by Kal Kalim

More about the fabrics that we use at UNMODA

More about the fabrics that we use at UNMODA With growing awarenes...
More about the fabrics that we use at UNMODA

More about the fabrics that we use at UNMODA

With growing awareness about environmental issues and the negative impacts of traditional textile production, there is a significant demand for more sustainable alternatives in the fashion industry. Fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, Tencel/Lyocell, bamboo, recycled cotton, recycled polyester and modal offer solutions to these concerns by reducing water usage, minimizing chemical inputs, promoting biodiversity and decreasing carbon emissions. Their importance lies in providing consumers with ethical and eco-conscious clothing options that align with their values of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Additionally, these fabrics contribute to the growth of the sustainable fashion movement, inspiring industry-wide change towards more responsible and planet-friendly practices.


Why should I choose UNMODA? 

Choosing UNMODA garments over conventional brands offers several advantages. Firstly, UNMODA priorities sustainability throughout its supply chain ensuring that its garments are made from eco-friendly materials and produced using ethical practices. By selecting fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, Tencel/Lyocell, bamboo and recycled materials, UNMODA minimises environmental impact and supports a more sustainable fashion industry. Additionally, UNMODA's commitment to transparency and authenticity, evidenced by certifications such as GOTS, GRS and OCS, provides customers with confidence in the sustainability of their purchases. By choosing UNMODA garments, consumers can make a positive impact on the environment while enjoying stylish, high-quality apparel that aligns with their values of sustainability and ethical consumption.


Can you tell us more about the fabrics that UNMODA uses? 

Here are the fabrics that UNMODA uses for making its Sustainable Clothing:



Organic cotton is sustainable due to its cultivation using organic farming practices. By avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, organic cotton farming promotes soil health and biodiversity, conserving water and reducing chemical pollution. Moreover, organic cotton farming supports the well-being of farmers by minimising exposure to harmful chemicals, thereby enabling a safer and more sustainable agricultural system.

Our customers benefit from the softness, breathability and hypoallergenic properties of organic cotton, ensuring comfort and skin health. Moreover, knowing that their garments are free from harmful chemicals and produced sustainably promotes peace of mind and aligns with their values of environmental responsibility and social justice.



Grown using organic farming methods without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, organic cotton promotes soil health and biodiversity.


Soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic, offering comfort without compromising style.


Reduces water consumption, protects farmers' health, and minimises environmental impact.


Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Organic Content Standard (OCS)


2. HEMP:

Hemp is inherently sustainable as it requires minimal water, pesticides and land to grow. Its fast growth rate and deep root system make it highly efficient in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mitigating climate change. Additionally, hemp cultivation replenishes soil nutrients and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, thereby promoting soil health and biodiversity.

Hemp fabric offers our customers exceptional durability, breathability and natural UV protection making it ideal for versatile and long-lasting clothing. Its antimicrobial properties also keep garments fresh for longer reducing the need for frequent washing. Users appreciate hemp's environmental credentials knowing that their clothing choices support sustainable agriculture and contribute to a healthier planet.



Derived from the hemp plant requiring minimal water and no pesticides.


Strong, durable and naturally resistant to mould & UV rays.


Promotes soil health, conserves water and reduces carbon footprint.

Certifications: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard (OCS)



Tencel/Lyocell is sustainable because it is derived from sustainably sourced wood pulp, typically from eucalyptus trees. The closed-loop production process used to manufacture Tencel/Lyocell minimises waste and chemical emissions, while the biodegradable nature of the fabric ensures minimal environmental impact at the end of its lifecycle. Additionally, Tencel/Lyocell is known for its softness, breathability and moisture-wicking properties, making it a popular choice for eco-conscious consumers.

Our customers enjoy the luxurious feel and drape of Tencel/Lyocell fabric, along with its moisture-wicking properties that keep them cool and comfortable throughout the day. Additionally, the fabric's minimal environmental impact and biodegradability resonate with eco-conscious consumers who prioritise sustainability in their purchasing decisions.



Sustainably sourced wood pulp using a closed-loop production process.


Silky smooth, breathable and moisture-wicking.


Requires less water and energy, biodegradable, minimises environmental impact.




Bamboo is considered sustainable due to its rapid growth rate and minimal environmental impact. As one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, bamboo requires little water, pesticides and land to thrive. Bamboo forests also contribute to carbon sequestration, helping mitigate climate change. Furthermore, bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, reducing the need for chemical treatments during processing, and it is biodegradable, ensuring minimal environmental impact at the end of its lifecycle.

Bamboo fabric offers users exceptional softness, breathability and moisture-wicking properties ensuring comfort in various climates. Its natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic qualities make it suitable for sensitive skin, while its sustainability credentials appeal to environmentally conscious consumers seeking eco-friendly clothing options.



Derived from bamboo, rapidly renewable with minimal water usage.


Soft, breathable, naturally antibacterial.


Regenerates quickly, absorbs CO2, enhances soil health.




Recycled cotton is sustainable because it diverts textile waste from landfills and reduces the need for virgin cotton production which requires extensive water and chemical inputs. By repurposing post-consumer and post-industrial cotton waste, recycled cotton conserves resources, minimises environmental pollution and promotes a circular economy in the fashion industry.

Users appreciate the softness and comfort of recycled cotton garments and knowing that they are contributing to the reduction of textile waste and the conservation of resources. Additionally, our eco-friendly production process aligns with their values of sustainability, making recycled cotton clothing a preferred choice for conscientious consumers.



