A super soft single jersey in matt black made from milk fibre. Yes, milk!
The single jersey is finely knitted, with a slight translucency. It's exquisitely soft and good for your skin, with a natural breathable feeling. It has a slight stretch across the grain with a good recovery. It's most suitable for loose-fitting garments like t-shirts, dresses, underwear, loungewear and pyjamas.
Weight: approximately 150gsm
Fibre: 65% Eco-Viscose 35% Milk Fibre
Country of Origin: Italy
Shrinkage Allowance: 3-5%
Eco Credentials: Azo-Free, By-Product, Low Energy, Low Water, Minimisation of Waste, Sustainably-sourced, VOC-Free, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Ethical and Sustainability Considerations
Milk production results in a lot of by-product due to legislation that prevents "unhealthy" milk from being traded. So textile innovators came up with a way to take unwanted milk protein casein and transform it for technical purposes into yarn. The protein is extruded in a similar way to other technical fibres, with a spinnaret, meaning that water consumption is kept low. As this is a new fibre, the production is a closely guarded secret.
This jersey, knitted in Italy, is blended with "eco viscose" for durability. Eco viscose is wood pulp that comes from sustainably-managed forests. Viscose helps add slinkiness to the material. This fabric has also been Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, so that you know it doesn't contain any hazardous chemicals.
Babywear, Bedding, Blouses, Bridalwear, Childrenswear, Dresses, Hand Sewing, Loungewear, Machine Sewing, Sportswear, Stretch Tops & T-Shirts, Summer Skirts & Dresses, Underwear & Lingerie, Wedding
Sewing experience: This fabric is delicate and slippery to work with, so we would recommend a good knowledge of sewing to enjoy working with it.
To Care for Your Product
Suitable for hand and machine washing at low temperatures or dry cleaning.
Turn the machine down to 30 degrees for a more environmentally friendly wash. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 annually.
We also recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even just steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower. Just a cool iron, if necessary.