We make sure that all our materials have all of our high sustainable standards, and that our customers are wearing not just what’s best for them but also for the planet. At Ukuthula we're committed to sourcing the most eco-friendly materials.  We only work with trusted, certified factory partners that have the same values and vision as us

 

We always look for the most responsible fabric material and technology available

Learn about the amazing sustainable materials and fibers we use:

 

POLARTEC®  

Polyester POLARTEC RECYCLED

This fabric is designed for the sole purpose of keeping people warm during cold outdoor environmental conditions. Is lightweight, so you won't even feel like you're wearing much clothing at all. But at the same time, you can walk around outside in low temperatures and feel protected from the cold.

 

  • Polartec® Thermal Pro® is a diverse variety of knitting techniques that create unique surface structures without sacrificing performance. The adapted look and feel still deliver the warmth and comfort of classic fleece. The result is a garment that maintains heat but is versatile enough for a morning meeting or a night out in the city
  • Polartec PowerDry ©

Is the most advanced next to skin moisture management fabric. This bi-component fabric technology is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer and regulate the temperature in both hot and cold conditions

  • Polartec Alpha©

is Polartec’s patented active insulation, which works in a very interesting way that we have not come across as of yet. Originally, it was created for the U.S. Special Forces in order to meet their needs of advanced insulating materials for combative wear

  • Polartec DELTA©

Polartec Delta is the ultimate fabric to maximize the cooling effects of sweat in hot conditions. This cooling technology intentionally reacts differently to sweat than wicking fabrics

  • Polartec POWERGRID©

By having discreet areas of higher loft with voids in between, Power Grid™ allows greater airflow in and around the fabric. Travelling via these airflows, body moisture vapor is quickly transported away for exceptional breathability

 

Polyester Recycled

Unlike polyester, recycled polyester uses PET as the raw material. This is the same material that is used in clear plastic water bottles and recycling it to create the fabric prevents it from going to landfill.

This bi-component fabric technology is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer

 

SEQUAL

SEAQUAL® YARN is a high-quality 100% post-consumer recycled polyester yarn containing SEAQUAL® MARINE PLASTIC from SEAQUAL INITIATIVE. Is almost identical in physical properties to virgin polyester and is available in a variety of sizes and finishes

It's a cutting-edge, long-lasting substance that aids in collecting, transforming, and reusing marine trash for new garments

 

PA Nylon Recycled

Recycled Nylon has the same benefits as recycled polyester: It diverts waste from landfills and its production uses much fewer resources than virgin nylon. A large part of the recycled nylon produced comes from old fishing nets

PA Econyl

Is a 100% recycled and recyclable nylon-like fiber, which has the particularity of being made entirely from recycled waste such as plastic waste collected from landfills and oceans.

Old fishing nets and carpets, among other discarded textiles, are used to make this recycled fabric, which was designed as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional nylon. They are shredded, melted, transformed into a new fiber, to give a new garment. Econyl is a registered trademark of Aquafil

 

Merino Wool

Merino wool is a natural fibre grown year-round by Merino sheep. Every year these sheep produce a new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fibre.

The natural fiber is prized for its soft nature, and the wool is extremely fine. While traditional wool is notorious for being itchy, merino wool is one of the softest forms of wool and doesn't aggravate the skin.

 

Nilit Heat®

Is a warming yarn that conserves and maintains natural body heat. The yarn, which incorporates coffee charcoal created from coffee bean residue, offers superior thermo insulation, antibacterial properties, a strong deodorizing effect, and a sweat-free sensation for comfort and performance that lasts throughout the day

Lyocell

Lyocell is a material made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees (these trees don't need much water, any pesticides, or even healthy soil), is a sustainable fabric, it doesn't have quite the same moisture-wicking properties as synthetic materials, but it absorbs more moisture than cotton, it's extremely breathable, which makes it great for warm temps

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