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Biodegradable fabrics refer to those fabrics which decompose quite easily and naturally using microorganisms.

 

The biodegradability of fabrics is mostly determined by the amount of chemicals used in the textile life-cycle. The more chemicals used, the longer it takes for the fabric to biodegrade and ultimately the more damage it causes to the environment.

 

There are different types of biodegradable fabrics based on their type of degradability, the duration they require to fully disintegrate and their effects to the environment.

However, when Biodegradable is referred to on Être en Vert, products that are biodegradable refer to a garment from organic natural fabrics or fibers without the use of chemicals allowing the item to decompose without leaving any harm to the environment.