Materials & fibers
Päälä tees are made from sustainably sourced materials that are resilient, comfortable and soft to the skin. We value a diverse range of sustainable fibres to produce our garments to care about less impact of textile production on the environment. Our T-shirts are made of linen, bamboo, organic cotton, Tencel™, Modal and EcoVero™. Our certified fabrics reduce the number of harmful substances used in the growth of the fibers. GOTS also means farmers and producers are treated and paid fairly.
Linen is a strong, durable fiber made from the flax plant. The flax plant is highly sustainable, it requires less irrigation so it can grow by natural rainfall. The plant is less dependent on pesticides and is resilient to grow in poor soil. Our linen items are produced in Portugal. Linen feels soft, is comfortable to wear and because of the strong fiber the fabric keeps it’s quality for years. Linen is moisture absorbent. Because of its porous nature, linen is very breathable and has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make it a good conductor of warmth. Linen T-shirts are comfortable to wear in warm weather.
The bamboo plant is highly sustainable fiber. The plant grows easily, uses natural irrigation and requires minimum care. Bamboo is a natural fiber turned into yarn using a chemical heating process. Our manufacturer in Turkey is OEKOTEX and GOTS certified, which ensures that chemicals used in the production process have limited environmental impact and that processes are in place for proper handling of waste water. Bamboo has a soft and cooling touch: everyone loves our bamboo tees for the comfortable and soft touch of fabric. Bamboo is antibacterial and highly moisture absorbent that that ensures maximum wearing comfort.
GOTS-certified Organic Cotton
Cotton is the most commonly used fiber and a wonderful fabric to wear. The cotton used in our T-shirts is 100% organic and caries the GOTS-certificate which ensures its sustainability. The GOTS certification is a strong eco-label that requires all producers involved in the production process, from plant to garment, to be certified. No pesticides are used in the production of cotton, irrigation is mostly rain-fed and strict rules apply to the dyeing and production process for the use and disposal of chemicals.
Tencel fibers are made out of wood pulp from the Eucalyptus tree, harvested from sustainable forests and made into fibers by means of a chemical heating process. The Eucalyptus tree grows easily and requires little inputs. Päälä only uses Tencel fabrics that have been produced with the patented process from Lenzing. This includes a closed-loop, environmentally friendly system that recycles the chemical input and waste materials. This makes Tencel a fabric with minimal environmental impact. Tencel is a very soft fabric. The structure and length of the fiber makes the fabric sturdy, which ensures enjoyment over a longer time. The Tencel fiber is moisture absorbent, has a natural shine and falls gracefully.
Modal, like Tencel, is made from cellulose fibers from trees. Modal is a natural fiber that is processed into a fiber by a chemical heatingprocess. Päälä only uses Modal fabrics produced with Lenzing's patented process. This includes a closed, environmentally friendly system that recycles the chemical input and waste materials. Cellulose fibers such as Bamboo, Tencel and Modal are also called artificial silk, because of their natural shine and graceful appearance. Modal is a very soft fabric with a strong fiber that absorbs moisture and therefore ensures great wearing comfort.
EcoVero is a more sustainable viscose, made from sustainable wood and pulp, coming from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. Päälä only uses EcoVero™ fabrics produced with Lenzing's patented process. EcoVero is similar in fiber quality to other viscose: Fine, soft, breathable, very comfortable, moisture-wicking properties and relatively quick drying. EcoVero is completely biodegradable and compostable. It’s easy to recycle, because it can be used to produce new viscose fibres. When it does end up in a landfill, it will biodegrade completely within several months without releasing toxic chemicals into the soil.