NATURAL VEGETABLE FIBERS

Bamboo

Bamboo is a natural fiber from a pure, ecological, soft, UV repellent, antibacterial, absorbent and comfortable cellulose, with high durability, stability and tenacity.

Comes from North East of Argentina.

The fibers are extracted from the bamboo sticks in a natural way. The only extraction process results in a simple treatment with steam and boiling water.

Bamboo stick has a high ecological value as it comes from crops with renewable short cycles without harming the forest heritage. It is also 100% biodegradable and regenerates naturally and easily. The bamboo fiber offers a natural shine, which is equal to the silk shine. This fiber also has the power to regulate body temperature.

Its high resistance allows to knit the fibers together easily or by mixing them with other natural fibers. The usage of bamboo fiber in garments gives a sensation of freshness combined with freedom.

Low need in water. (For example: 1 hectare of bamboo produces 10 times more fiber than 1 hectare of cotton.) Naturally resistant to pests and parasites.

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Bamboo

Bamboo is a natural fiber from a pure, ecological, soft, UV repellent, antibacterial, absorbent and comfortable cellulose, with high durability, stability and tenacity.

Comes from North East of Argentina.

The fibers are extracted from the bamboo sticks in a natural way. The only extraction process results in a simple treatment with steam and boiling water.

Bamboo stick has a high ecological value as it comes from crops with renewable short cycles without harming the forest heritage. It is also 100% biodegradable and regenerates naturally and easily. The bamboo fiber offers a natural shine, which is equal to the silk shine. This fiber also has the power to regulate body temperature.

Its high resistance allows to knit the fibers together easily or by mixing them with other natural fibers. The usage of bamboo fiber in garments gives a sensation of freshness combined with freedom.

Low need in water. (For example: 1 hectare of bamboo produces 10 times more fiber than 1 hectare of cotton.) Naturally resistant to pests and parasites.

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Cotton

Cotton is a vegetablebased fiber. Cotton is part of the Malvaceous family of the gender Gossypium. In America and Argentina, there exist the varieties: Hirsutum and Barbadense.

Comes from Provinces of Chaco (50%), Formosa, Santiago del Estero and North of Santa Fe.

Whole process of extraction is done by hand in Argentina. 30% of the cotton fiber can be used for textiles, the rest are seeds and impurities.

The cotton is classified depending on its length, its color, its composition and its  quality. Then can be evaluated its ability to be knitted. The cotton fiber needs to have some level of elasticity and resistance. The micronaire index gives an idea of the quantity of fibers in a thread. Usually, the cotton is about 12. Cotton’s properties are high bsorbency, elasticity, purity and hypoallergenic.

Cotton can have a vast use both domestic and industrial. It is used to make comfortable and breathable textile, which later will have multiple purpose of use.

For cotton to be well grown, it needs long vegetation periods (175 and 225 days), constant temperatures between 18 and 30°, ample sunshine and fairly dry conditions, and a minimum of 500 mm of water.

Cotton

Cotton is a vegetablebased fiber. Cotton is part of the Malvaceous family of the gender Gossypium. In America and Argentina, there exist the varieties: Hirsutum and Barbadense.

Comes from Provinces of Chaco (50%), Formosa, Santiago del Estero and North of Santa Fe.

Whole process of extraction is done by hand in Argentina. 30% of the cotton fiber can be used for textiles, the rest are seeds and impurities.

The cotton is classified depending on its length, its color, its composition and its  quality. Then can be evaluated its ability to be knitted. The cotton fiber needs to have some level of elasticity and resistance. The micronaire index gives an idea of the quantity of fibers in a thread. Usually, the cotton is about 12. Cotton’s properties are high bsorbency, elasticity, purity and hypoallergenic.

Cotton can have a vast use both domestic and industrial. It is used to make comfortable and breathable textile, which later will have multiple purpose of use.

For cotton to be well grown, it needs long vegetation periods (175 and 225 days), constant temperatures between 18 and 30°, ample sunshine and fairly dry conditions, and a minimum of 500 mm of water.

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Linen

Linen is a grassy plant whose bark is formed of textile fiber. Linen fiber (linum sp) is considered between the vegetable-based fibers, as the strongest and oldest registered fiber (5000 years BC).

Comes from Provinces of Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, La Pampa, Corrientes and San Luis.

After the harvest, linen needs to be fermented for its decomposition to happen. It then needs to dry in the sun to provoke the separation of the threads. The whole process is done carefully by hand.

Its elaboration is very complex and costly. Linen fiber is a rigid and resistant fiber. It is not very elastic, but quite soft, smooth and shiny, with a color between white, yellowish, dark grey. Its length is usually between 20 and 30 cm.

This fiber is very absorbent, evaporates quickly. It is also a great conductor of heat.

Its farming is universal and allows to obtain the textile fiber and other products of great importance for the industrial sector.

