Robust and soft: the perfect dress
From beechwood, it is possible to obtain a very soft and silky fabric, able to perfectly combine quality and sustainability. The fabric is called Modal and is the cellulose fibre extracted from beechwood. Beech trees are very ancient and resistant plants that thrive in Northern and Central Europe creating very large and dense forests. The fibre used in the Cora Happywear collection is produced by Lenzing and is produced through the Edelweiss® technology.
The Edelweiss® Technology is defined "symbiotic" and takes place in the Austrian Alps, where the beech come from. The spinning process is performed there as well. This method allows a considerable saving of energy resources. Furthermore, other materials from abroad are not required. The process developed by Lenzing provides for the recovery of a large part of the waste material. The result is a textile of excellent quality, sustainably made and extremely light-weighted.
This beechwood fibre is just perfect: it is very soft and resistant at the same time. It is elastic and wicking, but it dries quickly. It is antiallergic and antibacterial. We from CORA love every aspect of the beechwood!
20 times less water consumption than normal cotton
The beeches are long-lived trees living up to 300 years and very high plants reaching up to 24 meters of height. One might think that they require many litres of water to grow but surprisingly they only need a spacious environment to flourish, ideally exposed to sunlight. Only at the beginning, trees need watering and feeding.
That is why beech water consumption is 20 times less than a normal plantation of cotton.
99% of recovered materials
The beech fibre is very much durable and can be used for many and different types of textile fabrics, also in combination with organic cotton. Its production is absolutely fair and sustainable for the environment.
The extraction process is defined as sustainable since it implements new sustainable technologies, exploits recyclable substances and eliminates the negative impact on the environment.
Beech fibre is extracted from the beechwood and can be considered a sustainable source because it regenerates alone and does not need any use of pesticides, insecticides or fertilizers for growing.
Therefore, there is no need for reforestation. Beech trees are deep-rooting plants that develop and thrive in Northern and Central Europe. Beech forests create a special environment and a natural habitat for animals and other plants, too.
All types of fiber used in CORA Happywear products have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial anddomestic soil, freshwater and marine conditions so that they can fully return to nature.
Beech fibre is not harmful to the environment.
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