Did you know cotton is known as a fruit? Cotton is made from the Cotton plant also known as the Gossypium hirsutum or Gossypium barbadense. As cotton is of course a natural product and because of the way it is designed and manufactured into clothing, it has many advantages, such as its ability to control moisture, insulate, provide comfort and it is also hypoallergenic, weatherproof and is a durable fabric. Organic cotton (GMO free) uses far less water then average cotton.
Ramie is made from the stalks of the plant called Chinese Nettle (Boehmeria nivea). Linen is similar, but it is made from the stalks of the flax plant. The spun threads have an inherent stiffness, and so can be woven into a lightweight open-weave pattern that is very cool and refreshing in humid climates. Fun fact: Ramie has been around far more years then cotton and is as durable as linen.
Hemp is often considered an environmental “super fibre”. Hemp fabric is made from the fibres in the herbaceous plant of the species cannabis sativa. It's a high-yield crop that produces significantly more fibre per acre than either cotton or flax being one of the most ethical fibres existing.
Depth behind Organic fibres:
The main benefit of organic materials is that the crops aren't treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
Majority of Oakie fibres are Organic.
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