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Rapidly polluting our freshwaters

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, textile production and dyeing consume around 1.5 trillion litres of water annually, and are responsible for harmful textile waste and chemicals being dumped into surrounding waterways.

The perils of fast fashion: we are committing hydrocide, deliberately murdering our rivers and lakes.

The way fashion works right now is bad for the Earth. The astonishing rise of fast fashion over the last decade has created a monster; specifically, a monster that is one of the most environmentally harmful industries in the world, responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions and the second-largest polluter of water worldwide after agriculture.

Over decades, world’s top fast-fashion brands first began getting their clothes made in developing countries for lesser-than minimum wage. Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia were actively involved in the production of it. Our poorest were stitching branded clothes under dangerous and unsanitary conditions. The clothes were then being exported to big names and were returning white-washed for the middle class to consume with its typical consumerist appetite.

190,000 tonnes

Annual Microplastic Pollution by Fast Fashion

2 tril litres

Annual Water Consumption by Fast Fashion

92 mil tonnes

Annual Textile Waste by Fast Fashion

Hemp Fabric

Forest

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Soil

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Grass

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Wood

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Wood

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Ocean

37.5 WENA

Hemp Fabric

Stone

37.5 WENA

Banana Fabric

Forest

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Soil

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Grass

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Wood

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Wood

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Ocean

54.2 WENA

Banana Fabric

Stone

54.2 WENA

Transforming Natural Waste into Fabric

As awareness grows about the negative impact of synthetic petroleum-based fibres and resource-intensive natural fabrics, the world today is seeking out alternative natural fibres. Two of the exciting earth-friendly alternative fabrics making waves are banana and hemp.

Philippine Abaca (Musa textilis)

Tboli people of Mindanao, Philippines

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Embracing Slow Fashion

Upcyclable hemp and banana fabrics are derived from natural plant fibres pioneered by the indigenous communities. Indigenous culture conserve nature-derived cultural landscapes. Bananas, the first fruit on earth, originated in Southeast Asia. Hemp, the oldest cultivated fibre plant, originated in Asia.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Hmong people of Vietnam, Laos, & Thailand

Embracing Slow Clothing

Biodegradable Natural Hemp and Banana Fibres.

Soft On the Skin

Natural fabrics are luxuriously soft; becoming softer and more comfortable over time.

Low Water Use

Hemp and banana fabrics require about half the amount of water comparative to growing cotton.

Highly durable

Natural fabrics wear in, not out, tensile strength is up to eight times that of cotton.

UV Light Resistant

Natural plant fibres are most resistant to ultraviolet light, offering protection from the sun’s rays.

Retains Its Shape

Added benefit of holding its shape far better than other non-natural textiles.

Mould/Mildew Resistant

Highly resistant to mould, mildew, salt water and rotting, making it ideal for humid climates or travelling.

Biodegradable

Hemp and banana fabrics are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

No Microplastics

Natural fabrics are plant-based fibre, which (unlike synthetic textiles) means the fabrics doesn’t contain or shed microplastics.

Fast Fashion Polluting the Oceans with Microfibers

Microfibres: The Problem is Bigger than Plastic

Traditional weavers use natural materials and get inspiration from nature, aiming to preserve the original nature of the material.

Circular Natural Production

They do not need genetically modified crops ensuring the sustainability of farmers’ livelihoods. Grown within communities, meaning minimal transportation.

Reducing Global Warming

Both Hemp and Banana clean the air by absorbing massive amounts of carbon dioxide, impressive carbon storage and CO2 sequestration in agroecosystems.

Better Soil Health

Hemp and Banana will regrow in small spaces in diverse climates, do not need chemicals or fertilisers to grow, require low water consumption and low energy.

Breathable & Insulating

Natural thermoregulating properties due to the hollow structure of the fibres. This allows an optimum amount of airflow, core temperature of the body works with the fabric, not against it.

No Petrochemicals

Hemp and banana fabric are natural plant fibre. Unlike synthetic fibres (i.e. polyester or nylon), which are made from synthesised chemicals that are derived from petrochemicals.

Replenishes the Soil

Natural fabrics rehabilitates and enriches soil with nitrogen and oxygen, restores pH levels and combats erosion⁣, detoxifies the soil in a natural process called phytoremediation.

Hypoallergenic Qualities

Potent activity against specific bacteria and fungal strains, naturally antibacterial and antifungal.⁣ Natural fabrics are naturally healthier clothing, great for sensitive skin and allergies.

High Moisture Absorption

This is important for fabrics in contact with our skin, as perspiration is quickly absorbed and released, less moisture is retained and less odour-causing bacteria (body odour) can build up.

Stain Resistant

Natural fabrics shed a natural microscopic layer each time it’s washed. This exposes a fresh surface, allowing it to retain its sleek sheen as well as release stains more easily.

Easy Wash & Care

Natural fabrics don’t require any special attention, thrives on regular use and washing which improves its natural lustre and feel, also very fast drying which is great for people on the go.

No Chemical Fertilisers

Natural fabrics don’t require pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers to grow, natural pest repellents that deter insects and repel mites, fungi and bacteria, also natural weed suppressant.

Highly Renewable

Hemp and banana natural fibres are highly renewable and fast growing. For example, Hemp matures in as little as 100 days and can be harvested up to three times per year, more fibre.

Constant Aesthetic Satisfaction

Sustainable Utilitarian Uses

Popular natural dye ingredients were originated from Southeast Asia over 1,000 years ago.

Dyers throughout Asia must have used a vast range of natural dyes in the past. Even today, dyers living around the foot of the Mount Ile Api volcano on the island of Pulau Lembata claim to use 55 different natural dyes. Sadly the recipes for a large proportion of the historic dyes have never been recorded, centuries of human discovery and innovation have been lost forever.

Nowadays, Southeast Asian indigenous weavers are still seeking their colours from the world of nature around them. The harvesting and preparation of natural dye materials can be a very time-consuming process. Bark or wood, for instance, might not be available from nearby sources and therefore require a hike into the forest and a long walk home.

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