Materials

kierti bambu

Bamboo viscose stretch terry

 

The bamboo fabric we use is bamboo viscose. It is manufactured by a viscose spinning process. The bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant and it does not require a lot fertilisers or pesticides. Because the bamboo grows so fast, it also absorbs a great deal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Bamboo viscose is antistatic and soft, and therefore pleasant to use. However, it might accumulate a little bit of lint. Bamboo viscose is also non-allergic and biodegradable. The best part is that it will not start to smell when used in the kitchen! The bamboo we use is cultivated (in Asia) so it is not off the menu of any animal.

kierti bambu

Bamboo viscose stretch terry

The bamboo fabric we use is bamboo viscose. It is manufactured by a viscose spinning process. The bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant and it does not require a lot fertilisers or pesticides. Because the bamboo grows so fast, it also absorbs a great deal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Bamboo viscose is antistatic and soft, and therefore pleasant to use. However, it might accumulate a little bit of lint. Bamboo viscose is also non-allergic and biodegradable. The best part is that it will not start to smell when used in the kitchen! The bamboo we use is cultivated (in Asia) so it is not off the menu of any animal.

Hemp cotton stretch terry

 

Hemp is an old material used in sails, ropes and other textiles that require good moisture resistance. It tolerates microbes well and dries fairly quickly. Therefore, it is suitable also for kitchen use. The hemp is a very ecological plant to cultivate. Hemp in our hemp dish cloth is of European origin. Our dish cloths have also cotton from either Central Asia or Middle East in the mix, and a small amount of polyester to give it durability.

Cotton linen

 

Our tea towel fabric is so-called half-linen, i.e. a fabric in which the warp consists of cotton yarn and the weft of linen yarn. Half-linen fabric is light and airy, highly absorbent and fairly lint-free. The fabric we use has been woven in Eastern Europe, in the old linen regions of Europe. Farming the flax plant that produces linen does not demand a lot of pesticides, irrigation or fertilisers. Furthermore, it is a very resistant fibre. For these reasons, linen is an ecological material.

puuvilla-pellava

Cotton linen

 

Our tea towel fabric is so-called half-linen, i.e. a fabric in which the warp consists of cotton yarn and the weft of linen yarn. Half-linen fabric is light and airy, highly absorbent and fairly lint-free. The fabric we use has been woven in Eastern Europe, in the old linen regions of Europe. Farming the flax plant that produces linen does not demand a lot of pesticides, irrigation or fertilisers. Furthermore, it is a very resistant fibre. For these reasons, linen is an ecological material.

puuvilla-pellava

Polyester in our products

 

The durability of soft materials in the Kierti dish cloths have been enhanced with added polyester. In the product, the polyester is long-fibred and added into the bottom side of the knitting, on the reverse side of the fabric.

 

In the bamboo dish cloth, it is left on the inside of a finished product. This is why the release of polyester fibres into the water as microplastics is most likely very scant. In the hemp dish cloth, polyester is on the outside of the fabric but the amount of polyester is also smaller: 13%. However, we take the problem of microplastics seriously at Kierti, and our desire to work towards a plastic-free world is strong. Our new polyester-free, and in other ways brilliant dish cloth will be on the market next autumn. We will also continue the search for the replacement of polyester in our classic products with our fabric manufacturer.