My name is Triin and I have known most of my life that my future and career would involve textiles, fashion and art.
As a little girl, I was inspired by my mother, who also worked in the textile industry. She started as a factory worker and now has her own company. Through her, I observed all aspects of the textile world. I was blown away by the unlimited creative and aesthetic possibilities - so many colors, textures, fabrics used for self-expression!
Shortly after I graduated with a master’s degree in material technology and apparel production life took me on an adventure to Oslo and New York. Within those years I learned the industry has reached a point where there are over twenty thousand chemicals being used, many of them carcinogenic. Additionally, it became clear to me that the textile industry has one of the biggest impacts on our planet: one-fifth of the world’s water pollution is caused by it. And only 15% out of the billions of tons of textile waste is being reused or recycled. If nothing changes, by 2050 the textile industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.
In recent years as I became a mother, I struggled with the industry’s negative impacts, and I asked myself whether this was really an industry I want to work in.
Today I can say YES! Because I’m helping create a more sustainable future through Carefab! We make new, stylish, quality textile products that are comfortable and actually good for our health and environment.
My dream is for Carefab to inspire the textile industry and You, like my mother inspired me. Thank you for consciously choosing Carefab products for a healthier life and planet, and for supporting my dream.
Impact comparison on the Environment
of water pollution from dyeing with plants
of global industrial water pollution comes from dyeing textiles
of pesticides used to grow flax (linen plant)
of pesticides used worldwide are for growing fiber
2.1 tons absorbed
per ton of flax plant grown
1.2 billion tons emission
by the textile industry each year
lifespan of our bedding, dependent on proper care
potential lifespan of non-linen bedding
and we take back all of our old products for recycling
of discarded textiles get reused or recycled
Made From High Quality 100% European Linen
Linen is considered to be one of the most sustainable fabrics on our planet. Because unlike cotton, linen can be grown year after year and requires neither fertilizer nor pesticide. Also, the production of linen fabric is using 60% less water compared to cotton fabric. It has a very low carbon footprint as it is 100% biodegradable material.
Linen is a very durable material and can last for decades. Compared to many other fabrics, it actually gets softer and even more comfortable over time. It is highly breathable, dirt-repellent, and compared to other commonly used fabrics pilling is minimal over time.
Carefab is only using linen fabric with OECO-TEX certification and we have sourced carefully our trusted partners in Europe with decades of experience in fabric waiving.
In addition to being a clean, durable and sustainable fabric, it has one more important advantage. It has antibacterial properties, which should be a key element when it comes to choosing your bedding. Thanks to it’s fibre, linen wicks moisture and dries out very fast, which prevents bacteria to build up.
Natural Dyes - The Forgotten Ancient Art
The majority of textiles globally are either bleached, dyed or processed with a variety of chemicals to achieve colors that would appeal to consumers. These same chemicals are often harmful to our health. This is why it is important for us at Carefab to use only natural colors, which are biodegradable and the excess water can be funneled back to nature.
Dyeing with plants is an ancient technique that can be traced back to 2,600 BC. There are absolutely no chemicals used in the process and every single product we create is naturally plant dyed by hand (by us). This makes every bedding set completely unique in tone.
Natural dyes do not drain our planet and are also better for our bodies. Our skin can absorb up to 64% of the chemicals it comes into contact with, that is why our bedding is completely free of chemicals. It is especially important for those with allergies or sensitive skin.