Organic cotton is the very first textile plant in the world, widespread mostly everywhere.
It’s an annual plant with a growing season of about six months. The harvest of cotton wool is carried out when the capsules of the flowers open themselves letting escape the fiber tufts. Cotton understood 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. Here it has been blended with Linen (Linum Usitatissimum), member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. 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 ancient textile fiber in the world, already used by the Egyptians and Phoenicians. Up to these days, it’s still a plant associated with gods and purityin many cultures. Fabrics realized with linen are commonly used to create bed sheets, underclothes and table linen. Also linen oil is well known for its properties. Thanks to the structure of its longitudinal fibers and to the high cellulosic composition, flax is, between natural fibers, the strongest one.
It has no rivals in terms of moisture absorbency (the percentage is the same as its dry mass) which makes him an optimal 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 here have been thermobound with Ingeo, brandname for a range of polylactid (PLA) biopolymers owned by Natureworks LLC. Ingeo is a natural polymer made from vegetable substances, so the final product is 100% natural.