SaMémoire pillow covers may be made with both, up-cycled and sustainable fabrics.
In all of the designs, you will find that the front panels are made with fabrics collected from clothing that have "lived before." These are wonderfully diverse in their colour, design, texture and content. The fabric contents of the front panels can include Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, Cashmere, Polyester, Viscose, Rayon, etc., or contain unknown fibres, or any combination of these.
We do our best to list the fabric content in all of my pillow descriptions, but unfortunately, due to the very nature of up-cycling, content labels and tags may be removed or not legible. In these cases, we do our best to identify the fabric content and provide you with the best description possible, by adding, "feels & looks like....." Of course, to assist you in your quest, we are always happy to provide you with more information and pictures than what are listed on our website - just let us know how we can help!
When up-cycled clothing is not used for the back panels of SaMémoire
pillow covers, we do our best to choose textiles that have high resource efficiency and low ecological impact.
We are so fortunate to have a company close by, in Vancouver, BC, that supplies us with natural and organic fabrics, KenDor Textiles. They offer a wide variety of sustainable fabrics, including organic. The following are descriptions, straight from their website:
Made from Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) Certified organic cotton yarn. The aim of the GOTS standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Boasting all of the same benefits as conventional linen, organic linen has the added benefit of the seeds, sprouts, and soil spared from the use of fungicides and pesticides.
Lyocell is the only fully closed loop cellulose fibre on the market. Featuring include good yarn tenacity and a smooth hand, Lyocell is very gentle on the skin. It is also Thermal regulating, naturally anti bacterial and biodegradable.