Natural & Fair
The use of high-quality
materials of natural origin
eve in paradise brand.
Finest natural Quality
At eve in paradise we only use high-quality materials of natural origin. We pay meticulous attention throughout the production chain:
- Compliance with ecological and social standards,
- We pay attention to animal welfare,
- Appropriate working and production conditions,
- Freedom from pollutants that are harmful to the environment and health as well as
- Gentle production processes with low scrap rates and low material consumption.
Therefore we work consistently with certified materials.
Our customers love and feel the difference. Our brand stands for high-quality clothing that retains its fit, colour and structure, is unmistakably comfortable to wear and is free from substances that are harmful to health.
Virgin wool is a spun fibre obtained from the soft fur of the animal. This is done either by shearing the wool or combing the wool. Wool is considered to be particularly windproof and hard-wearing. No mortal wool or shredded wool is used in our collections.
Which wool do we use?
We mainly use the finest merino wool from controlled organic animal farming. Merino wool is considered to be functional, breathable and especially cuddly soft. The processing takes place in our partner companies of many years and there we only use merino wool which is mulesing-free.
“Mulesing” is a widespread practice in Australia, in which the skin folds around the anus and genital area are cut away from the merino lambs. This is usually done without anaesthetic or the addition of painkillers. These wounds are not treated further, but must heal and scar by themselves. Mulesing” is a cruel and painful mutilation of the animals and for reasons of animal welfare we strongly reject it.
The alpaca, also called pako, is a domesticated camel form originating from the South American Andes, which is mainly bred for its fine wool. In Peru live about 3.5 million animals, which makes up about 80% of the worldwide population. Due to the natural scarcity, the precious wool is also called the most valuable natural fiber in the world.
Alpacas are social herd animals and feel most comfortable in groups. They are herbivores and feed exclusively on grasses. The animals are usually shorn once a year or every two years, depending on the species, and up to six kilograms are obtained per animal. Usable, i.e. suitable for further processing, is usually only half of this amount.
What properties does alpaca wool have?
The alpaca fiber is a soft, silky shiny natural fiber. If you look at the structure of the fiber, you will see that it is hollow from the inside and therefore has unique thermal properties. Alpaca wool stores the warmth of the body in winter in an insulating way. In summer, the fibres provide a pleasant heat balance. In addition, alpaca wool is 3 times more tear-resistant than virgin wool and therefore extremely hard-wearing, moisture-repellent and less susceptible to felting.
Yak wool is the wool obtained from Asian cattle (yaks) by combing or shearing. Yak wool is one of the highest quality wool types in the world. The very fine and light yak wool has many positive characteristics. It is extremely cuddly and soft and therefore comparable with cashmere, warmer than virgin wool, breathable and even allergy friendly.
The special yarn properties are explained by the multi-layered nature of the wool fibres. The beautiful eve in paradise knitwear is produced from the fine undercoat, which in comparison to the top coat is spinnable and therefore easy to process.
Which yak wool do we use?
eve in paradise only uses yak wool from traditional, sustainable yak breeders in Nepal. 0.4 to 0.6 kilograms of fine wool can be obtained per year and yak.
Mohair wool is obtained from the Angora goat, which is originally native to the region around Ankara in Turkey. The Angora goat belongs to the breed of domestic goats and is now found almost exclusively in domesticated breeding. The natural fiber is the specifically lightest textile fibre, so that the Angora goat is appreciated all over the world for its mohair wool.
Each Angora goat is shorn twice a year and provides about three to six kilograms of the valuable fabric. Approximately 15,000 tons of mohair wool are put on the market every year. A large part comes from South Africa, which accounts for more than half of the total volume. The weather conditions there are ideal for the goat, so that the mohair wool from the southernmost African country is considered the finest in the world.
What properties does mohair wool have?
Mohair wool is extra fine and belongs to the noble wool types. The finer the fiber, the softer and smoother the wool feels on the skin. How soft exactly depends mainly on the age of the animal. The younger the Angora goat, the softer the fiber. There are three categories: “Kid”, “Young goat” and “Adult”.
