A CRUELTY- FREE, PLANT-BASED WOOL ALTERNATIVE
WHAT IS WEGANOOL™?
A cruelty-free, plant-based wool alternative that is created without a drop of chemicals! The yarn is spun from carefully extracted calotropis stem and pod fibers that are blended with 70% of organic rain-fed cotton. The hollowness in the soft calotropis fiber creates air pockets within the cloth, making it lightweight and adding thermal-regulating properties.
WEGANOOL™ is a FABORG's testimony of how fabric manufacturing can bring a positive impact to the world.
WEGANOOL™ is here to raise the sustainability standards in the textile industry at every level. This includes farming, extraction of fibers, different stages of fabric making, after processing, designing, and most importantly disposal.
Most plant-sourced fabrics sound harmless but in reality, are processed with synthetic and toxic additives. Many new-age regenerated cellulose textiles are chemically extracted from plants that don't even have fiber. How is this still considered sustainable? The ecosystem does not have borders! So every drop of chemical used ends up in our backyards and water tables. Read more
Innovation and collaboration of bright minds need to be encouraged for sustainability to flourish. True creativity is to fabricate beauty while improving life on earth and should be emphasized in the textile industry.
FABORG is establishing long-term collaboration with designers and brands to make permanent change.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
- African proverb
In January 2020 WEGANOOL™ was presented in London at the Future Fabric Expo, the world's largest showcase of sustainable materials. The fabric received special spotlight on the Expo Innovation Table as a creative vegan wool alternative.
A few most demanded constructions are available for brands and designers to purchase. The woven fabrics can be used to make shirts, scarves, dresses, inner linings, and many more. The knits - single jersey and fleece - for comfortable, elegant, and warm transeasonal dressing.
Production of one kg of WEGANOOL™ saves 27000 L of clean drinking water, compared to regular 100% cotton yarn. The calotropis and cotton we employ are both rain-fed. Water used for fiber processing is re-used from natural dyes.
No pesticides are used in growing our crops.
FABORG has a non-negotiable policy to keep the fabric 100% pure until it reaches the end consumer. It means only 100% biodegradable and natural chemicals in form of minerals can be used at any stage of the WEGANOOL™ life cycle.
WEGANOOL™ is dyed only with high-quality natural plants, flowers, roots, seeds, and minerals.
Every drop of water used in the manufacturing of WEGANOOL™ and Natural Dyes is redirected for ARKA production.
WEGANOOL™ is 100% plant-based and cruelty-free.
The production of calotropis fibers have numerous ecological and social benefits including - a boost in rural economies, reforestation, reviving dry farmlands, and many more. You can find out more here.
A fabric that warms your body but cools the planet
Replace 1% of the wool market by 2026
India being the hub for cotton is the perfect scalable environment for the new Calotropis Revolution. By providing fabric options that will be widespread and accessible, this goal is bulletproof.