Living environmental protection fabrics generally include RPET fabrics, organic cotton, colored cotton, bamboo fiber, soy protein fiber, hemp fiber, Modal, organic wool, log Tencel and other fabrics.
1. Recycled PET Fabric
RPET fabric is a new type of recycled environmentally friendly fabric, the full name is Recycled PET Fabric (recycled polyester fabric). The raw material is RPET yarn made from recycled PET bottles through quality inspection, slicing, spinning, cooling, and collecting, commonly known as Coke bottle environmental protection cloth. The fabric can be recycled and reused, which can save energy, decrease oil consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Every pound of recycled RPET fabric can save 61,000 BTU of energy, which is equivalent to 21 pounds of carbon dioxide. The recycled polyester fabric can also pass the testing of MTL, SGS, ITS, and other international standards after it is dyed, coated, and calendered. Among them, phthalates (6P), formaldehyde, lead (Pb), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nonylphenol, and other environmental protection indicators have reached the latest European environmental standards and the latest American environmental standards.
2. Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is natural non-polluting cotton produced from seeds to agricultural products in agricultural production based on organic fertilizer, biological control of pests and diseases, and natural farming management. No chemicals are allowed in the organic cotton fiber. And based on the "Agricultural Product Safety Quality Standards" promulgated by countries or WTO/FAO as the measurement scale, the content of pesticides, heavy metals, nitrates, harmful organisms (including microorganisms, parasite eggs, etc.) in cotton and other toxic and harmful substances are controlled within the limit specified in the standard. It is certified as commodity cotton.
3. Colored Cotton
Colored cotton is a new type of cotton with the natural color of cotton fiber. Natural colored cotton is a new type of textile material that is cultivated by modern bioengineering technology, and the fiber has a natural color when the cotton is spun. Compared with ordinary cotton, it is soft, breathable, elastic, and comfortable to wear, so it is also called a higher level of ecological cotton. In addition, it is called Zero pollution internationally. Since cotton needs to maintain its pure natural characteristics during the process of planting and weaving, it cannot be dyed by the existing chemical synthetic dyes, and only natural plant dyes are used for natural dyeing. Naturally dyed organic cotton has more colors and can meet more needs.
4. Bamboo Fiber
Bamboo fiber yarn is made of bamboo as the raw material, and the staple fiber yarn produced from bamboo pulp fiber is a green product. Knitted fabrics and garments produced from cotton yarn made of this bamboo fiber material have a unique style that is significantly different from cotton and wood-type cellulose fibers. It has abrasion resistance, no lint, high moisture absorption, quick-drying, and high air permeability. And it has a good kind of cascading, smooth, plump, and silky-soft feel. It is also anti-mildew, mothproof and antibacterial, cool and comfortable to wear, and has the effect of beauty and skincare. It has excellent dyeing performance, which can make it bright gloss, good natural antibacterial effect, and environmental protection, which conforms to the trend of modern people's pursuit of health and comfort.
5. Soybean Fiber
Soy protein fiber is a degradable regenerated plant protein fiber, which has many excellent properties of natural fiber and chemical fiber. The fabric has a cashmere-like feel, silk-like luster, and cotton-like breathability and warmth, which is skin-friendly and comfortable. It is hailed as "21st Century Healthy and Comfortable Fiber" by experts. Soy protein fiber is similar to silk, with a good drape and fine surface texture. It is an ideal fabric for high-end shirts. It also contains a variety of essential amino acids, suitable for wearing. China is the world's third-largest producer of organic cotton after Turkey and India, and Xinjiang is the main production center. In the process of planting organic cotton, chemical pesticides and other chemical products cannot be used or only a small amount can be used. Organic fertilizers, biological control of pests and diseases, and natural cultivation are the main ones. From seeds to agricultural products, they must be all-natural and pollution-free. Organic cotton fabrics are about 50% more expensive than traditional fabrics.
6. Hemp Fiber
Hemp fibers are fibers obtained from various hemp plants, including bast fibers from the cortex of annual or perennial herb dicots and leaf fibers from monocots. Bast fiber crops mainly include ramie, jute, green hemp, (hemp), flax, Apocynum, and kenaf. Among them, the cell walls of hemp linen, flax, Apocynum are not lignified, and the fiber thickness is similar to that of cotton, which can be used as textile raw materials to be woven into various cool linen cloths, summer clothes, or blended with cotton, wool, silk, or chemical fiber. The strength of hemp fiber is higher than that of cotton fiber, up to 6.5 g/denier. It has a small elongation, only half of the cotton fiber, about 3.5%, which is more brittle than cotton fiber. The surface of hemp and flax fiber is smooth, so it is easier to absorb water, and the water is released into the atmosphere faster. In addition, the fiber is relatively straight and not easily deformed.
Modal is also a common environmental friendly fabric. It comes from the Lenzing company in Austria and is often used in high-end underwear. Modal fiber is Loycell fiber made of beech wood. It is purely natural and biodegradable. It combines the gorgeous texture of natural fabrics and the practicality of synthetic fibers. It feels soft and has a silk-like luster. And it is better than cotton in terms of smooth, moisture absorption and air permeability. It is easier to dye than bamboo fiber fabrics, and the color is still full and bright after repeated washing.