What Is Forest Fiber?
Forest Fiber tencel is a wood pulp based fabric from sustainably harvested eucalyptus, acacia, birch, beech, pine, poplar, and maple trees from tree farms in Eastern Europe. It is the best natural plant based fiber alternative to petroleum based polyesters and nylons, and I'll tell you why below!
What's Wrong With Polyester?
Polyester fell out of fashion after the 70s, but with the rise of athleisure and activewear in the past 10 years it’s seen a massive comeback. Our new polyester is silken, moisture wicking (doesn’t show sweat, but repels it away from the skin), and is seemingly the best choice for sweaty exercise. However, polyester (both virgin and from recycled plastic bottles) has a dark side. It’s literally made from crude oil, coal, and water. It’s 100% dependent on drilling fossil fuels for its creation, and it requires a massive amount of energy and chemicals. On top of that, once the polyester fiber is created it’s coated with another round of chemicals to make it anti-microbial, and wrinkle and stain free.
We know washing our polyester clothing is shedding microplastics into the ocean, and it’s getting into our food chain and atmosphere. It’s been revealed that the average human consumes a credit card worth of plastic every year, and this is mostly due to the washing of our polyester fabrics, where the shedding plastic pieces move from the washing machine into the ocean. Polyester, nylon, and recycled plastic yoga pants may never decompose once the user is through with the clothing. Plastic and polyester take hundreds, if not thousands, of years to break down, and when they do it’s more microplastics in our environment. Essentially, polyester effects climate change twice- in the production of it by burning fossil fuels which deplete the ozone layer, and in the disposal of it as it decomposes and releases more methane gases into the atmosphere. YUCK. No thanks.
Forest fiber tencel is like a Frankenstein fabric- it’s made from nature, but performs like it’s not natural, like polyester. Except it doesn’t carry with it the burden on the environment and on our bodies. It truly is the holy grail of athletic fabrics, and we think it’s the future of activewear.
Don’t just take our word for it- try forest fiber out for yourself! I’ve personally tested our plant-based leggings and bra tops on my very sweaty, very pregnant, 85 degree summer hikes and runs and I’ve been really happy with the comfort, coolness, and moisture wicking capabilities. I always choose them over synthetic performance wear now. We are so excited and confident about this beautiful plant-based fiber that we would like to offer you a 30 day money back guarantee! Please try our tree clothing for your workouts! If you aren’t happy with them in anyway you can send them back to us for a full refund.
Thank you so much for being a leader and making the small changes that are so crucial for our health and for the recovery of our Mother Earth's health. Revolutions begin once WE decide what we will and won't stand for anymore. No more plastic activewear!