Micromodal is derived from the inner pulp of trees from sustainably managed European forests. The trees that are harvested grow naturally with little irrigation and without chemical fertilizers. In accordance with strict environmental standards, the pulp is then processed into a yarn. Any solvents that are used in the making of the fibres are 90% recovered and reused.
The yarn yield of Micromodal is up to 10 times that of raw cotton.
To alleviate any plastic in the process, sirimiri use corozo buttons on their duvets, these are made from the seed of the corozo palm. Organic cotton threads and undyed organic cotton labels are also used, making their bedlinen 100% biodegradable. Sirimiri’s linen is woven, and hand finished in Italy.
One kilogram of cotton, equivalent to the weight of a shirt and pair of jeans, can take as much as 10,000–20,000 litres of water to produce. It is roughly 1/10th of that quantity to produce Micromodal.