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MATERIAL GUIDE

These are the textiles used in the last three collections. To find out more about certifications of each fabric, check out "our standards" page.

ECOVERO viscose (Lenzing fibre)

At Residus, we love ECOVERO. Manufactured from only certified sustainable wood, plant-based viscose provides a great alternative to harmful viscose textiles. Eco-viscose fabric is a soft fabric and is easy to wash. 

Tencel (Lenzing fibre)

Tencel is
manufactured from only certified sustainable wood, plant-based viscose provides a great alternative to harmful viscose textiles. This fabric is soft and easy to wash. 

Organic Cotton 

Cotton is a natural fiber that is spun from a cotton plant. It is made into thread and creates a soft, breathable fabric. Cotton is an essential when it comes to creating garments, and we only use organic! 

Linen

Linen is a super fiber that originates from the earth friendly flax plant. Growing linen requires far less water than growing cotton and it does not acquire any chemicals or fertilizers. Add to this that the fabric is amazingly comfortable to wear a well as recyclable and fully biodegradable. 

Silk 

Silk is an all-natural, eco-friendly fiber made by insects such as spiders or silk worms. The fabric’s strength comes from a protein called fibroin while a protein called sericin gives silk its surface protection. At Residus, we always use surplus silk and ensure its ethical production.

Polyester (Pes)

We blend polyester in some garments with our Ecovero for better longevity and recovery. Polyester is an oil-based synthetic fiber. It does not wrinkle; it is easy to care for and keeps its shape well. Although polyester is not a sustainable material we have a hard time cutting it out completely for now. But it is our goal for the future. 

Polyamide 

Polyamide, otherwise known as nylon, is a synthetic, oil-based fiber. Polyamide is wear-resistant and maintains the fit very well. Because polyamide is a synthetic fiber, we only use a very small amount in our products which is all made out of surplus fabrics.

Elastane

Elastane, or lycra, is a synthetic stretch fiber known for its high elastic capacity. Elastane is never used alone in a garment; as little as two percent of elastane may be enough for the garment to keep its shape better. 

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