Printa textile small At Printa, from the very beginning, we use materials in the production process - be it clothing, accessories or home textiles - that are of high quality and, according to our current knowledge, the most environmentally friendly. We do not use materials derived from petroleum, such as polyester and acrylic. We prefer natural, certified and, where possible, recycled materials. We have collected for you in one place what these textiles are and what makes them so great.

BIO COTTON JERSEY

Bio cotton (or organic cotton) is a great environmentally friendly material. It is grown without the use of plant protection agents, herbicides and artificial fertilizers, which is better for our health and the environment. What we use is made in Lithuania, thanks to its natural color, it also avoided the dyeing process, so it comes to the tailor's table as an even cleaner raw material.

What are its advantages?

- hypoallergenic
- breathable
- antibacterial
- extremely soft
- GMO-free
- grown exclusively with natural seeds

BIO COTTON FRENCH TERRY

French terry fabric with a fluffy effect, which can be made of wool, synthetic fiber or cotton, but at Printa we only use the latter version. The specialty of this type of knitting is that it consists of delicate and soft loops on one (usually inner) side, while the other side has a soft, smooth surface.

also for wearing
- pleasant to wear

BIO COTTON DOUBLE GRAY

Double gauze is quite simply a combination of two layers of gauze, which are sewn together with small stitches, which is not visible on one side of the material, so this side is, by definition, on the outside of the garments. We prefer to use organic cotton double gauze for summer clothes, as it is one of the most breezy materials, which is pleasant to wear even in the hottest weather, and its slightly wrinkled surface creates an interesting texture.

What are its advantages?
- breathable
- dries quickly
- soft to the touch
- dries quickly

BIO COTTON POPLIN

Poplin can be made of wool, cotton, silk, rayon, polyester or a mixture of these. The poplin we use at Printa is made of fine organic cotton, with a strong weave and a matte and smooth finish.

COTTON CANVAS

This material is considered a true classic in the world of fashion. At Printa, we have been using cotton canvas in its completely raw state for a long time, because in this case, dyeing and bleaching are omitted during production, so it is a much more environmentally friendly solution. We also like the raw color of the material, which is somewhere between white and beige.

What are its advantages?
- strong, durable fabric
- easy to clean
- quick drying
- breathable
- comfortable to wear
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JUTE-COTTON CANVAS

Jute has been cultivated for at least 5,000 years for textile production in the Indian subcontinent, jute fibers are produced from the jute plant. It is 100% biodegradable and recyclable, and does not produce toxic gases when burned, so it is environmentally friendly. It is very durable, so it is mainly used as a raw material for bags, accessories and kitchen accessories.

What are its advantages?
- durable
- quick drying
-environmentally friendly
- easy to clean

LEN

We love linen as a raw material. It is one of the most sustainable and ancient materials in the history of fashion. It requires less water and pesticides to grow than cotton. The linen raw material is made of strong and long flax fibers, completely biodegradable in its undyed state. It tolerates high temperatures well and has a very good absorbent capacity. The more you use it, the softer and more flexible it becomes and the more comfortable it is to wear.

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LINEN-SROONA CANVAS

The DuPont saw is made from 37% renewable plant-based ingredients, raw materials from responsible sources. Fibers made from Sórona polymer are currently used for the production of sportswear, swimwear, suits, artificial fur and other clothing products. It has USDA and OEKO-TEX certification.

What are its advantages?
- durable
- quick drying
- breathable
- environmentally friendly

WOOL FELT

Wool felt is one of the oldest man-made textiles. Wool is particularly suitable for felting, much better than synthetic fibers. It has properties such as the unique durability and resilience. The waviness of the fibers provides natural flexibility. This flexibility makes it resistant, while the outer covering of the fibers forms a protective film layer, which is the key to its wear resistance. Lanolin, the thin waxy coating on wool fibers, makes wool waterproof and light-resistant. Wool can be dyed well, as the natural dyes are absorbed up to the middle of the fiber and the color becomes intense and permanent.