Mohair wool is very comfortable to wear because the wool absorbs moisture very well and is water-repellent at the same time. In summer the fabric has a cooling effect and in winter a warming effect. Good processed mohair is characterized by its crease-resistance.
Cashmere is one of the most expensive yarns in the world. The textiles made from fine cashmere have developed into a lifestyle product and embody luxury and exclusivity. Cashmere is extracted from the underfur of the cashmere goat and is characterized by outstanding wearing and warming properties and a particularly soft feel.
Why we love cashmere!
Cashmere not only impresses with its fluffy and flattering texture and feel good on the skin, but also with some outstanding properties that underline its exclusive character. Cashmere wool warms six times better than sheep’s wool because its fibres store heat better. The precious fiber is water-repellent. Moisture, which is caused by sweating, for example, is quickly dissipated to the outside. Cashmere is very flexible and returns to its original shape very quickly after crushing.
Origin and history
Cashmere wool derives from the cashmere goats of the same name, which belong to the family of domestic goats. The cashmere goats, hence the name, originally come from the region of Kashmir. Cashmere goats were kept there by the nomadic peoples of the unreal mountainous regions of the Central Asian highlands.
The goats require extreme weather conditions and cold, frosty winters for their breeding. They only thrive at altitudes above 4,000 meters. As protection against the icy winters, the cashmere goat has developed extremely fine undercoat hair, which protects it against cold and wind in winter and heat and dust in summer. Cashmere wool has been processed into high-quality textiles by craftsmen in their homeland since around 1000 BC.
Today, the largest herds of goats are found in the so-called “grasslands” of Mongolia. There, the breeding of cashmere goats and the production of their much sought-after cashmere wool – also known as “white gold” – has become one of the most important economic factors. The nomadic structures of families or clans, which roamed the open prairies with their herds, have given way to settled large farms, which strictly control production and price structures.
Silk is a natural product with limited availability, and its extraction is still very expensive. It is the only continuous textile fiber found in nature, which has its origin in China. Threads of the caterpillar reach a length of up to three kilometres, while the cocoon is only three to six centimeters in size.
How is silk made?
Silk is an animal fiber obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of the mulberry tree. During the process of pupation, the caterpillars produce silk in special glands in the mouth and place it in large loops around them. They are killed by hot water or steam before hatching to prevent the cocoons from being bitten. Otherwise the fibre, a shiny, very fine and regular fibre, would be destroyed and the quality would be reduced.
Silk is characterized by its beautiful sheen and high strength. The extraordinary length of this natural fiber, the fineness and the characteristic touch make silk one of the most precious textile materials. It is breathable and temperature-resistant and therefore insulates against cold and heat. Due to its smooth and fine structure, the natural fabric is also very kind to the skin.
The cotton plant is a shrub plant from the mallow family and, just like hemp or linen, a natural fibre. It is one of the most popular fibres for our clothing – very durable, skin-friendly and washable at different temperatures.
The controlled organic cultivation of the cotton fiber is characterized by sustainable methods of cultivation and harvest. This term is legally protected and prohibits the use of chemicals, genetic engineering and synthetic pesticides. Only animal and/or plant fertilizers and purely biological pest controls are used. The cotton is harvested by hand and no defoliants may be used. The assurance of social standards is also certified. In addition, the water consumption is lower than in the production of conventional cotton and regular crop rotation takes place. This means that other plants are grown on the same field between two cotton seeds. This approach not only protects against unwanted pests, but also provides food for people in the surrounding area. The certification of organic cotton fiber and the annual inspection of the farmers is carried out by independent institutions.
Cotton fiber is a multi-talent, it is particularly soft, hard-wearing, easy-care and breathable. It is very pleasant to wear on the skin, regulates moisture and has a low allergy potential.
Garments made of organic cotton fibers are very skin and allergy friendly.
Linen is also known as flax and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. Just like cotton or hemp, it belongs to the plant-based natural fibres.
