Here we find articles about MoCo companies that make threads, cloth, clothing and/or design clothing.
“‘Green’ doesn’t have to mean ‘simple’; one of our organic hats is worn in the O.R.” – David Weil, Founder of Paca Summit
David’s point is this: The simple living movement incorporates many ‘green’ qualities. But the reverse is not necessarily true: a ‘green’ initiative can sometimes be an important element in a sophisticated endeavor.
An example is a brain surgeon who operates under intense lights for hours, a client of David’s. The surgeon wears a Paca Summit organic merino wool hat under his surgeon’s hat. The Paca Summit hat wicks away moisture and regulates the skin temperature.
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Some background material on the debate of wool vs. alpaca.
A discussion about Tencel on the organicclothing blog.
Another article from the same blog. At the end is an extensive and amazing glossary of terms related to clothing. Link.
The article also has an in-depth discussion on the topic of wrinkling.
Quote from article: “Hemp – Hemp is a bast fiber that was probably used first in Asia. The fiber is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but it can be dyed bright and dark colors. The hemp fibers vary widely in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibers may be several inches long, while fibers used for domestic textiles are about 3/4 inch to 1 inch (1.9 to 2.54 cm) long. The elongation (1 to 6 percent) is low and its elasticity poor. The thermal reactions of hemp and the effect of sunlight are the same as for cotton. Hemp is moth resistant, but it is not impervious to mildew. Coarse hemp fibers and yarns are woven into cordage, rope, sacking and heavy-duty tarpaulins. In Italy, fine hemp fibers are used for interior design and apparel fabrics. Hemp is a very durable fiber that holds its shape. It grows without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers and can withstand harsh growing seasons. Hemp cultivation does not exhaust, but rather continuously fertilizes the soil by shedding its leaves throughout its growing period. In this way, it actually returns nutrients to the soil, helping to reduce the energy demand on the Earth. It is also naturally UV resistant and dries quickly.”