My quest continues to learn more about fiber and what it means to all of us....from an environmental and economic view. I deal with fabric every day..... I make quilts and bags, I shop for it, I read about it and I have blogged about it. Back in June, I came across information that led to a fiber epiphany ..... I was aghast at what I found and so I blogged about the what I found.
Recently a friend asked me about modal...if I knew what it was. Had no clue....so I googled around a bit and found some information - not only on modal but some other fabrics as well. Thought y'all might be interested in this site www.envirofabrics.net ...here is a little of what I found there.
Silk.....an easily dyed fiber that retains its shape; cool to wear in the Summer and warm in the Winter.....
Wool......a hearty fiber that’s light weight; naturally wrinkle and dirt resistant as well as absorbs moisture
Linen/Flax.......70% cellulosic, it absorbs as much as 20 times its weight in humidity before feeling damp. Linen fibers are naturally non-allergenic, antistatic and antibacterial
Cashmere.....a luxurious goat wool imported from Central Asia
Viscose....called an artificial silk, it has a silk-like aesthetic with superb drape and feel. Viscose is moisture absorbent, abrasion resistant and low in pilling.
ProModal® ....a blend of TENCEL® and Modal® fibers combining Modals soft hand with Tencels moisture absorption's skin sensitive properties and strength. With ProModal® you can feel nature. The fiber blend is extracted from wood. Timber from sustainable grown forest plantations have a much lower impact on the environment than cotton, consuming 10 to 20 times less water than cotton.
Modal LP®......a 100% Modal for garment dyers that will greatly diminish the pilling and hairiness effect associated with regular Modal in garment dyeing.
Supima Cotton/MicroModal®......if hand and softness is needed for drapability, then the intimate blending of two yarns creates an unbeatable product. Buttery soft knit fabrics in a variety of stitches and colors.
Triblend......using a combination of polyester/cotton and Rayon intimate blended to form textural yarns. Used in a variety of coarse gauge sweater knits for contemporary fashion.