$4.00

This fiber is sold by the ounce.

SeaCell is one of my very favorite types of fiber. Almost identical to our Rose Pearl Fiber, it has the added properties of seaweed which is infused into the fiber in the production process, making it a very unique and natural cellulose fiber. It is considered vegan, and is also eco-friendly. It can be dyed with cellulose procion / fiber reactive dyes.

We also are able to offer this fiber dyed in any of the same colorways as our Rose Pearl Fiber for $7oz for solid colors (separate listings will be coming soon, but for now you can select your color using the dropdown menu and can see the available colors under our Rose Pearl Fiber section, as they look identical).

Fun facts:

The algae used to make SeaCell is commonly called "Knotted Wrack" and is found in the fjords of Iceland. Seaweed has more mineral salts and vitamins than any other natural product, and is rich in amino acids, iodine, and trace elements... making it a truly nourishing fiber. It also creates a super breathable finished garment.

The brown algae used to create SeaCell is said to:
--Limit inflammation and sooth itchy skin
--Help fight dermatitis and Psoriasis
--Protect against free radicals
--Re-mineralize the skin
--Detoxify and purify

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Want to learn more about Seacell? Read on for some fun information!

As an Environmental Science undergraduate many many years ago, I did extensive research looking for unique and environmentally friendly types of fiber. Many cellulose based fibers live in a murky area of half and half -- sort of eco-friendly because they come from renewable materials (such as bamboo plants), but not completely eco-friendly because they are created using chemicals which then go back out into the environment and contaminate it.

During my studies, I learned about a TRULY eco-friendly process used in the textile industry, called the "Lyocell" process. This is the process by which SeaCell is made. Unlike traditional rayon and viscose fibers, this process actually uses recycled, harmless chemicals that do not go back into or contaminate the environment. This makes it truly closed-loop process, utilizing chemicals no more harmful than common table salt and resources that are completely renewable, 98% of which is reused time and time again. While this process still requires energy to complete, more and more manufacturers are starting to work on solar powered alternatives to traditional energy while making this fiber, which will hopefully become the norm in the near future for other fibers as well.

SeaCell is manufactured in a very similar way to our Rose fiber-- it is a cellulose fiber, with a base of beech trees that have been harvested and ground into wood pulp. It is immersed in a water solution, and while it is in this liquid form, seaweed is added to it. From there, is is spun into tiny fibers using spinnerets, then hardened and set into solid fibers and dried and cut. This process sounds complicated, but it's actually fairly simple and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The result is this amazingly soft, incredibly lustrous fiber that makes your skin feel good the more you touch it.

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