Sustainable fabric is just the tip of the sustainable fashion iceberg. There's also thread, zippers, notions, dyeing, packaging, and shipping to name a few. The difficult task when implementing sustainability into your fashion brand is WHERE DO YOU START? There are so many areas to consider that it often feels overwhelming especially when you consider that the whole planet is at stake.
AMANN'S LIFECYCLE Thread
The world's first Cradle to Cradle Certified thread has emerged and it's Amann's LIFECYCLE thread line. As a refresher, Cradle to Cradle is one of the top certifications you can get for sustainable fashion. This thread holds a gold certification which is just one step down from the highest level platinum certification.
How it's sustainable: This recycled polyamide sewing thread is mostly made from recycled fishing nets and textile waste. They replace environmentally harmful perfluorocarbons (PFCs) with environmentally compatible alternatives. Only dyed with compostable dyes. And of course because it's C2C certified - it's completely circular.
Features: Break strength, abrasion resistance, and sewability.
Amefird Recycled Polyester Thread
Offering a few options including an organic cotton thread made with a long staple fiber for a smooth finish, Amefird delivers some options for sustainable thread.
How it's sustainable: Made from 100% Repreve recycled polyester
Features: Elasticity, softness, and strength for all around performance
Offering sustainable threads, yarns, zips, and trims, this could very well be your one stop shop.
How it's sustainable: 100% recycled line of premium corespun and textured sewing threads
Features: Wide range of thread options, same proven level of performance to their traditional high quality threads
Searching for more sustainable sourcing options?
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