these are best ethical materials
A list of some of the best ethical materials you should be buying and why. Don't worry, Nude Ethics has it covered, so you can buy all of these materials on the site you're already on.
Linen textiles appears to be some of the oldest in the world. It is a natural material made from the fibres of a flax plant. It doesn't require pesticides so it's naturally organic and is completely biodegradable. Linen is very strong and is perfect for a seasonaless wardrobe, due to its ability to keep you cool in the warmth and keep you warm in the cold.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres are created by transforming environmentally sourced wood pulp into cellulosic fibres. The solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a rate of 99%, which means the production has no negative effects to our environment.
Not only does it feel super soft, that softness and the t shirts strength lasts for a long time.
With the excess of plastic and cotton materials in the world, a good step to being more ethical, is by wearing recycled materials. Recycled garments stop more materials going to waste, giving them a new life. This garment is made from 60% Recycled pre-consumer cotton organically grown, 40% Recycled post-consumer polyester. To prevent microfibres washing into the ocean, you can put your polyester clothes in a micro wash bag.
Organic cotton is the easiest and most affordable material to start your ecological wardrobe. All Nude Ethics Organic T Shirts are made pesticide free, fair wear and with a reduced carbon footprint of 90%. From garment to print, Nude Ethics T Shirts are made entirely from renewable wind power. The negatives of cotton is the amount of water required, but like Tencel, the Organic Cotton I use is created by a closed-loop system where water is recycled during the production.
Bamboo is one of the softest materials, but it is arguably not seen as ethical. It is naturally a pest-resistant, fast growing natural material. It is grown without pesticides or fertilisers. It doesn't even need to be replanted as it'll grow back itself. So why would it not be ethical?
The argument for it not being ethical is because of the mass deforestation in Asia to meet the demand for bamboo. This means that pesticides have been added back into production.
Nude Ethics uses a blend of Organic Cotton & Bamboo fibres and uses sustainable natural bamboo crops. If you're buying sustainable bamboo from a company that also makes Organic Cotton, then it's incredibly ecological.