Organic Cotton & Linen, the plant-based padding
Organic cotton is by far the first textile plant spread all over the world.
IIt is an annual plant with a vegetative cycle of about 6 months. . The harvest of cotton wool is carried out when the capsules of the flowers open themselves letting escape the fiber tufts. Cotton intended as organic is grown from non-genetically modified seeds, with methods that avoid the use of genetic engineering and toxic elements. Each step of the production adheres to the requirements in accordance with the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards).
Cotton is a strong and elastic fiber, it absorbs moisture and it is hypoallergenic.In this blend it has been combined with Linen (Linum usitatissimum), a member of the Linum genus of the Linaceae family. It belongs to the type of cultivations both for food and for textile products that are carried out in the coldest regions of the world.
Linen is one of the most oldest textile fibers in the world, already used by the Egyptians and Phoenicians. It is still today in many cultures a plant associated with purity and divinity. Fabrics realized with linen are commonly used to create bed sheets, underclothes and table linen. Linseed oil is also well known for its properties. Thanks to the structure of its longitudinal fibers and the high cellulosic composition, linen is the most resistant of the natural fibers.
In addition, it is unmatched for moisture absorption (a percentage equal to its dry mass) which makes it an excellent thermoregulator. As a natural fiber, like cotton, it’s also anallergic, it doesn’t irritate the skin, it has antistatic properties and respects the environment thanks to the fact that its cultivation preserves the soil.
These two fibers have been heat-bonded with the use of Ingeo ™, a brand of a variety of polylactide biopolymers (PLA) belonging to Natureworks LLC. Ingeo is a natural polymer based on plant substances, so the final product is 100% natural.