Seaweed is a renewable, cellulosic fiber that has its origins in the ocean waters. When blended with other cellulosic fibers, it can be used to manufacture woven and knitted fabrics. Since ancient times, Chinese medicine has used seaweed to protect the skin, because of its anti-inflammatory qualities. Seaweed richness in trace elements is well known. Fabrics made from seaweed fiber are said to harness the benefits of deep-sea minerals and the trace elements. In the early 2000s, advanced technologies in seaweed production made this fiber usable in the production of apparel.
Seaweed Fabric is cellulosic fiber made from seaweed, it is a type of manufactured fiber. It is a superior new fabric with the following characteristics:
Comfortable to wear
Antimicrobial qualities can be incorporated during the production process
MAJOR END USES:
Apparel – bedding, underwear, casual sportswear, socks, sleepwear, athlete wear.
In contrast, antimicrobial fibers produced by conventional methods are either surface-finished with antimicrobial active chemicals, or produced by incorporating organic substances with antimicrobial effects.
The seaweed is usually combined with the cellulose from the eucalyptus tree during the lyocell production process. This eucalyptus fiber and seaweed blended fiber, when turned into a fabric, is said to contain numerous benefits for human skin. An antibacterial effect can also be achieved in seaweed fiber through the incorporation and activation of the metal ions into the seaweed during the lyocell process. So, in other words, seaweed fiber fabric is a natural antibacterial fabric.