Conventional clothing is killing our habitat: the textile industry is the 2nd most polluting on Earth, following petroleum.
One commercial cotton t-shirt requires 2 pounds of toxic pesticides applied to the ground. Cotton represents 5% of the world's farm land yet 25% of its pesticide use. A reasonable and practical way to avoid contributing to this ecological devastation is by choosing clothes that encourage farmers to transfer more acreage every year to organic/sustainable methods and crops.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a lower impact on the environment than conventionally grown cotton. The cotton is grown without toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, or the use of genetically engineered seed. Our cotton garments are 100% certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or specify if other material is used, such as lycra, for example.
BellaLine clothing is made with organic cotton and other eco-friendly fibers. Using these materials reduces pesticide usage, damage to fresh water resources, and lowers health risks for global farming communities. Organic cotton also makes the clothing really soft.
For the conscious consumer, organic cotton is environmentally responsible, comfortable to wear, and a mindful purchase to its alternative.
Eco-friendly and organically grown, Modal is a highly sustainable product made from Beech Wood chips derived from the Birch Tree. These trees are sustainably farmed.
The manufacturing process is "closed-loop" meaning there is little to no waste. The eco-impact of this fabric is just 1/20th that of Cotton (including organic cotton).
Unlike cotton, Modal has a cellulosic structure and is the combination of Modal and Tencel (from the Birch & Eucalyptus Trees respectively), which wicks 50% more moisture than cotton providing excellent moisture transportation, outstanding regulation of the body climate, and exceptional skin friendliness. Modal also has natural stretch properties and is incredible for athletic & sports activities like yoga & pilates.
Fabrics are also made with low-impact dyes. These dyes have a high absorption rate, which decreases the use of rinse water and produces less waste.
These purposeful choices ensure environmentally and socially responsible production practices in every phase of product supply chain.