Beautifully soft and silky this short sleeved striped top is made from a combination of 67% Lyocell (TENCEL™) & 33% Organic Cotton
Designed by ethical, eco-conscious Cologne based label, Armed Angels.
Why choose organic cotton? Cotton is a very pesticide-intensive crop but organic fibres are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms so promote a healthier environment for wildlife, animals and people. Social conditions are high in organic textile factories so this cotton production can help farmers find a way out of poverty. Organic textiles don't contain allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemicals and as a result are a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre.
Why Choose Tencel? Tencel® is the brand name for Lyocell, a form of rayon. It is an award-winning eco-fibre made from tree cellulose farmed on wasteland. It is highly economical in its use of energy and natural resources, it is bio-degradable and it looks and feels great. It’s made from wood pulp, so it’s also recyclable. It doesn’t get bleached and it’s naturally wrinkle-free, so you don’t need to waste time or energy ironing it! Not all Lyocell fabric is made from sustainable wood, though, so check labels carefully, and as usual, try to find a product that’s been dyed with a low-chemical or vegetable colourant. As with many materials, Tencel production uses chemicals in the pulping process, but this is done in a 'closed-loop' system, so is benign – the thing that makes Tencel special is the recovery and reuse of up to 99.8 percent of the solvent used in that process, and the remaining emissions are broken down in biological water treatment plants.