Our Materials | Sustainable Knitwear | L'Envers Fashion
In light of our ethics and the values we believe in, the choice for our raw materials focuses
on environmental fibers: organic cotton and natural wool. Privileging natural and non-synthetic materials
allows our clothes to have a lower environmental impact.
All our materials are carefully selected from our mills in France and Spain, which allows us to control
the manufacturing conditions of our yarns, to guarantee the quality of non toxic-materials dangerous to your health and the environment.
A natural resource, biodegradable, and renewable, wool is the material of choice for its many virtues, especially in terms of sustainable development. A noble material, wool will stay with you durably and comfortably. If maintained with care, it will retain its flexibility, softness, color and hold for years.
Easy to care for, wool stays clean easily as it does not retain dust and gets dirty very little. Visit our section CARE to learn more about.
Learn more about our 4 different types of wool:
It is no wonder that half of all the fabrics produced around the world are made from cotton. Soft and comfortable, this natural material is also hypoallergenic, healthy for your skin, and breathable.
The cultivation of conventional cotton represents 25% of pesticides used globally. Out of respect for our planet, all of our cotton garments are made of 100% organic cotton. Our cotton is grown without using toxic pesticides or fertilizers, free from genetic modification, and doesn’t use irrigation (only rain water).
Our cotton comes from Brazil, it is a traditional perennial Moco cotton, a variety native to the semi-arid northern region of Brazil.
Contrary to popular belief, white is not the original color of cotton. Thousands of years ago it used to grow in many different colors such as off-white, brown and green. We use a natural, undyed cotton that is pure and biodegradable. Certified GOTS and OCCGuarantee. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and sets the highest ecological, sustainable and social requirements for organically and naturally produced fibres.
Easy to take care of, cotton can be eco-friendly washed.
Learn more about cotton care.
COTTON AND HEMP
Our woven fabric is made from 51% organic cotton and 49% organic hemp. It is no wonder that half of all the fabrics produced around the world are made from cotton. Soft and comfortable, this natural material is also hypoallergenic, healthy for your skin, and breathable.
The cultivation of conventional cotton represents 25% of pesticides used globally. Out of respect for our planet, all of our cotton garments are made of 100% organic cotton. Our cotton is grown without using toxic pesticides or fertilizers, free from genetic modification, and doesn’t use irrigation (only rain water). Its impact on the soil and water is greatly reduced and its culture respects the plantlife as well as the wildlife.
Hemp is one of the oldest fibres in the world and was one of the first to be cultivated by human beings around 10,000 years ago, primarily for medicinal purposes. It is similar to linen in its texture and is easily combined with other natural fibres making it durable and soft, such as our cotton-hemp blend. Hemp requires no pesticides or herbicides, it returns 60%-70% of the nutrients it takes back to the soil and uses up to four times less water than other fibres - making it one of the most eco-friendly fibres to produce. Hemp requires no pesticides, no large amount of land, and not much water to grow.
We decided to mix these two materials in order to obtain a great softness with 100% natural materials.
How to wear it:This hemp twill is on the heavier side, and is most suitable for Spring, Fall and Winter. It's wearable during the summer, but it's weight could feel uncomfortable in high temperatures. Excellent paired with lightweight cotton. Layer in the fall and winter.
Its natural properties: Hemp has excellent strength and durability - it's 2-3 times stronger than cotton. It's very breathable, highly resistant to abrasion, relatively lightweight, and wicks away moisture very well. The natural texture of the hemp is typically visible, giving the finished fabric a natural, organic look and feel. Hemp is a coarser fiber and isn't as refined or smooth as silk and cotton, but it resists wrinkles well and softens with wear without degradation of the fiber. It's antimicrobial and odor-resistant, and is more thermally stable than cotton. It biodegrades quickly and cleanly (synthetics take between 300-600 years to breakdown, and release chemicals into the soil as they do so).