Organic fibres – the future of our clothing

Organic fibres – the future of our clothing

Many of us have become more aware of the clothing we are wearing and organic fibres are fast becoming the order of the day. Aside from being more environmentally friendly, organic fibres are more comfortable to wear.

There is one easy way to tell whether a garment you have bought has organic fibres in it or not and that is to wear it. Without the heavy, non-breathable oil products in the material, clothes made from organic materials generally feel nicer when they are on. They tend to trap less heat and are not as sweaty as some of the more synthetic clothes out there. So we know they are good, but how on earth do we know if something completely made from natural fibres?

Luckily, this is a method of clothes production that has been researched a lot and more and more producers are (pardon the pun) cottoning onto the fact that we don’t necessarily want to wear petrol-related products all of the time.

One of the clever innovations in the area of organic fibres is the GOTS system, which has been designed to certify fibres as being truly natural. It follows the trail from harvesting the raw material, right through to manufacturing and even labelling to ensure that the people at the end of the chain get a genuine product.

With a standardised way of categorising fibres, it will be much easier for producers to ensure that they are using the real deal as part of their raw materials. If the producers know better, then they can deliver better to consumers. This looks like a development that is set to grow and become a real part of the textile industry. With the proper standards in place,  simply slapping on the right label won’t cut it anymore, and we will finally know for sure exactly what we are wearing.

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