisture from the body, is naturally antimicrobial and odor resistant. Bamboo grows quickly without the need for fertilizers and pesticides. A variety of weights are available—from lightweight jersey to heavy denim.
Hemp: Strong and durable, hemp is one of the oldest known fibers, dating back to 8000 B.C. Hemp fibers are strong, absorbent, insulate well and aren’t prone to fading. Hemp can be woven into a variety of fabric textures and is stronger when combined with other fibers. Industrial hemp isn’t currently grown in the U.S.
Lyocell: Lyocell (available under brand name Tencel) is a cellulose (wood pulp) fabric manufactured using an organic solvent spinning process. Classified as a subcategory of rayon, lyocell is soft, absorbent, wrinkle resistant and strong when wet or dry. Available in a variety of weights, it can also be found blended with other fibers.
Organic Cotton: Organic cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or toxic defoliants. It comes in soft color-grown colors (no dye needed), or is dyed with low-impact natural dyes.
Soy: Soy fabric is made from a byproduct of soybean oil and tofu production. It’s soft, drapable, smooth, comfortable and feels similar to cashmere. Soy fabric is biodegradable, absorbent, warm and resistant to bacteria and UV rays.

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March/April 2009

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