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THE MATERIALS

Adélie Outfitters focuses on ethically-produced, sustainable fabrics that are good for the environment and keep animal habitats safe. While our apparel isn't made exclusively from these fabrics, we strive to use the materials listed here as often as possible.


ORGANIC COTTON

It's not called the "fabric of our lives" for nothing; cotton is the world's most popular natural fiber. Organic cotton, however, is far more eco-friendly than conventionally-grown cotton; it's made without the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides, which can pollute water sources and destroy wildlife. We look for manufacturers for our apparel that care about the planet and use organic cotton as often as possible.

Organic cotton field
recycled polyester RPET, sustainable alternative

RECYCLED POLYESTER

A sustainable alternative to conventional polyester, recycled polyester is made from the plastic water bottles that would normally go into a landfill, thereby reducing soil, air, and water pollution. The process also wastes less energy than traditional polyester and less water and land than natural fibers.

BAMBOO

While the process of turning bamboo pulp into fabric is a chemical one, the raw material is organically-grown and sustainable, and the resulting product is biodegradable. Material made from bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and UV protective. Soft and drapey, it even wears beautifully, and is our number one fabric choice for an easy, layered look.

Bamboo trees for fabric
Rayon made of wood pulp

RAYON

Biodegradable rayon is manufactured from the purified cellulose of wood pulp, sometimes from beech trees or bamboo. Because it comes from a natural, renewable resource, rayon is considered semi-synthetic, and it often feels just as soft and supple as natural fiber. Its breathability and absorbancy is what makes rayon one of our favorite summer fabrics.

VISCOSE

The manufacturing process of viscose is very similar to that of rayon, and the two terms are sometimes used interchangably. They only differ in the types of plant fiber used and in their sometimes unique textures. While rayon is super light and absorbent, viscose is often softer and silkier.

Viscose made of plant fiber
Organic hemp fabric is made of cannabis sativa plant

HEMP

Hemp fabric is made from the fibers of the cannabis sativa plant (not to be confused with the breed used for smoking purposes), and is an environmentally-friendly, renewable resource. This organically-grown plant uses only 5% the amount of water as cotton does to grow and process, and the resulting fabric is biodegradable. But you don't have to sacrifice style for sustainability hemp clothing is incredibly soft and durable, holds its shape well over time, and gives a flattering, easy drape.

ORGANIC COTTON

It's not called the "fabric of our lives" for nothing; cotton is the world's most popular natural fiber. Organic cotton, however, is far more eco-friendly than conventionally-grown cotton; it's made without the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides, which can pollute water sources and destroy wildlife. We look for manufacturers for our apparel that care about the planet and use organic cotton as often as possible.

RECYCLED POLYESTER

A sustainable alternative to conventional polyester, recycled polyester is made from the plastic water bottles that would normally go into a landfill, thereby reducing soil, air, and water pollution. The process also wastes less energy than traditional polyester and less water and land than natural fibers.

BAMBOO

While the process of turning bamboo pulp into fabric is a chemical one, the raw material is organically-grown and sustainable, and the resulting product is biodegradable. Material made from bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and UV protective. Soft and drapey, it even wears beautifully, and is our number one fabric choice for an easy, layered look.

RAYON

Biodegradable rayon is manufactured from the purified cellulose of wood pulp, sometimes from beech trees or bamboo. Because it comes from a natural, renewable resource, rayon is considered semi-synthetic, and it often feels just as soft and supple as natural fiber. Its breathability and absorbancy is what makes rayon one of our favorite summer fabrics.

VISCOSE

The manufacturing process of viscose is very similar to that of rayon, and the two terms are sometimes used interchangably. They only differ in the types of plant fiber used and in their sometimes unique textures. While rayon is super light and absorbent, viscose is often softer and silkier.

HEMP

Hemp fabric is made from the fibers of the cannabis sativa plant (not to be confused with the breed used for smoking purposes), and is an environmentally-friendly, renewable resource. This organically-grown plant uses only 5% the amount of water as cotton does to grow and process, and the resulting fabric is biodegradable. But you don't have to sacrifice style for sustainability hemp clothing is incredibly soft and durable, holds its shape well over time, and gives a flattering, easy drape.

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