Advika uses eco fabrics, instead of conventional cottons and synthetics because they are considerably gentler on the environment, and or to our own health. Presently, Advika prefers to use organic cotton, tencel, linens, hemp and non GMO soya. Often we choose to use fabrics blended with spandex offering you the most comfort, embracing a women’s natural shape.
Organic cotton is cool, comfortable, and breathable. Unlike conventional cotton production, organic production uses absolutely no harmful pesticide, herbicide or chemical fertilizers, and is guaranteed to be GMO free. Integrated soil and pest management techniques, such as crop rotation and introducing natural predators of cotton pests, are practiced in organic cotton cultivation.
Soy fabrics are also known as vegetable cashmere , for their incredible softness, drape, and durability. Soy is a renewable natural resource. It is a by-product of unused protein remaining from the production of soya products (ex. tofu). Our soy textiles are all GMO free
Hemp fabrics have a sensuous drape and hang. It is also extremely durable, yet insulating making it desirable for both hot and cold temperatures. Hemp grows extremely fast and can be grown in any climate, in any agronomic system. Hemp can be grown with no (or little) herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, or other biocides. Hemp is a natural weed suppressor, because it grows so fast and densely it blocks out sunlight to other weeds that are trying to grow. Due to it’s long roots, hemp replenishes soil with nutrients and nitrogen and helps control erosion of topsoil. Also, once harvested, any residue can act as an eco friendly manure.
Tencel is the trade name for a human-made, natural fabric called “Lyocell” that is cool and breathable, with a gorgeous flowing drape. Tencel is one of the most environmentally friendly regenerated fabrics. Tencel is a sustainable fabric, regenerated from the cellulose of farm raised trees that do not require high amounts of pesticides or irrigation. The fiber is produced with a non-toxic solvent that is 99 percent recoverable and recyclable. In addition, no toxic chemicals are produced during the process, which means there are no toxic fumes released into the atmosphere. Tencel is 100 % percent biodegradable.
Bamboo is naturally soft and smooth.The fabric is breathable, thermal regulating, wicks moisture , resists odor and is absorbent and fast drying, keeping you dry and comfortable. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and can be planted in areas unsuitable for other crops. Bamboo does not require any pesticides or herbicides.
It is possible to use closed-loop processing, meaning that the pollutants and water are captured and not released into the environment