Darla is a vegan brand: we don't use any material of animal origin, such as wool, silk, leather and fur.
- Cotton is the most-produced vegetable fibre in the world (accounting for almost half of worldwide textile production). Soft and comfortable, cotton stands up to repeated washing and ironing at high temperatures.
- Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fibre (among other things). Recently experiencing a resurgence in Europe, hemp, with its anti-fungal properties, is the most ecologically sound and efficient of all the vegetable fibres.
- Linen is a perennial plant cultivated mainly for its fibre. It's one of the few European plants that is ecologically sound and needs relatively little water.
- Lyocell or Tencel® is a fibre produced from wood pulp (hardwood, eucalyptus or bamboo). It's biodegradable, silky to the touch and easy to care for.
- Viscose is an artificial fibre obtained by transforming plant or wood cellulose. When dampened viscose seems to shrink but once dry it returns to its original size.
- Modal is a fibre extracted from wood cellulose. With a high comfort level, it's soft, supple and silky even after many washings. Modal is particularly absorbant and breathes well.
- Polyamide is a synthetic fibre that is durable, supple and often elastic. In combination with other fibres, polyamide adds durability to a fabric.
- Polyester is a synthetic fibre, durable and supple. Often used in combination with other fibres, polyester brings durability and a long life to clothing. Easy to care for, it's the most-produced synthetic fibre in the world.
- Polyurethane, thermoplastic elastomer or Lycra® is a synthetic material that we use most frequently in faux leather. Extremely elastic, it brings suppleness and comfort to clothing.
- Spandex is a derivative of polyurethane. More and more textile products contain spandex because of its suppleness and extreme comfort in clothes worn close to the body.