What is Soybean Fiber?
is made of soy processing and tofu manufacturing. It is considered as man made fabric but it has to undergo chemical process to turn from plant to yarn. Its a skin friendly fabric. It is UV-resistant, and also highly antimicrobial. Due to its light-reflective qualities, soybean fabric looks like silk very soft and lightweight.Soybean fabric is certified under various certifications like:
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100
- OCS Blended - Organic Content Standard
- OCS 100 - Organic Content Standard
- Henry Ford of Ford Motors invented soybean fabric, know to wear soybean garment to popularize soybean production in the United States.
- In 1941 he was also pictured wearing a suit composed of a mixture of “soy wool” and sheep wool fabrics.
- In 1940 Ford produced mixture of soybean fabric and wool fabric for his automobiles.
- In 1999 textile engineers announced the new production of soybean fabric considered more efficient and less expensive.
What Makes it Stand Out
- It is sensitive to moisture to the extent of losing 69 percent of their tenacity when wet.
- Is highly tensile elongation, and good acidic and alkali resistance.
Application & Usage
- Soybean fabric is usually used in clothing and accessories like like tank tops, dresses, and skirts.
- Commonly used in Home furnishing items like bedding and upholstery.
New Age Innovations
Certification like organic textile certifiers like OEKO TEX or the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). manufacturers producing soy fabric in the United States or European Union may also be eligible for USDA or European Commission organic certification.
Care Instructions of Soybean Fiber
- Machine wash in cold water.
- Lay flat to dry the fabric.
- Use a low, no-steam setting if ironing is desired.