Through internal research and development as well as collaboration with third parties, we have curated a suite of sustainable fabric options that enable our clients to create collections that are in line with their values. Our range offers a diverse collection of natural fibers, recycled fabrics and organically produced options that are truly sustainable as well as stylish.
Organic linen is made from flax plant fibres and is incredibly strong as well as naturally moth resistant. The flax plant is extremely versatile with numerous uses for every part of the plant meaning that nothing is wasted during the production process. The fabric itself is able to withstand high temperatures and absorbs moisture without retaining bacteria making it ideal for summer and beachwear.
Organic linen is featured in the Spring Summer 2022 Lookbook
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a much lower impact on the environment than normal cotton. The process maintains soil fertility by prohibiting the use of toxic or synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Agricultural diversity and sustainability is preserved through the use of natural and never genetically engineered seeds.
Dan Liris is part of the Better Cotton Initiative and only uses third party certified producers of organic cotton for producing the finest quality organic cotton yarn and fabric.
Organic Cotton is featured in the Spring Summer 2022 Lookbook
Ahimsa Silk, also known as peace silk, cruelty-free silk and non-violent silk, refers to a new type of silk that is produced without harming or killing the silk worms which is what takes place in the traditional production of silk. As opposed to killing the larvae, the silk thread is only harvested once the silkworms have become moths and vacated their cocoons.
Ahimsa Silk is featured in the Autumn Winter 2022 Lookbook.
Vegan Wool is a cruelty free alternative to traditional wool that is made from 30% Calotropis fibers and 70% organic cotton. The zero waste and chemical free production cycle of the natural fibres as well as low water requirement of the wild milkweed make it one of the most sustainable fabric options available.
The final fabric has a smooth, glossy finish as the Calotropis fibres are hollow making then very similar to other luxury natural fibers such as as alpaca, the look and feel is therefore very similar to cashmere. It is very easy to handle and does not shrink after washing like traditional wool; the hollow fibres make it ideal for inter-seasonal wear.
Plant Based Leather
Leap™ is a plant-based leather alternative that mimics the quality of traditional leather but without harming animals and the environment. Using apple waste discarded during cider production, the waste is upcycled to create a plant based leather that saves time, energy and resources. The resulting fabric can be smooth or textured depending on the requirements of the final product.
Lyocell, or Tencel, is a semi synthetic fabric made from natural raw materials. It is produced from cellulose fibers by dissolving wood pulp, most commonly derived from eucalyptus trees and then reconstituting it by dry jet-wet spinning in a closed loop system. The result is a durable fabric that is also biodegradable and compostable.
It has a smooth finish that is gentle against the skin, has good elastic properties, absorbs moisture and is thermoregulating in addition to being hypoallergenic making it an ideal substitute for cotton and silk. Lycocell therefore has a host of different applications including clothing, activewear, sleepwear and home textiles.
Livaeco is a cellulose derived natural fibre fabric that is sourced from certified sustainable forests and focuses on maintaining forest cover through its sourcing. It requires markedly less water and carbon emissions to produce versus other fabrics and even natural fibers in addition to biodegrading within 6-8 weeks. Through a closed loop production system and molecular tracer, every aspect of the production cycle can be verified and traced for complete transparency.
The resulting fabric is soft and lightweight with excellent draping properties that can be used in a wide variety of apparel applications.
Recycled wool is wool that has been produced by shredding and respinning fibres from existing wool yarns, textiles or garments. As such, it requires much less dye and therefore uses significantly less water, energy and chemicals in comparison with virgin wool, in addition to saving wool based industrial waste from ending up in land fill.
The resulting yarns and fabrics can be used in a multitude of ways, just like virgin wool but with a much lighter environmental footprint and all the other benefits including being very long lasting and durable as well as biodegradable.
Recycled polyester, also known as rPET, is obtained by melting down existing plastic from consumer and industrial waste and then re-spinning it into new polyester fiber. Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that is not biodegradable thereby diverting it from landfill or becoming waste that pollutes the oceans.
The resulting yarns and fabric offer the same quality as virgin polyester while requiring significantly less energy and resources to produce.