Formed just five years ago, The Cotton Textile Company is making fresh waves in the industry with its focus on environmentally-friendly product lines.
The producers of socks, towels and clothing now offer bamboo yarn and viscose in place of cotton, as they attempt to tackle the impact yarn manufacturing and regular washing can have on the planet.
A representative from TCTC shared: “We wanted to enable another option to cotton for our clients, as we know how important this is to them. We now offer the use of bamboo yarn and viscose instead of cotton due to its reduced impact on our planet.
“Bamboo is a fantastic alternative to the production of cotton and also performs well as a towel or garment because it’s softer and doesn’t pill in the same way as cotton yarns, it’s odor resistant, plus it contains naturally occurring antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
“Bamboo requires 30% less water than cotton and it reduces soil erosion, as it is cut rather than ‘dug’ when harvested. The plant is also harvested annually and therefore reduces the need for deforestation. Fertilizers aren’t used as much due to the organic nature of this crop, which means as they reach the end of their lifespan – they can be composted.”