Alternative Materials March 15th, 2022

Natural and renewable resources

– an option for trims?

The textile industry is shifting how it contributes to the challenges brought to sustainability and the environment by rethinking the production and consumption of fibres and textiles, with a higher focus on recycled and natural fibres.

What are natural fibres?

We’ve all heard about organic cotton, but are there other options, also for trims using natural fibres? As an essential part of the supply chain, Trimco Group makes sure organic fibres, natural and regenerative fibres are amongst the choices and solutions within trims and variable data solutions, where labels can match the needs of any brand with a focus on a better future.

SeaCell™ – the gift of the ocean

Completely vegan, SeaCell™ is an extraordinary fibre made from a rich and sustainable resource – seaweed. Known for its properties, seaweed is a rich source of calcium, iron and several vitamins and contains antimicrobial nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties. What about the fabric, you might wonder? Produced by smartfiber AG, the SeaCell™ fibre is an innovative mix of seaweed that is first washed, dried, ground, and then added into the cellulose fibre, which turns into a yarn. The harvesting process is very selective, focusing only on the part of the plant that can regenerate. Both cellulose and seaweed are considered sustainable raw materials, the result being completely biodegradable.

SeaCell™ has a range of different advantages such as:

  • It is biodegradable
  • 100% organic and environmentally-friendly
  • Gentle to the skin and thus allergy-friendly, great for sensitive skin types

EcoCosy® – A cosy touch for the skin and environment

Another great option in the world of organic fibres is EcoCosy. This wood-based cellulosic fibre is, just like SeaCell, hypoallergenic and gentle to the skin, biodegradable and entirely sourced from certified wood plantations. To top it off, EcoCosy® is the first viscose manufacturer, according to their website, to have completed the Higg Index FEM 3.0 assessment, with an average score of over 90%. At the same time, the fibre guarantees it is free of harmful substances by throwing in the Oeko-Tex certification in the ring.

  • EcoCosy® sets itself apart in this way by:
  • Being biodegradable and compostable with no negative consequences on plants and vegetable growth
  • Having all certifications needed for a guaranteed quality
  • Features great comfort and advantages for sensitive skin and kind to the environment.

Neck labels and different trims can be designed using SeaCell™, EcoCosy® and other natural fibres. If you want to know more about how Trimco Group can help you with this, get in touch to know more.

EcoCosy label by Trimco Group