Flax linen grows in fertile well-drained soil. It is a seasonal product, as flax cannot endure very hot weather neither hard winds. It takes 100 days from seed planting to harvesting of the flax plant.

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Linen

Linen is a grassy plant whose bark is formed of textile fiber. Linen fiber (linum sp) is considered between the vegetable-based fibers, as the strongest and oldest registered fiber (5000 years BC).

Comes from Provinces of Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, La Pampa, Corrientes and San Luis.

After the harvest, linen needs to be fermented for its decomposition to happen. It then needs to dry in the sun to provoke the separation of the threads. The whole process is done carefully by hand.

Its elaboration is very complex and costly. Linen fiber is a rigid and resistant fiber. It is not very elastic, but quite soft, smooth and shiny, with a color between white, yellowish, dark grey. Its length is usually between 20 and 30 cm.

This fiber is very absorbent, evaporates quickly. It is also a great conductor of heat.

Its farming is universal and allows to obtain the textile fiber and other products of great importance for the industrial sector.

Flax linen grows in fertile well-drained soil. It is a seasonal product, as flax cannot endure very hot weather neither hard winds. It takes 100 days from seed planting to harvesting of the flax plant.

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Jute

Jute is a textile fiber obtained from the plant Tilicea of the gender Corchorus.

Comes from Province of Chaco.

None bleaching process is done, to preserve and conserve its sensibility to room temperatures.

By having a high percentage of lignin, we obtain a rigid and rough fiber, and loses its fluffs aspect because of its high quantity of short threads.

The sunlight provokes its hardness and make it lost tenacity.

Jute fiber is the second most used fiber after the cotton fiber. This fiber is mainly used for ropes, bands, carpets, mats and knitting.

For jute fiber to grow successfully, it is important to have temperatures from 20 to 40° and relative humidity of 70%-80%.  It also requires 5 to 8 cm of rainfall weekly. Soft water is necessary for jute production.

Jute

Jute is a textile fiber obtained from the plant Tilicea of the gender Corchorus.

Comes from Province of Chaco.

None bleaching process is done, to preserve and conserve its sensibility to room temperatures.

By having a high percentage of lignin, we obtain a rigid and rough fiber, and loses its fluffs aspect because of its high quantity of short threads.

The sunlight provokes its hardness and make it lost tenacity.

Jute fiber is the second most used fiber after the cotton fiber. This fiber is mainly used for ropes, bands, carpets, mats and knitting.

For jute fiber to grow successfully, it is important to have temperatures from 20 to 40° and relative humidity of 70%-80%.  It also requires 5 to 8 cm of rainfall weekly. Soft water is necessary for jute production.

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Raw Silk

Silk is considered the queen of the natural fibers, for its properties. It feels warm in the winter and fresh in the summer. Its softness and shine characteristics make it an attractive material.

Comes from Provinces of La Pampa, Misiones, Jujuy and Buenos Aires (50 producers).

The process starts with silkworm eggs and lasts between 33 to 35 days. At the end, the silkworms can measure between 6 and 8 centimeters, and contains between 1000 and 3000 meters of thread. A boiling process is later done, to obtain the threads.

It is an ecological product, in which you cannot put any venom, as it is an autosustainable process, where we have to bring back to the Earth its purest and most natural composition, which is essentially made of soil.
Raw Silk is a seasonal product as the silkworms only eat blackberry leaves.

Raw Silk is a very old tradition in China. It then started slowly to be introduced in Argentina.
Raw Silk that can be  knitted, is used for household linen and clothing.

To create Raw Silk, we need a lot of larvae. Temperate areas are the ideal environment to develop this activity, because they are the most suitable for the cultivation of blackberry plants (Morus Alba), which is the only food of the silkworms (Bombyx Mori).

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Raw Silk

Silk is considered the queen of the natural fibers, for its properties. It feels warm in the winter and fresh in the summer. Its softness and shine characteristics make it an attractive material.

Comes from Provinces of La Pampa, Misiones, Jujuy and Buenos Aires (50 producers).

The process starts with silkworm eggs and lasts between 33 to 35 days. At the end, the silkworms can measure between 6 and 8 centimeters, and contains between 1000 and 3000 meters of thread. A boiling process is later done, to obtain the threads.

It is an ecological product, in which you cannot put any venom, as it is an autosustainable process, where we have to bring back to the Earth its purest and most natural composition, which is essentially made of soil.
Raw Silk is a seasonal product as the silkworms only eat blackberry leaves.

Raw Silk is a very old tradition in China. It then started slowly to be introduced in Argentina.
Raw Silk that can be  knitted, is used for household linen and clothing.

To create Raw Silk, we need a lot of larvae. Temperate areas are the ideal environment to develop this activity, because they are the most suitable for the cultivation of blackberry plants (Morus Alba), which is the only food of the silkworms (Bombyx Mori).

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