INNOVATION IN FABRICS

Kings of Indigo’s collection is mainly made from environmentally preferred fibres such as recycled or organic cotton.
More than 90% of the raw materials used for the production process are sustainable.
Most of the products contain either GOTS certified cotton or material that is inherently environmentally friendly in its growth and production,
such as linen, hemp, modal or TENCEL® lyocell.
To guarantee quality, these raw materials are processed in the best fabric mills.
Kings of Indigo works very close with them to create beautiful and innovative fabrics.
Kings of Indigo continuously tries to find even more sustainable solutions.
The result is a fresh organic concept for your favourite garments.

ORGANIC COTTON

Cotton is fiber extracted from the cotton plant. This natural fiber is very soft, absorbent, and breathable. Cotton is consumer friendly since it does not crease and pill as much as other natural fibers. Cotton is relatively easy to wash, making this the most used fiber in the clothing industry.

Organic cotton is very similar to conventional cotton in terms of look and feel, however it is completely free of destructive toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizer.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Organic cotton is completely free of destructive toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizer that are normally used to protect the cotton from being ruined by insects for instance. To keep away the insects, organic cotton is treated with organic fertilizer and pesticides, instead of synthetic ones. Growing organic cotton helps to improve soil quality, prevents water contamination, and conserves biodiversity. Compared to conventional cotton, organic cotton ensures better health for both the consumer and the farmer. For example, the use of organic cotton causes fewer allergies compared to conventional cotton.

Kings of Indigo uses organic cotton in jeans, jackets, sweats, t-shirts, pants, skirts, shorts, shirts, overalls and woven tops.

 

RECYCLED COTTON

Mechanically recycled cotton can be made from both pre-consumer cotton waste and post-consumer cotton waste. To be able to create a recycled cotton yarn from post-consumer cotton the collected fabrics are shredded and spun into new yarns. Pre-consumer cotton is created from factory cutting waste.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Recycling reduces waste, energy and water because there is no need to plant and grow virgin cotton fibers.

Kings of Indigo uses recycled cotton in jeans, socks and knits.

LINEN

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is very absorbent and conducts heat well which is why it’s a suitable fiber for summer clothes. Linen is the strongest off all natural fibers. Natural linen wrinkles, but is also dirt resistant. It has a beautiful natural slub effect.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Linen is grown with little or no chemical fertilizer, and all parts of the plant can be used after harvesting to create multiple products, so nothing is wasted.

Kings of Indigo uses linen in jeans, jackets, dresses, skirts, shorts, shirts, women’s coats and knits.

HEMP

This versatile fiber can grow in many different types of climates due to the little water that is required. Hemp fibers are very durable and keep shape. Like other natural fibers, hemp is very breathable and water absorbent. Because of its strength, the hemp fiber is very stiff which is why this fiber is mostly blended with other natural fibers to create a more comfortable fabric.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

No pesticides are used in the growing process, also there is little water required to grow the plant. Growing hemp can even improve soil conditions.

Kings of Indigo uses hemp in shirts and dresses.

BIO WOOL

The bio wool comes from sheep that are bred in organic farms. The sheep are fed and sheltered with consideration for their wellbeing.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Organic farmers hold back on the use of antibiotics, wormers or pesticides. The animals are raised on organic feed, grazing on organic land and are free to move

Bio wool is used in a knitted women’s kimono.

RECYCLED WOOL

Wool is a textile fiber obtained from sheep. This natural fiber will keep you warm in winter, and is water repellent. 

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Wool can be recycled by shredding it and spinning the collected fibers into new yarns. The recycled fibers are often blended with virgin wool fibers to ensure good quality. Recycling wool saves raw materials and reduces waste chemicals usage and energy.

Recycled wool is used in coats, knitwear and men’s shirts.

TENCEL® LYOCELL

TENCEL® Lyocell is a natural, man-made fiber made from wood pulp. A non toxic solvent is used to transform the wood pulp into a fiber. TENCEL® Lyocell is highly water absorbent and very strong. When made into textile, it is very soft and has a beautiful drape.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

Without the use of any chemicals, fibers are made from wood pulp from the eucalyptus tree. This process in done in a closed loop which means that 100% of the solvent is re-used, and requires almost now water.

Kings of Indigo uses TENCEL® lyocell in dresses, shirts, jumpsuits, women’s jeans, and a men’s jacket.

 

MODAL

Modal is a type of viscose, a fiber made from the pulp of a beech tree that grows in Europe. Modal is known for its extreme soft hand feel, also it is an exceptional ecological alternative.

WHY IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

The way beech trees grow is truly special, they multiply by rejuvenation which means that the trees actually propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required. This means beech wood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material.

Kings of Indigo uses Modal for women’s pants and a men’s track suit.