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SLOWFASHION, FIBERS & MATERIALS

The questions we get

 

WHAT IS TENCEL?

TENCEL branded lyocell and modal fibers are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. TENCEL fibers are found in the collections of many leading designers and renowned retailers and TENCEL branded fibers can offer a range of features including botanic origin, sustainable production, gentleness of skin, long-lasting softness, silky smoothness, enhanced breathability, color retention and biodegradability.

(Source www.tencel.com)

WHAT IS COROZO NUT?

Corozo is a 100% natural product which is similar in consistency to a hard resin. Also known as tagua, it is often referred to as "vegetable ivory." At a microscopic level, corozo is made up of very tightly wound organic fibers which give it excellent durability and scratch resistance. Its porous nature allows colors to penetrate deep into the surface which makes it an excellent material for dyeing. Corozo is also well known for its elegant natural grain; a unique pattern that, much like a fingerprint, ensures no two buttons are exactly alike. 

(Source www.corozobuttons.com)

WHAT IS MOP?

The traditional pearl is made up of nacre, and this is where the name “mother of pearl” comes from. Mother of pearl buttons have been used for centuries famed for their incomparable beauty, durability and class. There is no comparison between mother of pearl buttons and plastic/polyester buttons. 

A tailored shirt is only as good as its buttons! 

In the past, oysters were harvested from the wild, however, now they are commercially grown in aviable and environmentally friendly way. 

Mother of Pearl is an exclusive and highly sought after commodity and as such cannot be compared to plastic and polyester. MOP buttons are a premium product, finely crafted, beautifully prepared and a timeless addition to any garment. 

(Source www.tailoronten.com)

WHAT DOES SLOW FASHION MEAN?

The slow fashion philosophy and production ensures quality manufacturing to lengthen the life of the garment, quite the opposite from the fast fashion movement. Creating and producing garments that follow the rules
"Good, clean and fair".

Good quality and making for a lasting garment.

Clean and sustainable fibers and production.
Fair prices for customers and fair conditions and pay for producers.


It's impossible to turn a blind eye to the havoc the fashion industry is causing on our planet and a change in our habits of how we produce and consume is not a trend, it's a must.

At SootSTHLM we value our resources and producers as much as our customers. We offer only the best to ensure that you can shop with a clean conscious.

Join the movement!