Corozo is a 100% natural material, derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm which grows in the equatorial rainforests of central America. Otherwise known as “vegetable ivory”, Corozo is no ordinary material. In fact, it is really something special.
Corozo is made up of very tightly wound organic fibers which give it excellent durability and resistance. Its porous nature allows colors to penetrate deep into the surface which makes it an excellent material for dyeing. Corozo is also well known for its elegant natural grain; a unique pattern that, much like a fingerprint, ensures no two buttons are exactly alike.
- 100% Natural – Non-toxic, child safe.
- Dry-clean washable
- Scratch and high temperature resistant
- Impact resistant – will not crack or splinter
Cotton is the most commonly used fiber for clothing textiles. Organic cotton is skin-friendly, suitable for the sensitive skin, easy to maintain and differentiates in two ways from conventional cotton:
- It is not sprayed with herbicides and insecticides.
- It does need large amounts of water to be environmental unfriendly, as being presumed.
In the cultivation of organic cotton, no pesticides are used, natural enemies (insects) are combated in an environmentally friendly manner. Weeds are not sprayed but removed mechanically or manually. Picking the cotton balls is done manually, without defoliating the plant first. GMO is forbidden.
- MOMEN only uses the so-called Aegean organic cotton, which is grown and processed in the region south-east of Izmir.
Hemp is a so called bast fiber and is made from the stems of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) and was once considered to be one of the most useful fibers known to people, because so much could be made of it. In fact, this special versatility hasn’t changed: new applications include the use of hemp in biodegradable composites, interior and cosmetics. Hemp is generally seen as one of the most sustainable materials for fashion.
Hemp is considered to be one of the most sustainable textiles known. The plant doesn’t require irrigation during growth, has almost no natural enemies (insects) and therefore needs no treatment with pesticides. Because it grows very fast (up to 4 meters in just a couple of months) weeds don’t stand a chance, don’t hamper the growth of the hemp, and herbicides are not necessary.
- Hemp is a natural product, 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
Silk is a natural fiber with exceptional product qualities, such as strength, versatility and a smooth, soft texture without being slippery (as is the case with many synthetic fibers).
- Our organic silk is produced without the use of chemicals, such as insecticides or pesticides and is being processed without synthetic additives (often used for additional softness).
Our natural dyes are completely based on vegetable or (in the case of cochineal red) natural raw materials.
- Acacia Extract (for dyeing red brown)
- Weld (for dyeing yellow hues)
- Madder (for dyeing red hues)
- Printing inks: based on natural colours for screenprinting on cellulose fibers
- Various plant dyeing kits: The raw dyeing materials are included in do- it- yourself kits that are developed for dyeing cotton or linen
Tencel® is a revolutionary Eco-friendly and economical fiber. It is spun from a renewable resource, pulp from eucalyptus wood.
Tencel® fabrics are very versatile, light, smooth, soft, silky, breathable and form-retaining with good anti-bacterial properties which is why they are widely used in casual wear or sportswear. An additional advantage is that Tencel® is very absorbent, which means that less coloring substances are needed in the dyeing process.
- Tencel is made from wood pulp, mostly eucalyptus. The trees are grown on sustainably managed plantations conform FSC regulations.
- According to Lenzing the solvent recovery rate is 99%.