We use the highest quality fabrics available in the sustainable fabrics industry. All of our garments are hand finished, which allows the true beauty and quality of the materials we choose for our collections to show. Below you will find a brief description of the primary fabrics we use including their unique sustainable qualities and their benefit to not only us but also to the world around us.
Hemp is eco- friendly as it grows very fast and is considered a renewable resource. Made from a plant, it is breathable and light while still holding structure. The texture helps create exceptional pieces without adding extra weight. Hemp fabric provides all the warmth and softness of a natural textile but with a superior durability seldom found in other materials.
Silk is a natural fiber. Organic silk avoids usage of any chemicals or treatments using insecticides, pesticides or synthetic additives (often used by some silk suppliers to provide additional softness to their silk fabrics).
Our Hemp-silk fabric used for our dresses and suites is primarily hemp with 60% hemp and 40% silk. The combination of hemp with silk has a luxurious feel while maintaining softness and beautiful draping capabilities. Organic silk has the versatility of being blended with just about any other fiber, in our case hemp.
Wool is naturally antimicrobial (meaning inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoans), breathable, stain resistant and its thermal qualities help maintain the temperature of the body. We use sustainable wool that is produced in the United States and dyed with minimal impact on the environment.
Being the "in" fabric of the season, we have incorporated denim in our collection. Our denim is grown and produced in the United States and dyed at environmentally friendly mills. We love the colors and weight of our denim fabric.
Organic cotton, rather than pesticide-intensive cotton is what we use. Conventional grown cotton consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides used in the world. On the other hand, organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. For example, organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. At mina + olya, we only choose to use organic cotton.