Certified Eco Fabrics
All fabrics used to manufacture Brenda Laine Designs are supplied by Canadian companies who produce functional textiles that are environmentally and socially responsible.
The fabrics are produced in mills which meet the highest standards required for global and international certification.
All fabrics come with certification:
GOTS: Global Organic Textile Certification, or OEKO-TEX®Standard 100
OEKO-TEX®Standard 100 is a certification process 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. Environmentally conscious manufacturers produce fabrics that are tested for safety and skin-friendly.
Garment care for fabrics:
All our fabrics are machine washable, and can be dried in a warm dryer with minimal shrinkage.
The best garment care is to wash in cool water, dry flat until damp, then finish in a warm dryer. Fleece jackets fluff up beautifully with 10 minutes or so in a warm dryer.
Eco fabric blends:
Our garments are made of bamboo, hemp, cotton, linen, merino wool, tencel and modal fibres.
The bulk of our fashion line is made from bamboo/cotton jersey knits and fleece, and hemp/organic/cotton weave and jersey knits.
Bamboo - A natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. The Bamboo used to produce fabrics is easily replenished and requires no pesticides to grow. Bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable plants because it grows quickly and does not require chemicals or irrigation, and biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics.
Bamboo rayon is made by dissolving pulp bamboo into its cellulose component and then spun into viscose fibers. Clothing made of bamboo rayon typically lasts even longer and holds its shape even better than clothing made of simple bamboo fibers.
Hemp - Hemp was the first plant used for textiles, and has been grown since 8000 BC.
Hemp is one of the strongest, most durable, and most ecologically friendly fabrics. Grown without pesticides. Its anti-mildew and antimicrobial properties make it resistant to mold, and it blocks out the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Hemp clothing insulates and breathes, helping you stay cool in summer, and warm in winter.
Hemp excels in strength, durability, and absorbency, and when mixed with softer fibres, such as wool or cotton, makes hemp-blended fabrics durable, but also comfortable to wear and feel.