Sandgrens Clogs values its commitment to crafting each of its pairs by hand using only the finest, highest quality of natural materials.
It’s a topic long celebrated on this blog, as previous discussions have profiled the leathers we use, their sustainability and why our clogs are a sound investment that lasts.
Lately, there has been a strong focus on what we put in and on our bodies, as well as how its production affects the environment. As we produce the foundations of the outfits our customers wear, their clogs – we felt it necessary to analyze the clothing fabrics that are potentially styled with them.
Clothing is made from one of two types of fabric, natural or synthetic.
Synthetic fabrics, or “plastic fabrics,” are created in a lab using a process called polymerization, where chemically-produced fibers are joined together to create fabric. Common synthetic fabrics include polyester, nylon and spandex.
Natural fiber clothing, however, is more sustainable because it’s been reported that synthetic fibers require high energy use and crude oil to produce. Natural fibers are plant materials, and therefore, more biodegradable. It’s also a better investment. Clothing made from natural fibers retains its shape for much longer than the “plastic fabrics.”
While more familiar natural fibers include clothing made from cotton, cashmere and wool – which are in regular rotation during the colder months of the year, linen is quickly gaining popularity as a “go-to” selection in the warmer months.
Retail markets present their customer bases with the abundance of choice. While we’re aware there are many options, we appreciate the fact that our customers choose our products. If you’re intrigued with the idea of switching to fashion made from natural, plant-based fibers, our catalog of wooden clogs is the ideal companion to more sustainable clothing.