What are its advantages?
- excellent heat insulator
- naturally dirt- and water-repellent
- fireproof, self-extinguishing
- renewable resource

TENCEL

Tencel is practically the environmentally friendly version of viscose (the production of which is very harmful to the environment). TENCEL ™ is produced from lyocell and modal fibers using an environmentally friendly process, from natural raw materials from sustainable sources. Let's say goodbye to viscose, tencel is the present and future!

t15>- keeps its quality for a long time

Recycled materials at Printa

REUSED SHIRTS

Post consumer upcycling is the part of recycling when we transform an existing, used garment and create a new garment with added value. This method is widely used in the DIY community and Printa as well: in recent years we have reached a very high level of production, recycling more than two tons of men's shirts in this way. And why did you choose men's shirts? Their raw material is good, their shape and size are predictable, so they are also suitable for small series production. Tunics, tops, accessories, clothing inserts and pillow dolls are also made from them.

RECYCLED LEATHER

We recycle leather almost from the beginning. Our first leather products were leather bags, which we created from old leather jackets.For us, leather is a valuable and high-quality raw material, the lifespan of which we consider important to extend

RECYCLED COTTON BEFORE USE

All over the world, a lot of textiles become waste before they are used, sometimes due to minor manufacturing errors or wasteful design. We entered into cooperation with a Hungarian textile mill, from which we receive defective cotton materials. After that, we either avoid the error or use it by incorporating it into the design. This is why this type of recycling is called pre-use recycling.

RECYCLED COTTON YARN

Our knitted goods are made from 100% recycled, so-called regenerated cotton yarn. We knit the material in Hungarian knitting, with an exciting honeycomb pattern, from which we then make your favorite sweaters and knitted trousers.

OLD WOOL YARN

Obtaining old woolen yarn is very difficult. A real scavenger hunt when we find it, it happens that we find it in the closet of a familiar grandmother. Our hand-knitted hats are all made from old woolen yarn.

VINTAGE LINEN

One of the most beautiful versions of linen is vintage linen, which was still made by hand weaving. It is very expensive and you can rarely find it, but if you get it, the material definitely carries extra value. We usually make bags, jackets and belts out of it.

Ratings

OEKO-TEX

Testing and certification system developed for OEKO-TEX textile and leather products and the accessories used on them (threads, buttons, zippers, Velcro, labels, etc.) and compiled according to human ecological aspects. It prescribes the still permissible amount of chemical substances in materials used in the textile and clothing industry, which do not pose a danger to the human body. Accredited testing institutes belonging to the international OEKO-TEX Organization are responsible for qualifying the products from this point of view and then regularly check whether the products that have obtained the OEKO-TEX certificate continuously meet the prescribed requirements. All this ensures that products bearing the OEKO-TEX distinctive mark are not harmful to health.

GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

GOTS aims to define a universal standard for organic fabrics - from cotton growing and harvesting, through environmentally and socially responsible (Fair Trade) production to labeling - in order to provide credible assurance to consumers. The standards apply to yarns, fabrics and garments and cover the production, processing, manufacture, packaging, labelling, export, import and distribution of all natural fiber products. GOTS offers a continuous quality control and certification system from the cotton fields to the store shelves. The GOTS-certified material is therefore much more than just a textile made from organic cotton. One of the most comprehensive and strict certifications, which is why it is so difficult to obtain.

USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC BIO

The USDA Certified Organic certification can only be awarded to products that contain 100% or at least 95% organic ingredients, i.e. ingredients from organic farming and processed organically. During the organic certification, the entire production system is examined: the place of production, the fields, and the production lines are checked with continuous sampling.When you buy a USDA-certified product, you can be sure that every single ingredient has been carefully and rigorously inspected

If you have any further questions about the materials we use at Printa, feel free to write to us at vuets@printa.hu!

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