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Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides. This certified organic yarn can be used on many different constructions including heavyweight or lightweight webbing. Reactive dyes are used on the organic cotton to preserve the colorfastness. It is also anti-microbial and hypoallergenic. Organic cotton is used in the pet market for leashes and collars, for straps on handbags and in the production of belts.
Soy webbing uses yarn produced from soybeans. It has most of the same properties as organic cotton. This yarn uses 10s/2 ends. Soy webbing can also be produced in various constructions for a variety of markets.
Recycled polyester uses yarn that is transformed from plastic soda bottles. The recycled polyester yarn creates webbing that is soft and durable, as well as hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Easily dyed into many different colors, patterns such as jacquard are available in this type of webbing. It is used in many outdoor products including tents, boat covers, kayak straps and pet products.