Cupro: made from an utilized source.
First invented in the 1900s in Germany, Cupro is also commonly known as “Bemberg” (from the German manufacturer, J.P. Bemberg) and is now owned by Japanese manufacturer Asahi Kasei, which is also now the only manufacturer.
Cupro is fundamentally a recovered cellulose fiber, made from cotton linter. This web-like by-product envelops and protects the cotton seed and would otherwise be discarded due to its size, which is much too small for conventional cotton yarn spinning. Cupro has many sought after sustainable attributes.
The linter is broken down into a cuprammonium arrangement, which is a blend of copper and ammonium, before being spun into fiber. Like Tencel and Modal, Cupro is a plant-based material that is synthetically handled to create the texture.
Cupro is said to have every one of the characteristics of silk: it has great drape, silky hand, gentle on the skin, but with the added bonus of being machine washable, more breathable and less costly.
Additionally, Cupro is biodegradable, decomposing to its natural components in soil; losing more than half it's original weight after two months and is OEKO-Tex certified.
There are many good reasons to choose Cupro, we hope this post helps you understand the positive aspects of this great fiber.