In the textile industry, fibers are the basic structure with which threads and different types are formed of tissues. These can be both natural and synthetic, whose components are chemical; or even artificial, a mixture of filaments of natural and synthetic origin.
Las natural textile fibers are all those that come directly from a natural source, be it of animal, vegetable or mineral origin; and that they do not require any chemical transformation of their structure; thus, a more sustainable and friendly alternative to the environment, and to our own health.
Unlike synthetic or artificial fibers, natural fibers do not release microplastics when washed; and those that are entirely natural are 100% biodegradable, which allows the product's life cycle to be closed in a sustainable way.
Likewise, fabrics made from natural fibers easily adapt to changes in temperature, keeping them light and fresh in summer, and feeling warm and dry to the touch in winter. In addition, being natural fabrics, they have antibacterial and hypoallergenic qualities, allow the skin to breathe better and are very soft to the touch.
Demand for traditional cotton has increased considerably over time, causing intensive cultivation of the same and an excessive use of the natural resources of our planet.
Likewise, traditional cotton production requires the use of more than 10% of the world's pesticides and close to 25% of the world's insecticides. The excessive use of pesticides has a negative impact not only on the environment, but also on the health of producers, due to inhalations and contact with chemical products; and thus also, in the final consumer.
Against this, the organic cotton is a great alternative when choosing fibers that have a lower environmental and social impact, and that even have great benefits for our own health.
Its origin comes from organic agriculture, which is based on the natural balance of the earth and seeks to preserve fertility and its biodiversity. It is grown in fields of fertile land free of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides of petrochemical origin, from seeds that have not been genetically modified; and aims , make sustainable use of local natural resources, eliminating the use of synthetic and chemical substances from the production chain, and reducing water pollution.
In addition, the cultivation of certified organic cotton is governed under the parameters of fair trade, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of farmers and of all the people involved in their production, maintaining safe working conditions and a fair wage.
These are some of the many reasons why we at Alleviare love working with this incredible natural fiber 💛 And you, Have you already said yes to organic cotton?
EL LINO NATURAL
Linen is a sustainable and natural fabric that is obtained from a vegetable fiber and is composed mainly of cellulose , so it is biodegradable and recyclable.
Its organic farming does not require the use of fertilizers or pesticides, since the fiber is very resistant to pests; and allows the mechanical extraction of the entire plant without generating residues, so that the textile fiber is obtained from the stem; and from the seed, flaxseed.
In addition, linen is the oldest textile fiber in history, it stands out for its lightness and durability; and it has an infinite number of uses thanks to its great resistance and versatility. Some of its main qualities are:
It is thermoregulable, absorbent and cool : Thanks to its properties as a heat conductor, the Linen adapts very well to the weather, staying light and cool in summer, and feeling warm and dry to the touch in winter.
It has antibacterial and fungicidal properties: Linen fabrics have the ability to suppress proliferation bacteria on the skin and neutralize odors, as well as being hypoallergenic and stimulating blood circulation.
It has a high absorption capacity: Thanks to its molecular structure, flax can absorb up to 20% of its weight in water and evaporate it quickly, without acquiring a sensation of moisture.
Linen has incredible properties, is very soft to the touch, and quickly became another of our favorite natural fibers . 💛