Natural Odor Resistance
When moisture (sweat) is produced it is directly absorbed from the skin and transported to the inside of the fiber, thus no water film is produced on the skin where bacteria (odor) can grow. Unlike polyester anti-odor treatments that wear off after a few washes, the natural wood base of Eucalyptex® consistently inhibits the growth of bacteria throughout the lifetime of the garment.
Eucalyptex® achieves moisture management as a result of the tiny fibrils in the wood. Unlike synthetics, Eucalyptex® absorbs moisture inside the fibres so that you are comfortable even when the fabric is wet thus eliminating any static or irritating skin issues. Eucalyptex® absorbs 10% more moisture than wool and 50% more than cotton. Polyester does not absorb any moisture.
Eucalyptex® has a smoother and more supple surface than wool or cotton. Rougher fibres like wool can cause skin irritation. Polyester is treated with numerous chemicals which can cause irritation and electro-static build up. The base moisture level in Eucalyptex® is 10%, compared to 1% in polyester. The combination of of smooth fiber and excellent moisture absorption promotes healthy skin, making the fabric anti-static and ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.
Eucalyptus does not need artificial irrigation or pesticides to grow. It can also be cultivated on land unsuitable for production. Comparing eucalyptus to cotton, the fiber yield is up to four times higher and total water consumption up to twenty times lower. Compared to bamboo fabric which has a heavy toxic chemical footprint, Eucalyptex® fabric is produced through a recycled loop system that is approved by third party environmental organizations and has received numerous environmental awards of excellence. Eucalyptus fibers are fully biodegradable and become part of the natural cycle. These fibres are certified and registered as biodegradable by DIN CERTCO, which issues certificates only for products made from compostable materials.
All Modrobes garments are produced in Canada through local contractors guided by fair labour standards regulated by the Canada Labour Code and registered under CA 32009.