5 Eco-friendly Materials That Are A Must Have For Your Home
We are all told what we should and what we shouldn’t do when it comes down to the environment. Especially now when we live in a day and age where saving the planet is becoming more important than ever. Luckily there are some easy changes we can make when it comes to the home. By making small changes to the way we use materials, we are one step closer to making the planet a better place. Below is a list of some great fabrics that look fabulous in your home but also save the planet. Sound good?
Organic cotton, if it is responsibly sourced, is a great fabric that can be used in the home. Not only is it 100% natural, it is breathable, durable and also is hard wearing if you choose a type perfect for upholstery. Cottons that come as ‘un dyed’ or have a slight shade of green to them are best as they haven’t been bleached. Cotton can be used for items such as bedding, cushions, curtains and many upholstery projects.
The soy bean is used in many things now: food, drink, oil and it can also be used to make fabric. The ‘hull’ of the soy bean is used when producing the fabric and is farmed in such a way that it is not harmful to the environment. When sourcing soy fabric, make sure the fabric has ‘organic certification’. This means that it has been produced in a way that isn’t harmful to the environment or the workers.
While soy isn’t as strong as cotton and hemp, its antibacterial, biodegradable and light and soft. Soy is perfect for drapery as it doesn’t need to be ironed, is moisture absorbent and has an elegant feel to it.
Hemp has many fabulous qualities making it one of the best eco fabrics you can use in your home. Hemp has a high yield, improves the soil quality and is also grown without pesticides. As well as Hemp being great for the environment, it can be used for many things as it is very durable and strong. It can be used for making strong bags, durable fabric projects and clothing. It can be used for just about anything!
Bamboo is a great natural plant that can be made into fabric that is sustainable, eco friendly and Biodegradable. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants which can be harvested after 2-3 years of growth and doesn’t need to be re planted. Also Bamboo doesn’t use pesticides or pesticides, making it a material that doesn’t pollute the environment.
Bamboo is perfect for fabric and has many great qualities. Bamboo is very soft, highly durable and is thermo regulating which means your bed sheets will keep you warm in the winter and nice and cool in the summer. The fabric is also well fitting, as it won’t shrink as easily and is also kind to sensitive skin. What’s not to love?
Eco fabrics are the way forward to protecting the environment and making your home a more comfortable place. You can shop cotton fabrics on my website that have been sustainably sourced and printed in the UK.
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