Organic Fibers and Fashion - Part III

June 10, 2010

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I was astonished when I discovered that Henry Ford was photographed wearing the first known soy suit and tie, in 1940!!!

In spite of this, it wasn't until 1999 that a technological breakthrough made mass production of soybean fiber realistic and economically convenient. Soybean fiber is a sustainable textile fiber made from renewable natural resources.

I began to research about soy properties, to see if it is a good option to renew our fashion designs.

I found the following:

Soy has the most luxurious appearance of all plant fibers. Fabric is soft, smooth and light. It has fantastically elegant draping abilities, making it a very flattering choice. It has a soft feel of cashmere. It is easy to care for, no dry cleaning necessary.


The Columbia History of the World notes that the oldest relic of human history is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC. In addition to this Archeologists determined the first remnants of cotton existed about 4,000 years ago and Silk has a rich history of over 3,000 years.

Archaeologists now know that the oldest fabric product was found in Japan. It is a rope made of hemp, dating back 21,000 years. People have been using hemp since a long, long time ago. Bone needles have also been found there.

Hemp has been used as an industrial fiber for thousands of years.

The same as in soy, due to the explosion of interest in eco-friendly, organic fibers, again a technological breakthrough has made hemp useful to be used in modern textile fashion designs. To appreciate its qualities we can say that hemp fiber is the most resistant to weather, sunlight, mold, and salt, which makes it extremely durable. Hemp keeps us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And by some "magic" effect, it never looks "old" or "wore".

Many fashion designers, who have been interested in hemp for years, began to create fabulous, exciting fashion designs. Calvin Klein, Rubin Singer, Donatella Versace and many others are among fashion designers working with hemp.


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