At Talc, it is the quality of the material that takes precedence.
Indeed, our desire being to bring to our clothes a functional and sensory approach, it was necessary
to take the utmost care in the quality of our fabrics. Light and soft fabrics, like a caress. But also tissues responsible for our environment and the humans who make them.
The fabric expresses a second skin for us.
For this first collection, we focused on the use of three fibers: Lenzing lyocell, which is called TENCEL™ , Supima™ cotton fiber and organic cotton.
It is with these 3 fibers that we have woven and knitted our materials:
- 100% Supima cotton jersey (t-shirts, light pants, leggings)
- 100% organic cotton jersey GOTS (t-shirts)
- jersey mix 95% Tencel™Lyocell / 5% elastane (boxers and briefs)
- jersey blend 67% Tencel™Lyocell / 33% organic cotton (t-shirts)
- brushed fleece mix 67% Tencel™Lyocell / 33% organic cotton (hoodies and sweatpants)
- 52% organic cotton / 48% Tencel™Lyocell twill (shirts, pants, shorts)
Three main fibres, for six materials and thirteen models.
While we favored a smooth and silky appearance for our underwear emphasizing the freshness and healthiness of the Tencel/elastane blend, we preferred a fluffier feel for our Tencel/organic cotton blend which inspires comfort and reassurance.
Our Supima cotton has an exceptional feel. Smooth and matte in appearance.
As for our fleece pieces, the Tencel/organic cotton blend gives them ultra-comfortable suppleness and softness.
Thus, our materials have been chosen and designed to respond to a logic of health and sustainable premium quality. We strive to use the most responsible materials for the environment and those who manufacture the fibers. Zero chemicals, water saving, Oekotex Stand 100 label guaranteed. Our organic cotton is GOTS (Global Organic Textil Standard) certified, guaranteeing nature-friendly production and processing processes.
A few details about our fibers:
Tencel™ Lyocell comes from fibers produced by the Austrian company Lenzing. Its exceptional fiber is produced from wood pulp, mainly eucalyptus (FSC sustainably managed forests). Unlike ordinary cotton cultivation which requires an intensive irrigation system, Tencel™ requires little water. In addition, Tencel™ produces 10 times more material than ordinary cotton per hectare cultivated.
It is a healthy, breathable and resistant fabric, comparable to silk. Its refreshing effect makes it particularly pleasant to wear.
Our models made with Tencel™ Lyocell:
Softer, more resistant, silkier than classic cotton, “Supima” labeled cotton is considered the most premium cotton in the world. Highly controlled, its cultivation is only authorized in Texas and California and comes from eco-responsible agriculture.
Pima (name given in homage to the Indians of the same name) is a cotton with extra-long fibers. Supima (for “superior Pima”) represents 1% of Pima production. With fibers 35% longer than average, Supima cotton is a guarantee of rare and exceptional quality.
Our models made with Supima cotton:
Sagace long sleeves
Martini boxer shorts
Organic cotton is a breathable, soft and crease-resistant material. It requires 10 times less water than conventional cotton (source WWF study for C&A). Only natural fertilizers are authorized to promote its cultivation. Thus, organic cotton is much more respectful of the environment and the health of workers.
It is also more durable because its fibers are better preserved and are not damaged by chemical treatments, systematic during the production of ordinary cotton.
Our models made with organic cotton:
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