Bamboo is considered an eco-friendly fabric because it grows quickly and requires little water or fertilizer. But there are downsides to bamboo—the production process can be harmful to the environment and it can be difficult to care for.
Is bamboo or modal better for the environment?
Modal fabric is made from wood pulp and has several environmental benefits over other fabrics like bamboo. First, it requires less water to produce than bamboo does because it uses fewer chemicals during the manufacturing process. Second, it creates less waste than bamboo does because there are no leaf or stem remnants that need to be disposed of after processing. Finally, modal doesn't require as much land area as bamboo does because it can be grown on marginal lands where other crops wouldn't thrive as well. All of these factors combine to make modal fabric an environmentally friendly choice!
The beech wood pulp that modal is made of has been processed into a fiber called viscose, which means it's biodegradable and doesn't contain any chemicals or dyes that would harm the environment when it's disposed of after use.
Why we chose to use modal in our pajamas
In addition to being buttery soft, modal fabric is also more durable compared to bamboo, resists pilling, is stretchy, and helps with temperature regulation.
Plus, modal fabric is thin and lightweight, so it doesn't add bulk like other fabrics do when they're washed repeatedly (which means less water usage during washing).
Who comes out on top?
While there's not a clear winner (it's nearly impossible to find one in most cases of "eco-friendly"), we're excited about using modal in our products.