Our Materials: Cupro

Why we believe is good for you

Cupro is the vegan version of silk made from the waste product of cotton.

It is generally praised for its sheerness and the soft feeling with which it will leave your skin. The smooth texture that it has is only comparable with the one from silk but with the addition of it being anti-static and hypoallergenic. Not to mention that cupro is also stretch-resistant and extremely durable when taken proper care of. Its thermo-regulating properties allows it to dry quickly making it very practical, while the fine texture of the fabric will leave you with a luxurious feeling. 

Why we believe is sustainable

Cupro is made of regenerated cellulose fibers which simply said are cotton waste. So with the beginning of the production process, waste is already being reduced. However in order to achieve this smooth feeling of the fabric it undergoes a chemical processing. But to maintain this process sustainable the manufacturing is made in a closed loop, similar to the one of Lyocell™.Meaning that all the chemicals used are being extracted after the process and the water is being reused.

Furthermore the fact that cupro is 100% plant-based not only makes it biodegradable but also unlike silk it is cruelty-free.

And let’s not forget its color absorbing properties, as this highly reduces the quantity of dye needed to use by producers.

Why we believe our suppliers 

Riopele is a 90 year old textile maker based in Pousada de Saramagos, Portugal. 

They have the following certifications: ISO 9001 – Quality Management System (since 1996); ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System (since 2006); OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System (since 2006); Environment – Less Waste, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation. 

Riopele focus on full traceability, and on reducing their waste, energy and water consumption.

Elementum pieces are designed as relationships. It is important to share with you all the connections they have, so that your relationship with your Elementum pieces will be as positive, slow, enjoyable and meaningful as it can be.

If you want to know more about our production and the materials we use check here or email us at contact@elementum.store we will be happy to give you more information.