Crailar is an enzymatic process that softens bast fibers of hemp and flax in order to offer fibers similair to cotton.
The Crailar process creates a softness to flax and hemp that could never be achieved before, creating products that are similar and even superior to cotton without the negative environmental effects that cotton farming can have.
Crailar Technologies claims garments made of Crailar hemp or flax outperform those made of pure cotton. Removing the stiffness of hemp and flax creates a fiber not only competitive to cotton, but to synthetics as well.
bergstrand material GUIDE ranking*
Preferred materials are considered to be the most environmentally friendly, sustainable, and ethical options for clothing production. These materials are often made from natural, renewable resources, and are processed using eco-friendly methods that have minimal impact on the environment. These materials are typically more expensive than synthetic alternatives, but are considered to be worth the extra cost due to their positive environmental and ethical impact, as well as longevity.
* The Bergstrand Material Guide Ranking is only a guide. Our consultants can help with accurate assessments of your brand’s use of materials.