Tencel, the revolution in sustainable clothing

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting sectors on the planet. To keep this mass production of cheap clothing up we are paying with our environment and human rights. All this, fed by the “fast fashion”. The path towards minimalism and slow fashion involves switching to brands that meet ethical criteria of production. Therefore, we would like to introduce a sustainable brand called Organic basics.

The greater excuse about eco-friendly brands is the price, (spoiler alert: this is not the case). However, we must be aware that when we pay so little for a shirt, that price is not real. Behind a €3 T-shirt there are people living in poverty and contaminated countries around the factories.

On the other hand, when we buy from small brands, whose ethical values agree with ours, we are supporting people with the same philosophy as we do.

Organic basics

It is a Danish brand focused on minimalist underwear design. Its motto is:

“The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. 
We don’t like it that way. We believe in setting higher standards when it comes to sustainable production.”

Their products are made of organic cotton and certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). This certificate ensures the organic condition of textile products: ensuring the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.

 

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In the production of these fibers, wood cellulose is transformed into cellulose fibers with a low impact on the environment, since in the process of spinning in organic solvent, it recycles the process water and reuses the solvent with a percentage of recovery of 99%.

During the manufacturing process, a solvent (N-methylmorpholine) is used to dissolve the pulp of the wood in a viscous solution. This solution is spun in a coagulation bath containing a dilute solution of the solvent. Then the fibers are washed and dried, eliminating the solvent that is regenerated to be reused in new fibers. The result is a fiber free of residual products.

To finish with the fiber, it is given a finish with a resin to achieve greater tensile strength, although depending on the resin and the treatment, other textures or finishes can be obtained such as grinding.

Items and price

Organic basics offers underwear, t-shirts and socks, for men and women in basic colors: nude rose, black and white.

Although there is the idea that buying from sustainable brands is more expensive, we also pay  for better quality. Therefore, the items last much longer. Therefore, being very accessible to everyone.

Our experience

Organic basics is a brand that is committed to the environment and quality clothing. We are very happy to have discovered it and helped us to gradually get rid of plastic in all aspects of our life.

We have tried  TENCELTM with briefs 2 pack, Lite singlet, Lite Boxes y Men’s Lite Tee  and they are very comfortable and have an outstanding quality.

The ecological impact of fashion is having an impact on the entire world and we must stop this madness. The consumers are the ones who should start changing the way we buy. Therefore, we appreciate that brands such as Organic basics, offer us this opportunity to reduce our ecological impact.

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