MATERIALS

Below  you can learn about 37 different materials helping us create a better future, and discover which Shop Conscious brands use them.

Sources listed at the bottom of the page.

Directory of Sustainable Materials

Sources

Bioplastic

  1. https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/12/13/the-truth-about-bioplastics/

  2. http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/flaglerco/2018/05/14/bioplastics-vs-petroleum-plastics/#:~:text=PLA%20is%20one%20of%20the,made%20naturally%20by%20certain%20bacteria

Bison Down

  1. https://unitedbyblue.com/pages/sustainable-materials

  2. https://allaboutbison.com/bison-wool/

Cashmere - Recycled

  1. https://www.softgoat.com/en/our-cashmere

  2. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/12/09/504118819/how-your-cashmere-sweater-is-decimating-mongolias-grasslands

  3. https://www.patagonia.com/our-footprint/recycled-cashmere.html

Castor Bean Oil

  1. https://www.cal-ipc.org/resources/library/publications/ipcw/report69/

  2. https://www.allbirds.com/pages/our-materials-wool

Cork

  1. https://www.hfscollective.com/sustainable-materials-glossary

  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378112700003339

Corozo Nut

  1. https://unitedbyblue.com/pages/sustainable-materials

  2. https://marahoffman.com/pages/our-materials

Cotton - Heirloom

  1. https://www.harvestandmill.com/organic-heirloom-brown-collectionmenu

  2. https://indigenous.com/pages/pure-collection

Cotton -Organic

  1. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

  2. https://global-standard.org/the-standard.html

  3. https://textileexchange.org/standards/organic-content-standard/

Cotton - Recycled

  1. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

  2. https://www.recovertex.com/products/

  3. https://www.tencel.com/refibra

Cotton - Regenerative

  1. https://www.patagonia.com/regenerative-organic/

  2. https://christydawn.com/blogs/journal/tagged/farm-to-closet-initiative

  3. https://regenorganic.org/

Cupro

  1. https://nou-menon.com/blogs/news/what-is-cupro-sustainable-vegan-silk#:~:text=What%20is%20cupro%20fabric%3F,thrown%20away%20during%20cotton%20production.

Down - Recycled

  1. https://www.patagonia.com/our-footprint/recycled-down.html

Down - Synthetic, Recycled

  1. https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/down-vs-synthetic-which-insulation-is-right-for-you#:~:text=Typically%20made%20of%20polyester%2C%20synthetic,and%20is%20durable%20and%20hypoallergenic

  2. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

Down & Feathers

  1. https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/down-vs-synthetic-which-insulation-is-right-for-you#:~:text=Typically%20made%20of%20polyester%2C%20synthetic,and%20is%20durable%20and%20hypoallergenic.

  2. https://responsibledown.org/

Flax (Linen)

  1. https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/grains-oilseeds/flax-profile

  2. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/agnic/flax/Textile%20main.htm

  3. https://www.biobasedconsultancy.com/uploads/files/0-20170822115232-1504carbonfootprintofnaturalfibresnova1.pdf

Hemp

  1. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5485

  2. https://www.patagonia.com/our-footprint/hemp.html

  3. https://htihemp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/VanEyndeHannes_KUL_Eindwerk.pdf

Jute

  1. http://www.fao.org/economic/futurefibres/fibres/jute/en/

  2. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6439/7/12/101/htm

Lyocell

  1. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

  2. https://www.allbirds.com/pages/our-materials-tree

  3. https://www.tencel.com/general

  4. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/fabric-guide-what-is-modal-fabric

  5. https://www.tencel.com/luxe

Modal

  1. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/fabric-guide-what-is-modal-fabric

  2. https://www.tencel.com/general

Natural Dyes

  1. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/399/1/012065/pdf

  2. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-287-065-0_2

  3. https://indidye.com/technology/

Nylon - Recycled

  1. https://www.econyl.com/the-process/

  2. https://bureo.co/pages/bureo-collection2

Peace Silk

  1. https://www.sustainabletextiles.club/peace-silk-textiles

Phase-Change Materials (PCM)

  1. https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2012/cg_3.html

Piñatex

  1. https://www.ananas-anam.com/about-us/

Polycarbonate (PC) - Recycled

  1. https://www.acplasticsinc.com/informationcenter/r/what-is-polycarbonate

Polyester - Recycled (rPET)

  1. https://repreve.com/discover

  2. https://www.recovertex.com/

  3. http://www.singtex.com/en-global/technology/fabrics_info/scafe

Rayon (Viscose)

  1. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/fabric-guide-what-is-modal-fabric

  2. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

  3. https://www.ecovero.com/

  4. https://www.lenzing.com/sustainability

Rubber - Natural

  1. https://www.fairrubber.org/about-rubber/

  2. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

  3. http://yulex.com/

Rubber - Recycled​

  1. https://www.recycledrubberfacts.org/

Seagrass

  1. Our Planet: Coastal Seas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PeYPHdpNo

  2. https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/plants-algae/seagrass-and-seagrass-beds

Seawool (Recycled Oyster Shells)

  1. https://siizu.com/blogs/fabrics/seawool-fabric-recycled-oyster-shell

Soy Fiber - Recycled

  1. https://www.miakodanewyork.com/sustainability

  2. https://www.peta.org/living/personal-care-fashion/natural-vegan-fabrics/

Spandex/Elastane

  1. https://www.patagonia.com/our-footprint/spandex.html

  2. Higg MSI. https://apparelcoalition.org/higg-product-tools/

Sugarcane

  1. http://plasticoverde.braskem.com.br/site.aspx/Sugarcane

  2. https://sugarcane.org/greenhouse-gas-reductions/

  3. http://plasticoverde.braskem.com.br/site.aspx/EVA-Verde-I-m-green-eng

  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_dM9ByM3A

Wool

  1. https://www.allbirds.com/pages/our-materials-wool

  2. https://www.eileenfisher.com/regenerative-wool?country=US&currency=USD

  3. https://www.allbirds.com/pages/our-materials-trino

  4. https://textileexchange.org/standards/responsible-wool/

  5. https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/wool-industry/mulesing/

Wool - Recycled

  1. https://www.patagonia.com/why-recycled/

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