Certificates: Oeko-Tex, FSC
- Viscose is a manmade fiber made of natural regenerated cellulose.
- The cellulose we use comes from bamboo or aloe vera
- Baserange’s bamboo is sourced from FSC-certified plantations. No chemical product is used on the plantations.
- Yarns are certified Oeko-tex, meaning the production process is approved as environmentally and socially responsible.
- The advantage of bamboo is that it grows fast, up to one foot per day. It can survive with rainwater as its only sustenance. It also doesn’t require fertilizers or pesticides.
- Bamboo uses only a third of the water that cotton consumes.
- As it is 100% cellulosic it is biodegradable in nature. Bamboo fiber decomposes without causing pollution.
- Breathable, warm, stretchy fiber.
- It also contributes to the reduction of C02 in the growth phase by acting as a carbon sink. Compared to a pine tree, bamboo can sequester up to five times the amount of carbon from the atmosphere.
- Processing bamboo viscose requires some harmful chemicals to dissolve the plant and transform it into a paste that can be spun into textile fibers.
- The cultivation of bamboo must be highly regulated to ensure growers are not adding fertilizer and/or pesticides to increase yields.