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Top 10 Vegan Fibers - Part II

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6. Modal


Modal fabric is a semi-synthetic fabric made from beech tree pulp that is used primarily for clothing such as underwear and pajamas. Modal is a form of rayon, another plant-based textile, though it is slightly more durable and flexible than the standard version. Modal is often blended with other fibers like cotton and spandex for added strength. Modal is considered a luxurious textile thanks to both its soft feel and high cost, as it is more expensive than either cotton or viscose

Modal’s flexibility makes it ideal for items like t-shirts and athletic wear. Modal has an incredible soft touch, and is often used for bed sheets, pajamas and undergarments. Similar to rayon and other silk alternatives, modal has a beautiful drape that makes it ideal for clothing. Modal is great for sports clothing and everyday clothes because the fabric’s weave is very breathable.
 

7. Soybeans

Soybean Protein Fiber (SPF) has the softness and smoothness of cashmere, but doesn't cause a hazard to the environment. Its products are degradable. This fiber comes from soybean, a plant massive in sourcing and rich in nutrition.

SPF have the luster of silk with excellent drape. Its moisture absorption, ventilation, draping and warmth cover the superior performances of natural fibers and synthetic ones. The original state of the product has good dyeing penetration & colorfastness properties. They have higher breaking strength than wool, cotton & silk but less than that of polyester
 

8. Ramie

Ramie is one of the oldest fiber crops, having been used for at least 6,000 years, and is principally used for fabric production. It is a bast fiber, and the fiber used for textiles comes from the inner bark of the vegetative stalks and not the woody stem or outer bark

Ramie is one of the strongest natural fibres. It exhibits even greater strength when wet. Ramie fibre is known especially for its ability to hold shape, reduce wrinkling, and introduce a silky luster to the fabric appearance. t is similar to flax in absorbency, density and microscopic appearance. 
 

9. Banana Fiber

Yes, you heard that right - Fibers made from the Plant of the very Banana you feast! Made up of thick-walled cell tissue and bonded by natural gums, Banana Fiber is similar to natural bamboo fibre but its fineness and spin ability are better bamboo and ramie fibres. It is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. 

The natural coolant and medicinal property of Banana Fibers helps in the health of its user and is 100% safe as no harmful chemicals and colours are used. It is grease-proof, water, fire and heat-resistant. Banana Fibers are naturally breathable and keeps you cool on Summer days
 

10. Lyocell

Lyocell fabric is an amazing eco friendly fabric that represents a milestone in the development of environmentally sustainable textiles. Lyocell is a natural, man made fiber. Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, lyocell textiles are created through the use of nanotechnology in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions


Lyocell was created with color in mind, because of the fibers' high absorbency. The fabrics can be dyed to high quality standards. This eco fabric has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Due to its moisture management, Lyocell is also anti-bacterial, which makes them great for people with sensitive skin


We hope this article provides enough insight into the potential of harnessing the versatility of Vegan Fabrics. Let's pave way for a sustainable future 

 

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TvaagTribe