Repurposed from post-industrial or post-consumer cotton waste.


Similar to conventional cotton, reducing virgin cotton production.


Reduces textile waste, conserves water and energy.


Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)



Recycled polyester is sustainable because it reduces reliance on virgin petroleum-based polyester, which has a high carbon footprint and contributes to plastic pollution. By repurposing post-consumer plastic bottles and polyester garments, recycled polyester conserves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and mitigates the environmental impact of plastic waste.

Users benefit from the durability, versatility and performance of recycled polyester garments, which offer similar qualities to conventional polyester but with a reduced environmental footprint. Knowing that their clothing choices support the circular economy and help mitigate plastic pollution resonates with environmentally conscious consumers seeking sustainable fashion options.



Created from post-consumer PET bottles or recycled polyester garments.


Durable, lightweight, quick-drying.


Reduces plastic pollution, conserves energy.


Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)



Modal is sustainable due to its eco-friendly production process and biodegradable properties. Made from beech tree pulp sourced from sustainably managed forests, modal production minimises water and energy consumption while ensuring minimal environmental harm. Additionally, modal fabric is known for its silky smooth texture, breathability, and versatility, making it a preferred choice for environmentally conscious consumers.

Users appreciate the luxurious feel and breathability of modal fabric, which offers exceptional comfort and versatility for various clothing applications. Its moisture-wicking properties keep users cool and dry, while its sustainable production process aligns with their values of environmental responsibility and ethical consumption.



Made from beech tree pulp, with an eco-friendly production process.


Silky smooth, lightweight, breathable.


Requires less water and land than cotton, biodegradable.



Frequently Asked Questions:


What is organic cotton, and why is it sustainable? Why does UNMODA use organic cotton in its clothes?

Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, promoting soil health and biodiversity. UNMODA uses organic cotton for its clothing to reduce environmental impact and support ethical farming practices, offering consumers eco-friendly and skin-friendly options.


How does hemp contribute to sustainable fashion?Why does UNMODA use hemp to make its clothes?

Hemp requires minimal water and no pesticides to grow, making it an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. UNMODA incorporates hemp into its clothing line to offer durable, breathable and naturally UV-resistant garments that promote environmental sustainability.


What are the benefits of Tencel/Lyocell fabric? Why does UNMODA use Tencel?

Tencel/Lyocell is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp using a closed-loop production process, reducing water and energy consumption. UNMODA utilizes Tencel/Lyocell fabric for its softness, breathability and moisture-wicking properties, providing customers with comfortable and eco-conscious clothing options.


How is bamboo fabric sustainable? Why does UNMODA use bamboo fabric?

Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that requires minimal water and no pesticides to grow. UNMODA incorporates bamboo fabric into its clothing line for its soft, breathable and antibacterial properties, offering customers environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic garments.


What is recycled cotton, and why is it important for UNMODA?

Recycled cotton is repurposed from post-consumer or post-industrial cotton waste, reducing the need for virgin cotton production and minimising textile waste. UNMODA uses recycled cotton in its clothing to support circular fashion practices and reduce environmental impact, providing customers with sustainable and stylish apparel options.


How does recycled polyester contribute to sustainable fashion? And where does UNMODA use  this fabric?

Recycled polyester is made from recycled PET bottles or polyester garments, diverting plastic waste from landfills and oceans. UNMODA incorporates recycled polyester into its clothing line for its durability, lightweight and quick-drying properties, offering customers eco-friendly and performance-driven apparel options.


What are the advantages of modal fabric?

Modal fabric is made from beech tree pulp using an eco-friendly production process, reducing water and land usage compared to cotton. UNMODA uses modal fabric for its silky smooth texture, lightweight feel and breathability, providing customers with luxurious and sustainable clothing options.


How does UNMODA ensure the sustainability of its fabrics?

UNMODA prioritises sustainability throughout its supply chain by sourcing eco-friendly materials, reducing waste and minimising environmental impact. The brand partners with suppliers and vendors that adhere to ethical and eco-conscious practices, ensuring that its clothing meets high standards of sustainability and quality.


What certifications should I look for in sustainable fashion?

Certifications such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Better Cotton Initiative (BCI ),  Fair Trade Cotton & Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) indicate that products meet specific technical, environmental and social criteria. UNMODA selects fabrics certified by reputable organisations to ensure transparency and authenticity in its sustainable clothing line.


Why should I choose clothing made from sustainable fabrics?

Clothing made from sustainable fabrics reduces environmental impact, promotes ethical production practices and supports the transition to a circular fashion economy. By choosing sustainable clothing, you can contribute to positive change in the fashion industry and minimize your carbon footprint.


How can I support sustainable fashion initiatives like UNMODA?

You can support sustainable fashion initiatives by shopping from brands that prioritise ethical and eco-conscious practices. Additionally, educating yourself about sustainable fabrics and advocating for transparency and accountability in the fashion industry can help promote positive change towards a more sustainable future.




*Carbon sequestration refers to the process of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change. This can occur naturally, such as through photosynthesis in plants and algae, or through artificial processes like carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. In natural processes, carbon is absorbed by plants during photosynthesis and stored in biomass or soil. In artificial methods, CO2 is captured from industrial sources like power plants and stored underground or used in other applications to prevent its release into the atmosphere. Carbon sequestration helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby combating global warming and its adverse effects on the environment.