Here is information regarding the fabrics used by KV Handmade Goods. Our goal is to only use natural fibres in production and with the every-changing world of fabrics this informative section will be updated on a continually basis. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Many of the suppliers that we work with are STANDARD 100. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing & certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production (raw materials, intermediate, and end product). This includes testing for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, and other parameters for health care. It provides manufacturers with a uniform benchmark when evaluating harmful substances potentially used in the production process. Extensive product checks and regular company audits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.
The Camille pant and Odette jumpsuit are made from a blend of linen and Tencel™ (Lyocell) which is a type of rayon cellulose fibre made from wood pulp generated from managed Eucalyptus groves in Austria, Australia, America and China. Low toxicity solvents are used (and recycled to be used again) to convert wood pulp into fibre.
Lyocell is the only fully closed loop cellulose fibre on the market. Features include good yarn tenacity and a smooth hand, Lyocell is very gentle on the skin. It is also Thermal regulating, naturally anti bacterial and biodegradable.
Linen fibres are taken from the flax plant. Linen is eco-friendly because it is a natural fibre, meaning it takes little or no chemical fertilizer to grow. Also once it is harvested all parts of the plant can be used, making multiple by-products and nothing gets wasted. Linen is cool and very absorbent, great for summer wear. It is also extremely durable and strong, the strongest of all natural fibres.
Most of the linens used in production are eco-friendly not organic. As the systems improve and the availability appears, we are ready. But as for now, we are making the best choices we can. It wasn’t that long ago that there was no fibre content labels on fabrics in shops and no one had answers. We are moving in the right direction.
The Rose top linens are European fibres that meets high environmental standards and are dyed & finished in the United States.
Hemp textiles are made from industrial 'cannibus sativa' fibers. Hemp plants grow very quickly, without the use of chemical herbicides or pesticides and produce high yield commercial crops which optimize both land use and available resources. Hemp also returns a significant amount of the nutrients it takes from the soil leaving it rich and ready for new crops.
Exceptional tensile strength, naturally hypo-allergenic, offering UV protection and with the ability to help with thermo-regulation, hemp textiles are multipurpose and multi-functional.