In the past, the production of linen fiber was considered to be harmful to the environment, since lye was used in the production process. Today, more environmentally friendly processes have been developed that are gentler on nature.
In addition, the linen plant needs almost no pesticides or fertilizers, as it is very robust.
What positive properties does linen fabric have?
Linen can be spun very finely and is therefore particularly suitable for clothing. Linen fabrics are of very high quality, strong and durable. The smooth fibers with a slightly natural sheen are generally breathable, very robust, tear-resistant and do not form lints. Due to its moisture-regulating effect, linen fabric has a wonderfully cooling and pleasant effect on the skin, especially in summer. The natural fibre is also well suited for allergy sufferers.
Viscose fibers are made from the renewable raw material wood and are therefore also considered natural fibers. The structural properties of the viscose fibre can vary greatly, as the fiber can be modified at will during production. The viscose fiber has a wonderfully soft, flowing drape, has a silky sheen and lies comfortably on the skin. Furthermore, viscose fiber can be dyed and printed very well.
Viscose is a popular material that is frequently processed into clothing textiles worldwide.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers are made from wood of FSC®- and PEFC™-certified forestry. The production of the fiber itself is particularly environmentally friendly due to a closed cycle, since the solvent used is recycled with a recovery rate of more than 99%. This makes the viscose fiber a sustainable material that uses much less water than cotton and much less chemicals than conventional viscose.
Modal belongs to the viscose fibers and belongs to the family of regenerated fiber. The material is a synthetically obtained natural fiber made of 100% natural cellulose from beech wood.
Modal fibers are much finer than human hair, which is why textiles made of modal wear like a breath of nothing on the skin. Modal fibers are naturally soft, have a silky feel and are very breathable. The material is also highly recommended for people with allergies or sensitive skin.
How is modal produced?
Modal fiber is, in contrast to real synthetic fibers such as polyester which is based on petroleum, obtained from a renewable raw material. In terms of resource conservation, it is also at the forefront of cellulose fibers: fewer resources are needed for production and processing than, for example, for the cultivation and processing of cotton. Environmentally friendly production processes are used to manufacture modal fibers, with high recovery rates of the process chemicals used, and attention is paid to minimizing wastewater and emissions.
LENZING MODAL® is made from beech wood of FSC®- and PEFC™-certified forestry. The modal fiber itself is produced using an ecologically compatible and environmentally friendly process – the Edelweiss technology. This process uses oxygen-based chemistry, which is more environmentally friendly than the conventional alternative.
Lyocell belongs to the viscose fibers and belongs to the family of regenerated fibers. Lyocell, also known as Tencel, is a synthetically obtained natural fiber made of 100% natural cellulose from various woods. Lyocell fibres have a high flexibility, are particularly soft and colorfast. In addition, the fiber is very breathable and regulates the transport of moisture from the body in a natural way.
TENCEL™ lyocell fibers
TENCEL™ lyocell fibers from the Lenzing company in Austria are made from various types of wood from controlled, sustainably managed forests. The manufacturing process is a solvent process which is particularly sustainable, since 99.5% of the solvent is reused. This ensures a high level of resource efficiency with a low environmental impact.
Bamboo is a viscose fiber and belongs to the family of regenerated fibers. The bamboo material is a synthetic natural fiber made of 100% natural cellulose from bamboo. Bamboo fiber has a high flexibility, is particularly soft and colorfast. In addition, the fiber is very breathable and naturally regulates the transport of moisture from the body.
What are the advantages of bamboo fiber?
Because bamboo fiber grows extremely fast, large quantities can be harvested annually without endangering the stock. Many bamboo species have extensive root systems from which new plants are constantly growing. Therefore, not the whole plant dies by cutting a bamboo stem – as is the case with trees. The rapid growth also means that bamboo fiber can store an extremely large amount of CO2 compared to trees. Hardly any fertilizers, pesticides or artificial irrigation methods are used during cultivation, as the plants are extremely resistant. The direct effects of bamboo cultivation on the environment are therefore comparatively low.