A ton of ingenuity goes into transforming bamboo pulp into the sumptuous fabric we know and love.
From birch to bamboo, all pulp-based fibers come from cellulose. Cellulose is the woody material found in most plants that gives it structure and support. Cellulose must be altered at the molecular level before it is spun into thread.
While the finished fabric is free of byproducts, the process requires industrial solvents.
The Importance of a Closed-Loop System
Before there was ‘Flatten the Curve,’ there was ‘Close the Loop.’
Closing the loop means recovering the water and solvents used in the bamboo viscose process and using it again and again. Closed-loop systems reduce demand on local water resources and minimize pollution.
Closed loop clothing is making big headlines these days, but here at YALA we have been committed to this technology from the very beginning.
At YALA, we are proud to report that our manufacturing partners reuse 98% of their water.
Moreover, the process is mechanized to avoid worker exposure.
Progress is Everything
While this puts our bamboo on par with other natural rayon fabrics on the market such as tencel and modal, we’re not content with 98%.
Through research, investment, and diligent effort, our manufacturing partners are making strides to close the final gap to a 100% closed-loop system. We are committed to making these improvements toward our goal of true sustainability.
Vote With Your Dollars!
Closed-loop bamboo is more expensive for a reason. It requires more dedication and skill. When you choose to purchase responsibly-manufactured clothing such as YALA’s, you vote for a cleaner environment and worker’s rights.
Not only that, but we happen to think our sustainable bamboo clothing, bedding, and sleepwear are some of the most comfortable, attractive garments you will find at any price. Once you try them for yourself, we know you will agree!
So kudos to you, dear customer. We couldn’t close the loop without you!