Materials we use
At DAIGE we are real textile-enthusiasts and we think there is a great value to fabrics and importance to caring for them.
We also prioritize natural materials and aim to produce most of our products from them. In order to reduce our ecological footprint, we make half of our collection from locally available materials and introduce as many sustainable fabrics to our range of products as possible.
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Materials we use
Cotton is among the most widespread and oldest material that is used for clothing. It is made from the soft, fluffy fiber surrounding the seeds of cotton plants. This fabric is resistant and durable, good for your skin and soft to the touch.
Cotton clothing is relatively easy to care for, but make sure you wash it in 30°C water or colder, and that you treat any spots and stains immediately, or at least before putting the garment in the washing machine. White cotton fabric is prone to yellowing; therefore, you may want to use detergent specifically made for white clothing.
Since our t-shirts are all 100% cotton you might also want to read our article on the golden rules of t-shirt care. is!
02 Organic cotton
In line with our commitment to sustainability, most of our knitwear items are made using GOTS certified organic cotton. This means that the plants used for the production of the cotton yarn were grown organically, following strict environmental regulations. The whole production chain – from the harvesting of raw materials to environmentally and ethically conscious manufacturing and labelling processes – adheres to these specifications, as attested by an independent third party.
Organic cotton needs to be treated similarly to cotton. However, colour preservation of organic cotton garments requires a bit more attention since this fabric is made without the use of chemical colour fasteners. Add a small amount of vinegar to the washing machine the first time you wash the item. Wash it inside out, with similar colours – never mix it with lighter colours! This way you can protect the original hues of your organic cotton clothing.
Organic cotton knitwear may also be washed in the washing machine, following the same rules. However, always dry them laid out flat, and store them neatly folded – do not hang.
Tencel is a naturally-derived, fully biodegradable cellulose fibre produced by environmentally responsible processes from sustainably sourced natural raw wood. A Tencel garment is a sustainable choice that has an extremely smooth and soft feel, flows beautifully, and does not crease.
Wash Tencel garments on low temperature, with similar colours. This fabric does not like to be ironed – we recommend shaking it out well before hanging it out to dry. If you must iron it, do so at the lowest temperature setting, and put a cloth on top of the garment to protect it from direct heat!
Ramie, made from the stem of a plant called Chinese Nettle, is one of the oldest natural fibres used for clothing. Did you know that people started wearing ramie even earlier than cotton? In China, India and Indonesia it has been used for textile for more than 5,000 years.
Wash ramie clothes by hand or on the cold setting of the washing machine. If they need to be ironed, steam on the lowest temperature.
Viscose is another one of our frequently used materials. A blend between natural and synthetic, viscose is made of a natural cellulose fibre, but by an artificial production process. Viscose has numerous positive qualities: it makes a very comfortable, soft, and flowy garment, does not become static, and it does not tend to crease.
We recommend machine washing at 40°C maximum, using the gentle cycle. The washing machine should only be loaded to two-thirds full. Iron when still wet and let it air dry.
Cupro is a biodegradable material made from recycled cotton waste. Cupro is made in a closed-loop system where 100% of the necessary chemicals are recycled during production. Thanks to its silky smooth feel and shiny texture, cupro is easily mistaken for silk.
Machine wash inside out, in a laundry bag, on a low spin cycle and low temperature setting.