We use organic cotton in denim, knitwear and tops. Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, which leads to improved soil condition, lower greenhouse gas emissions, stronger biodiversity and better health among the cotton growers. Organic cotton also means 62 % less energy and 71 % less water usage on average compared to the sourcing of traditional cotton. The HIGG score for organic cotton is 48, compared to traditional cotton which is 99.
All Mayla Denim styles are made of organic cotton or a mix of organic cotton, recycled materials and 1-2% elastane. When producing our denim styles, we use sustainable washing methods such as the E-flow nanobubble technology. A minimal quantity of water is needed with zero discharge. Compared to traditional treatments E-flow uses 55-95% less water, 80- 90% less chemicals and 20-40% less energy. For the finishing effects eco-friendly ozone and laser techniques are used.
Out of the AW20 collection 17% is made out of deadstock materials, which are leftover and over-ordered fabrics from wholesalers, other designers and fabric warehouses. By using available fabric, we reduce textile waste and lower our carbon footprint. The materials we use are vegan and have a verified fabric composition.
ECOVERO™ fibers from LENZING™ marks a new milestone in the production of sustainable viscose. Derived from sustainable wood pulp from certified and controlled sources, the viscose fibers are both compostable and biodegradable. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers have been certified with the EU Ecolabel as meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle.
ENKA® Viscose is another eco-friendly viscose fibre with similar characteristics as silk. Extracted from FSC-certified forest in Sweden, the wood pulp is turned into sustainable viscose-yarn in the German manufacturer ENKA.
TENCEL™ Lyocell from LENZING™ is a sustainable alternative to viscose used in our tops and blouses. TENCEL® is produced with pulp from sustainably planted eucalyptus and other fast-growing woods, certified according to FSC. The yarn is spun with minimal chemical waste and both fibers and the fabrics made from them are biodegradable.
REFIBRA™ is a revolutionary textile solution in which pre-consumer cotton waste fabric is mixed with virgin wood pulp to produce new TENCEL™ lyocell fibre. REFIBRA™ technology is LENZING’s first step to contribute to the circular economy in the textile industry.
The CERAMICA® material is produced in Porto in Portugal, with 28% plant-based sustainable ECOVERO™ yarn mixed with 69% polyester and 3% elastane. CERAMICA® is considered a certificate of quality and a reference in terms of comfort and versatility. Its performance as a naturally breathable fabric and offer a feeling of total comfort and allow maintaining an optimal body temperature. It is easy to care for and maintains its look and performance, even after successive washes, in addition to being wrinkle-resistant.