Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Whats all this about Soybean Fabric? 4 Interesting Facts on Soy!
Cotton is the worlds most used fiber, though commonly touted as all natural it is the most sprayed crop on Earth! In the US alone 80 million pounds of chemicals are used each year on conventional crops. One pound of cotton fiber has been sprayed with 1 1/4 pounds of chemicals by the time it is done and 7 of the top 15 pesticides used have been labeled a probable carcinogens to humans by the EPA. Whats the solution? Alternative fibers are sustainable and don't need the chemicals to grow effectively. Soy Protein Fiber also has a number of great additional properties of for the wearer and the environment. Soy is a renewable resource and the Soy Protein Fiber (SPF) is made using the by product of the soybean industry.
1. Soy Protein Fiber has antibacterial and UV radiation prevention properties.
2. SPF has great moisture absorption so you always feel dry and fresh.
3. Soy Fiber promotes the micro circulation of the blood capillaries and also contains many amino acids necessary to the human body. By touching the skin the fabric activates the collagen in the skin.
4. Soy Protein Fiber has a beautiful silky look and a nice cashmere feel. Nothing feels better than that!