Sustainability & Ethical Practices

Fayéna Eco-Fiber

 
Fayéna pledges to insure sustainability and ethical practices in what we put out. We take our valuable customers on a transparent journey through the making of all our innovative items so that nothing is kept hidden. All value presented within  the journey of our items is the value you deserve. After being only 5 months in the hijab industry we have discovered that our industry failed to acknowledge that most materials presented in fabrics are toxic and threatening to the environment and the people making them. We do not need to compromise our resources in order to provide everyone with the most valuable of products that are environmentally safe and ethically truly responsible.

 

 

 

Eco-Friendly Fibers 

Fibers we use follow the criteria listed below. Fayéna does not come out with any item unless at least 3 elements of the criteria below are met within ever fiber of that item. These fibers are sustainable and safe for our earth, and don’t put you, future generations or earth in harm. Treated with love not pesticides.

 

 

Dangerous Fibers

Fayéna avoids the fibers shown below, the environmental impact and abuse these fibers have on our planet are detrimental to every being.

 

 

TENCEL MODAL

Sustainability

EU Ecolabel

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are certified with the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel, an environmental quality label only awarded to products and services which have a significantly lower environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycle. Products awarded the label are independently assessed for compliance with strict ecological and performance criteria. 

European Award for the Environment

Lenzing’s closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact, received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”. 

Biodegradable/Composable

Derived from nature, all standard TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fiber types have been certified by the Belgian certification company Vinçotte as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature

USDA certified biobased product

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are produced from wood pulp from sustainably managed sources, a renewable resource. They have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

 

For more information regarding Tencel™ Modal go to,  https://www.tencel.com/sustainability

 

BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE (BCI)

BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future. BCI connects people and organizations from across the cotton sector, from field to store, to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton producing areas.

Crop Protection- BCI Farmers minimize the Harmful Impact of Crop Protection Practices

The use of synthetic pesticides is a dominant form of crop protection. Given this dominance, and that inappropriate or improper use of pesticides can adversely affect human health, contaminate water sources, food, crops and the environment more broadly, the focus of the Criteria under this Principle is two-fold, the adoption of IPM and an emphasis on the use of pest control techniques other than pesticide application, in order to reduce reliance on pesticides. In addition to the risks associated with pesticide use, over-reliance has led to pesticide resistance, disruption to populations of natural pest enemies and secondary pest outbreaks, all of which make crop protection more challenging and costlier and the use of practices that minimize the potential harmful effects of pesticides. BCI encourages informed decision-making at the farm level, to change practices that ensure improved outcomes – environmentally, socially and economically.

Water Stewardship- BCI Farmers Promote Water Stewardship

Water stewardship means using water in a way that is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial. It is achieved through an inclusive stakeholder process encompassing site and catchment-based actions. Cotton production impacts freshwater resources in terms of water quantity through irrigation (use of surface and groundwater) and the use of rainwater stored in land. It also affects water quality through the application of agrochemicals (use of pesticides and fertilizers) and farm runoff. Water is a major limiting factor in cotton production. While cotton is a relatively drought tolerant crop, farmers who use water efficiently (on both rainfed and irrigated systems farms) can achieve greater yields and consume and pollute less water if appropriate management practices are applied. This contributes not only to more efficient and sustainable water use, but it also helps Producers build resilience to climate change. In fact, climate change is expected to intensify the existing pressures on water supply, particularly in regions where water scarcity is already a concern. For this reason, suitable adaptation measures need to be adopted by BCI farmers. 

Fibre Quality- BCI Farmers Care for and Preserve Fiber Quality

As cotton is produced first and foremost for its fibre, the quality of the fibre produced by the farmer is fundamental to its marketability and value. The efficiency of the gin is affected by the level of trash within and contamination of the seed cotton. Similarly, the quality and therefore value of yarn that can be spun is directly related to the quality of the lint cotton delivered to the spinning mill (the cost of the cotton can represent up to 65% of the total operating costs for a spinning mill). Continuing advances in spinning technology are placing ever greater pressure on cotton farmers to supply cotton that is generally longer, stronger, finer, more uniform and free from contaminants. These characteristics of the cotton are of particular importance to the spinning mills, as they are central to maximizing the speed and efficiency at which the mills operate.

Decent Work- BCI Farmers Promote Decent Work

Decent work is understood by BCI as the concept developed by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the UN specialized agency on work and employment, to describe work that provides opportunities for women and men to work productively in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. For the ILO and BCI, decent work encompasses four pillars: fundamental principles and rights at work and international labor standards; employment and income opportunities; social protection and social security; and social dialogue.

 

By adhering to these principles, BCI Farmers produce cotton in a in a way that is measurably better for the environment and farming communities.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information regarding Better Cotton Initiative go to

https://bettercotton.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Better-Cotton-Principles-Criteria-V2.1.pdf

 

MULBERRY SILK

Sustainability

Mulberry silk is spun by the cocoons of silkworms, traditionally. The raw silk is then harvested and reeled. When done well, silk manufacturing can be a harmonious and low waste process. Silk worms keep a raw, gluten-free, dairy-free diet which consists entirely of mulberry leaves. The mulberry is a hardy tree, resistant to pollution and easy to cultivate. The tree bark has medicinal properties and the fruit can be used as a natural dye or to fill a pie. The leaves of the mulberry will feed the worms and the worms, in turn, can feed the farmers. The bombyx mori (the mulberry silkworm) produces the bulk (around 90%) of commercial silk. Left to its own devices a silkworm moth that is ready to emerge will make a small hole in its cocoon through which to escape. This, however, breaks the long silk strands that make up the inner cocoon. Silk producers usually prefer to boil the cocoon (with the worm inside) so that the long strands remain intact. Over time the mulberry silkworm has become domesticated. The moths cannot fly and they rely on human assistance to mate, so their ability to survive beyond the cocoon may be limited. Mulberry silk threads are the best on Earth; they are smoother, stronger, and more uniformly colored than any other variety of silk.

Ethical Choice

Our manufacture uses no harsh chemical or dyes to create our mulberry pillowcases. Specializing in natural textile production for more than 10 years being, OEKO-TEX certified, SGS certified, ISO 9001 certified, and Sedex certification which one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organization, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains used to help businesses operate responsibly and sustainably, protect workers and source ethically.

 

For more information regarding Mulberry Silk check out, https://goodonyou.eco/is-silk-sustainable/