Synthetic fibres processed
with harmful chemical dyes have been haunting our nation’s
landfills for generations.
You wouldn’t eat a bowl
of pesticides drenched in insecticides. So why would you want to
cover yourself in clothes doused in chemicals??
is an organic clothing range harmonized with nature.
provide organic cotton
fabric, non violent silk, organic khadi and other organic fabrics,
dyed and printed with natural dyes/vegetable dyes obtained from
plants, fruits, seeds, flowers etc.
Statistics reveal that the
ratio of farmland used to grow cotton and the amount of harmful
chemicals put into the crops is of vastly out of proportion.
Furthermore, a cocktail of toxic substances also goes into the
process of turning raw cotton into clothing. Formaldehyde,
petrochemical dyes, ammonia and dioxin-producing bleach are just a
few of the things that help make your jeans or t-shirt brighter,
softer or resistant to wrinkles.
to buy eco friendly clothing is a great step towards social and
environmental responsibility as well as our own health.......
will be nothing left for the generations to come if we are not
sustainable in what we do and a simple rule to be sustainable is to
give back to nature what you take from it in the same form; if that
is not possible then in a form that is still useful or at least not
Points we keep note on:
much air, soil and water pollution does the production and processing
of raw material to finishing products generate?
much employment does our work generate?
cotton fabric versus Conventional cotton fabric
At herbalfab we use 100 %
certified organic cotton fabric/organic fabrics which says no to
chemical fertilizers and insecticides. The below facts will give you
a reason why to choose organic cotton over the conventional one.
on Conventional Cotton...
cotton accounts for more than 25% of worldwide insecticide use and
10% of the pesticides. Pesticides used on cotton are among the
It takes one pound of
chemical fertilizers and pesticides to conventionally grow the three
pounds of cotton needed to make a T-shirt and a pair of jeans
Farm workers working
in conventionally grown cotton fields around the world suffer from
an abundance of toxic exposures and related health problems.
Pesticides used on cotton cause acute poisonings and chronic illness
to farm workers worldwide.
Many people diagnosed
with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities find organic clothing to be
essential in reducing their exposure to the vast array of toxic
chemicals that we are unknowingly exposed to every day.
Environment Shield Organization in 2000 in United States of America
declared seven out of top fifteen pesticides which are used for
cotton as one of the most environment polluting pesticides. Those
seven pesticides are as: Acephate, Dichloropropene, Trifluralin,
Tribufos, Pendimethalin, Diuron, and Fluometuron
Organic Cotton Over Conventional Cotton??
cotton growers utilize biological based growing practices that offer
a cleaner and healthier by product.
Organic cotton growing method protects the groundwater
quality, reduces insects and disease by manipulating the ecosystem.
cotton growers prevent pests through beneficial habitat planting. It
eliminates the usage of toxic chemicals that are normally used for
manufacturing conventional cotton.
cotton crops yield higher organic matter, thicker topsoil, lowers
modulus rupture, thus reducing soil erosion
long-stable cotton also feels softer and more breathable and
luxurious against the skin
dyes versus Synthetic dyes
At herbal fab we use
natural dyes obtained from plants, fruits, seeds etc for dyeing and
printing of fabric with range of earthy colours not possible with
on Synthetic Dyes...
- Manufacturing of
synthetic dyes involve many carcinogenic chemicals and the effluents
which are discharged in the river or emitted into the atmosphere
results into pollution.
chemicals (PCFs) added to clothing to make it wrinkle-free, are
cancer causing compounds, according to the Environmental Protection
Over six hundred
additional chemicals can be used in various fabric finishing
processes. Many contain known allergens, carcinogens and mutagens.
Printing on clothing
done with plastic inks release toxic substances that can disturb the
endocrine and nervous systems and expose children to carcinogens.
formaldehyde, silicone based softeners, optical whiteners and dyes
are used routinely in processing nonorganic clothing.
chemicals, such as those used to treat children's pyjamas, emit
including cancer, immune system damage, behavioural problems and
hormone disruption have been linked to chemicals used in synthetic
Natural Dyes Over Chemical Dyes??
dyes are biodegradable and eco-friendly
also have medicinal and curative properties and said to impart this
properties to the finished organic fabrics dyed with it.
dyes are soft in colour, cool to eyes and good to skin
help to provide employment for the rural people & preserve our
from renewable sources.
saves energy because of raw materials are not from petroleum
material can be used for the manufacture of compost
one stop eco friendly clothing range for all..........
Our skin is
not an opaque shield; it is porous and quite capable of absorbing
substances it comes in contact with. Some medical researchers suggest
that there may be a link to clothing treated with chemicals and the
overwhelming number of humans suffering from cancer and other serious
herbalfab we provide an organic clothing range healthy for you, your
family and the Mother Nature.....
and Handwoven natural dyed silk fabric Non violent/Ahimsa silk
traditional process of silk production requires the killing of hundreds
of thousands of silk moths in their pupae stage by heating and boiling,
Our non violent Silk/peace silk/ahimsa silk does away with brutal
practices in the production of silk without compromising on the quality
of output - which actually improves because of fiber purity. Unlike the
conventional method where pupae are killed before reeling yarn from the
cocoons, in the production of non violent silk the adult moths are
allowed to emerge alive from the cocoons and then the silk yarn is spun
from the open-ended Tassar cocoons and from pierced tassar and muga
cocoons that have been used in breeding cycles or those found in the
is essentially non-mulberry silk - from inherently non-reliable Tassar
silk cocoons and non-violently processed tassar and muga cocoons. Matka
silk keeps the body cool in summer and warm in winter and is available
in a range of natural colors.
Khadi (Handspun & Handwoven fabric)
We provide a range of handspun and hand woven cloth in a range of
colors of nature. A unique feel and look achieved by hand process that
cannot be replicated through machines. Apart from the benefits of
dyeing with natural dyes it also creates employment for thousands of
people. Also in normal khadi we have range of fabrics ranging from 20 s
count to 100 s count. We also provide Organic khadi.
Naturally dyed Indigo Denim
Natural indigo was the only source of the dye until about 1900. Within
a short time, however, synthetic indigo had almost completely
superseded natural indigo, and today nearly all indigo produced is
synthetic. Over one billion pairs of jeans around the world are dyed
blue with indigo. At herbalfab we are trying to revive the age old
occupation of Dyeing with natural indigo and thereby limit the endless
use of synthetic indigo. We provide you with different shades of blue
which cannot be produced with synthetic indigo.