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Why Should You Choose Biodegradable Fabrics?

What makes natural fibre fabrics sustainable is their capacity to break down into particles that add nutrients back to nature. They are biodegradable fabrics and are not harmful to the environment. We’ll talk about various factors that affect the decomposition rate of fabrics and the natural biodegradable fabrics we have at Anuprerna.

Biodegradable fabrics refer to fabrics that decompose quite easily and naturally using microorganisms like bacteria, fungi etc. Natural materials like cotton, wool, hemp, or leather can all disintegrate by natural processes. Thus, being handwoven from 100% natural fibre yarns, all Anuprerna fabrics are biodegradable.
Biodegradable Fabrics Today:

Unfortunately, natural clothing materials or fabrics are no longer the same today. They are often dyed with harmful chemical dyes or finishes which would take longer to disintegrate naturally and would just add toxins to the soil when do decompose.

Since we use Certified Azo free Dyes and GOTS Certified Natural Vegetable dyes only at our in-house dyeing facility, Anuprerna fabrics decompose naturally  & easily without releasing harmful substances.

Biodegradable Fabrics:

Being natural and only dyed using Azo-free dyes or natural vegetable dyes, Anuprerna fabrics are easily biodegradable even if some materials take a little longer to decompose.

Why is Biodegradable Fabric Better:

A ton of clothing is being discarded every year, which is estimated to be 92 million tonnes. And most of it will not biodegrade in a landfill, especially synthetic fabric materials like polyester or nylon that could potentially also leak chemicals into the earth which would further exacerbate the problem. This is where biodegradable & sustainable natural clothing materials come to the rescue. Fabrics like organic cotton, linen, hemp, peace silk and bamboo are among the few that are completely biodegradable.

Tips To Compost Biodegradable Fabrics

-Clothes or fabrics can be composted as long as 99% of the entire garment is considered to be biodegradable — these fibres have the ability to break down quickly in nature without leaving any toxins behind.

-In order for clothes to degrade naturally, they must be placed in an oxygen-rich atmosphere and items like wet kitchen waste must be added to encourage the process.

-Adding worms into the mix can accelerate the process as they are very efficient at processing organic waste. 

- It is advised not to overload your compost heap with not more than 25% of old clothes.

-To speed up the process, make sure to shred or cut the fabrics into smaller pieces.

-Make sure to remove buttons, zippers, or any other non-biodegradable trims.

At Anuprerna, all our fabrics are biodegradable as they are 100% natural material only and are not treated with any harmful chemicals. Even for dyeing, only Certified Azo-free and natural vegetable dyes are used. 95% of clothes can be reused or repurposed and composting should be your last resort owing to its complex processes. We too recycle our deadstock yarns or fabrics to make new fabric & products or packaging respectively. However, it is always better to choose biodegradable fabrics to begin with irrespective of whether you choose to recycle them or to compost them in the end.

Team Anuprerna

Team Anuprerna

At Anuprerna, We Request Everyone To Contribute And Share. This Way We Can Create Global Recognition For These Beautiful Handwoven Craft & Textiles To Bestow Value Onto The Ordinary Lives Of Our Artisans With Extraordinary Skills. And We Believe That's The Only Way We Can Build A Sustainable And Ethical World For Ourselves.


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