Eco-friendly TeeOutfit details: Les Sublimes eco-friendly tee* { also seen in black here and short sleeve version in white here}; Mila Marin gold-filled earrings {previous purchases: Max&Co skirt; H&M trench coat; Charlotte Olympia flats; Chloé drew bag; Ray-ban sunglasses}

Let’s talk about good basics. A good basic tee should not only have a timeless cut and color but should also be made of quality fabrics respecting an eco-friendly process.

This pink top is made of 94% Lenzing Micro-Modal©, a luxurious fabric made of sustainably harvested beechwood trees from Austria {certified OEKO-TEX® Standard 10}.
However, this t-shirt contains 6% Spandex also known as elastane. This fabric that gives elasticity to the garment is made of petrochemicals and as a consequence isn’t an eco-friendly fiber.

So why adding such a nocive fabric to this beautiful Lenzing Micro-Modal© material?

Imagine bending your arms and stretching them back to see the shape of your elbows staying on the sleeves. Well, spandex has the power to pull the fabric back together after they have been stretched out especially for thin & fitted tees like the one I am wearing (although I took it for a loose fit). This way you will be able to keep your basics longer and that’s also why we can consider them as good basics.

Eco-friendly Tee
Eco-friendly Tee

Eco-friendly Tee

Eco-friendly Tee

Eco-friendly Tee

Eco-friendly Tee

Eco-friendly Tee

I believe that knowing what we are wearing is equally important as knowing what we are eating. That’s why it felt relevant to put stress on the fabrics in today’s post. Spandex isn’t an eco-friendly fabric but it helps your garments maintaining their shapes so that they can last longer. It’s always essential to weight the pros and cons.
With the ever-evolving technologies, I am sure we will find a natural fiber that will replace elastane in the near future. Fingers crossed!

Outfit details:

Les Sublimes eco-friendly tee* { also seen in black here and short sleeve version in white here};
Mila Marin gold-filled earrings
{previous purchases: Max&Co skirt;
H&M trench coat;
Charlotte Olympia flats;
Chloé drew bag
Ray-ban sunglasses}

Thank you for stopping by The Pastel Project today!
For more ethical inspiration, you can have a look at my sustainable wishlist HERE!
Bisous, Margot

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Photos: Julian Calo

12 comments on “Eco-friendly Tee {Lenzing Micro-Modal© but not only…}”

  1. I love your outfit! Thanks for talking about spandex/elastane. I don’t like to wear clothes with it inside but sometimes it is truly necessary.

  2. That tee is absolutely gorgeous! Loving the fact that you’re including eco-friendly clothing your posts 🙂
    Being eco-friendly is super important nowadays 🙂

  3. I absolutely love that piece! A wardrobe is simply not complete without a basic tee. And I love that it is made of sustainable materials. If I were in a store right now I’d probably be grabbing it! hahah

  4. J’aime beaucoup ta tenue! Merci pour les explications du spandex, c’est bon à savoir car comme tu le dis si justement, on est vite découragé par ces étiquettes:(

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