Our choice is Balèse
A soft and light material, it is often referred to as vegetable silk. Viscose fibre is a biodegradable material derived from renewable sources, natural wood and wood pulp.
In fact, after the end of its life cycle, the fibre biodegrades without leaving any harmful residues.
In this way, the cycle of the raw materials that make up the fibre is closed.
FSC® and PEFC™ are certifications that confirm that the wood used for viscose fibres comes from sustainably managed sources.
The company LENZING™ established in Austria and the Czech Republic is known for its commitment, efforts and innovations in terms of sustainability. LENZING™ produces its viscose from sustainably managed forests, and uses a closed loop process to recover the toxic solvent. Sustainable wood sourcing and responsible water management are defined as two priority areas in LENZING's sustainability strategy™.
This new viscose is an ecological material produced by Lenzing™. Certified by the European ecolabel, its environmental impact is low throughout the chain: raw materials, manufacturing, distribution and end of life cycle. Transparent about its production of ecovero viscose™, Lenzing™ ensures up to 50% less emissions and impact on water than generic viscose. Always MORE eco-responsible, MORE balanced, and we like that.
It comes from the seed of the cotton plant. Cultivated for thousands of years, its qualities are no longer in question.
Soft, supple, comfortable and hypoallergenic, cotton is a wonder of nature. But it is also the most produced natural fibre in the world, and therefore a source of pollution and inequality.
It is therefore essential to support organic farming, which is certainly more expensive than conventional farming but more respectful.
Recycled cotton comes from 100% cotton clothes recovered by associations and companies, which are sorted, crushed and then recycled into new fibres. Its ecological footprint is therefore smaller and allows waste to be given a second life.
Organic cotton is mainly grown in Turkey and India by small producers involved in fair trade. They do not use GMOs and the pesticides are of natural origin. Water consumption is also lower than for standard cotton.
Pima cotton is noble and rare. It is a type of cotton grown only in California and Peru. Qualified as the finest and silkiest cotton in the world, its extremely long fibres make it very resistant. Undeformable, it allows a very good hold on the body. Nicknamed "the silk of South America", its softness is incomparable, try it! Not to spoil anything, Pima cotton uses less water than other varieties of conventional cotton, and is naturally resistant to fungus, which makes it by its nature more ecological.