Eco-textiles are hot right now, but it can be tough to sort out what's truly green. Our guide gives you the rundown.
Lulan Textiles' hand-woven, hand-dyed silk and organic cotton textiles are fair trade, use low-impact dyes and honor age-old weaving techniques and processes.
Sina Pearson Textils employs mills in the U.S. and Europe that use low-impact dyes and support environmental research. O Eco Textiles' mission is "to prove it's possible to produce luxurious, sensuous fabrics in ways that are non-toxic and sustainable." Live Textiles uses organic cotton, bamboo and hemp in its traditional and contemporary interior fabrics. A family business in a solar-powered facility, Near Sea Naturals creates organic cotton and wool fabrics milled in the United States.
Loyale offers stylish biodegradable and organic clothing and donates 3 percent of profits to Green Corps. Winner of many environmental achievement awards, Eco-terric home products feature organic and socailly responsible materials. EnviroTextiles offers fabrics and shirts made with sustainable hemp canvas, knits and weaves, including upholstery-weight fabrics. Run by two sisters, Oliveira Textiles come in hemp and organic cotton and are hand-silk-screened using water-based dyes.
LooLo Textiles offers unique, biodegradable home furnishings such as this Janthur pillow.
LooLo Textiles offers unique, biodegradable home furnishings such as this La Rue accent pillow.