Swiss multinational holding company created in 1970 in the merger of two concerns headquartered in Basel-Ciba AG and J.R. Geigy SA. The group consists of affiliates in some 50 countries and engaged in the manufacture and marketing of dyes and chemicals.. Read more..
Bamboo seen in the clothing industry as an Eco-chic and functional new fabric. Softer than cotton and with a texture more akin to silk or cashmere, bamboo clothing naturally draws moisture away from the skin, and it dries faster. Read more..
Rayon, modal and lyocell are produced from renewable cellulosic plants such Bamboo, beech trees, and pine trees. Read more..
Hemp is a bast fiber that was probably used first in Asia. The fiber is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but it can be dyed bright and dark colors. The hemp fibers vary widely in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibers may be several inches long, while fibers used for domestic textiles are about 1.9 to 2.5 cm. Read more..