Next generation smart and responsible yarns
The high tech spun Monocel® yarns are made from a natural innovative new eco-fibre, developed and designed to deliver the highest quality standards. Monocel® high quality yarns are soft, strong and skin friendly, providing an excellent and luxurious handfeel. Inspired by the the ever-changing Nordic scenery, with its delicate hues and spectacular lights, Monocel® yarns come in a special palette of beautiful colours.
Ultrasonic Natural Plant Dyed
The Monocel® UltraDye® yarns is a revolutionary family of high tech top dyed yarns. They combine the latest advanced dyeing technology with ancient coloration materials. It is also one of the most advanced water saving techniques available. The patented process uses liquid plant dyes in the new ultrasonic ‘attachment’ technique for a high level of colour fastness, and a measurable improved efficiency in energy and emissions reductions through lower temperatures and shorter dyeing times. By combining Monocel® with natural plant dyes, we achieve a beautiful colour range that is unique to the ultrasonic process and make yarns that are completely non-toxic and gentle to the skin. The dyes are based on traditional Asian medicinal roots, fruits and flowers. These powerful natural resources have traditionally been used for a huge variety of purposes, and still have an important role in many Far East cultures. The yarns come in pure Monocel® or blended with GOTS certified organic cotton, spun in Siro Compact, and Compact for the finest yarns.
When creating our natural plant dyed yarns only a small portion of the fibre is dyed, and then blended with unbleached and undyed fibres, resulting in yarns that are truly eco smart and in a league of their own. As a result of ultrasonic dyeing, the colours are non-transferable and fully fast in wash, wear and care, for a new style of super soft and durable fabrics created for the smarter, more conscious consumer.
The white Monocel® yarns are bleached using Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2). This bleaching process is much more environmentally friendly than using chlorine while also gentler to the fibres, resulting in vibrant white and strong yarns.
PFD (Prepared For Dyeing)
All Monocel® yarns are available as PFD for greige fabric production on request.
UltraDye® natural plant dyes
The ancient coloration materials used in the dyes are based on traditional Asian medicinal plants. They are completely non-toxic and gentle to the skin.
Grey = Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula)
Yellow = Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Blue = Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis)
Red = Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
Purple = Comfrey (Symphytum)