Tencel fabric is used for the Iiris Dress in orange. Tencel is made from wood pulp that’s harvested from tree farms that are sustainably managed and traceable. The tree farms have been established on land unsuitable for food crops or grazing.The fiber production itself is more eco-friendly than cotton production due to its closed-loop process. This means that up to 99% of the water and solvents used are recycled and reused. Production plant emissions are significantly lower in comparison to many other human-made fiber operations. The closed loop process process used to manufacture Lyocell fiber does not require bleach, which is commonly used in the production of other fabrics.
The dress is designed and made by the designer herself in Finland. The Finnish textile industry has always specialised in knitted clothing. The first factories for knitwear were introduced in 1740. In 2008, only about 5,000 people worked in the textile manufacturing industry in Finland, compared to 35,000 in the 60s. It is important for us to support the textile industry to ensure the skills and know how survive.
The Iiris Dress in orange is a part of the summer collection by Helsinki based design brand FECC. Find the rest of the collection made by FECC in Helsinki here.