I have previously talked about my two favourite natural materials; organic organic cotton and wool. Now I want to discuss my current favourite material; Tencel. Tencel is a manmade fibre, originally produced to compete with another manmade fibre called rayon, maybe better known as viscose. Continue Reading
Today, I want to talk a bit about wool pros and cons. Wool must be one of my favourite fibres; it acts as a natural insulator, it can keep the body warm or cool as necessary, and it repels dirt, stains and water. And my favourite characteristic; wool is also fully biodegradable. So clever, if you ask me! Last week I talked about “organic cotton pros and cons” and like cotton, wool is a natural fibre with a long history. Wool used to be cotton’s greatest rival, as both fibres were suited to a variety of apparel types but today, the wool industry only makes up about 1,5% of fibre production worldwide Continue Reading
A couple of weeks ago, I read this article on I:D magazine and it really made me think. According to the article, leather is no longer a by-product of the meat industry, instead meat is a by-product of the leather industry?!
I grew up on a farm, in a meat-loving-family, and I’ve never thought of leather as something bad. Instead I’ve always thought of leather as a beautiful, long-lasting high-quality material and judged my shoes and bags by the quality of the leather they were made from. Continue Reading