Fabric Science

We embrace Principle 8 of the Fashion Manifesto as laid out by the Fashion Revolution Organisation:  "Fashion is Transparent and Accountable" and in so doing want you to know what you are wearing when you buy a product from The Idō Movement.

To ensure the various items of clothing are fit-for-purpose and able to meet the rigours of your daily life, we  make use of a number of different fabric options.  Each fabric has specific qualities that provides the comfort, control, stretch and resiliency to empower and complement your movement.

 

Read below to find out about the properties of each of the Natural Fibre fabrics as well as the Regenerated Fabrics we make use of across our product range.

Whilst ensuring sustainability is more than just a fabric type, choices we make help to take small steps that can create a positive movement of the industry as a whole.   

Bamboo Tree

Bamboo

Used in our socks and T-shirts.

The fabric is made from bamboo fibres (not cellulose) extracted using mechanical processes.

 

Socks : 80% Bamboo, 12% spandex, 8% Rubber

T-Shirts: 95% Bamboo, 5%  spandex

OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified

Bamboo Yarn

Good for You

  • Prevents the accumulation of moisture and odour

  • Breathable and lightweight

  • Anti-bacterial

  • Thermo-regulating 

  • Super Soft 

Good for the planet

  • One of the fastest growing plants on Earth which regrows from replanted shoots 

  • No pesticides, fertilizers, or irrigation

  • Produces 35% more oxygen and absorbs five times more carbon than other types of trees. 

  • Biodegradable

Hemp Plant

Hemp

Hemp used in tops and combo sets including a shirt and pants. The fabric is made from the Hemp plant by separating the fibres from the bark and then carding these into a pulp that is converted to yarn

Composition: 100% Hemp

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), 

Global Recycled Standards (GRS) & Organic Cotton Standard (OCS) certified

Hemp Yarn

Good for You

  • Prevents the accumulation of moisture and odour

  • Breathable and lightweight

  • Anti-bacterial

  • Thermo-regulating 

  • Super Soft 


Good for the planet

  • Uses less than 97.5% less water than cotton in production

  • Doesn’t require pesticides, fertilizers, or irrigation. Just rainwater.

  • Absorbs 1.63kg of CO2 per KG cultivated

Flax Plant

Linen

Used in our lounging matching tops and bottoms The fabric is made from bamboo fibres (not cellulose) extracted using mechanical processes.

Composition: 60% Linen - 40% Cotton

OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified

Linen Fabrics

Good for You

  • Strong fibers and durable

  • Lightweight and breathable

  • High absorpent

  • Naturally insect repelling

Good for the planet

  • Able to grow in poor soil with no fertiliser

  • Requires significantly less water than cotton  

Natural Fibres

Regenerated Fibres

Regenerated and recycled fibres are typically based on reclaiming waste, purifying and reconstituing fabric yarns that can be then be woven into fabrics.   The process by which waste is purified is critical to ensure that it is more eco-friendly than the creating the yarn from raw materials.   The objective is thus, around reducing existing waste in the reclamation process and using more eco-friendly processes that reduce impact to the environment.

ECONYL® Turtle

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ECONYL

Used primarily in our leotards, leggings and select activewear tops.

ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made out of waste that’s been rescued from landfills and oceans around the world. It performs exactly the same as brand new nylon and it can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again.

Composition : 78% ECONYL ®, 22% Spandex

OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified

ECONYL® yarn

Good for You

  • Muscle control and shape retention

  • UV protection

  • Ultrachlorine and Suncream resistant

  • Pilling resistant

 

Good for the planet

  • Regenerated from marine waste that would otherwise pollute the planet

Plastic Bottles

Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET)

Used primarily in our activewear pants and tops.

The process of recycling is based on processing plastic bottles into flakes which are then melted and regenerated into a yarn and ultimately woven into a variety of different fabrics.

Composition : 92% RPET, 8% Spandex

OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified

RPET yarn

Good for You

  • 4-way stretch

  • Soft and lightweight

Good for the planet

  • Made from recylced plastic bottles 

Packaging

Seed tag

Products are packaged in eco-friendly packaging to limit environmental impact.

All socks are packaged in compostable craft paper bags

All other items are packaged in Polylactic Acid (PLA) based biodegradable bags which is derived from corn starch.

Additional each clothing item carries a seed-based tag that can be planted to grow new plants & flowers to help restore our  delicate ecosystem