Many companies still use plastic-based polyester thread for their thread and backing. We weren't comfortable adding virgin plastic to the world so waited until alternatives became available. We developed the world's first vegan and plastic-free embroidery service in 2020.
Even more sustainable with Sensa Green!
Sensa Green thread is currently the most eco-friendly, plastic-free embroidery solution out there. We’ve made the switch to keep your brand ahead of the curve.
So what do you need to know?
Sensa Green is made from TENCEL Lyocell, which is a form of rayon. Rayon, like bamboo, is made from wood pulp. It sounds ideal BUT there’s a downside.
Rayon is normally considered semi-synthetic because strong chemicals are required to extract and process the fibres. This chemically-intensive part of the process must be properly managed to prevent harm to the environment. Some ethical brands avoid rayon completely, so as not to encourage the use of rayon that might be produced recklessly.
Sensa Green is different as the wood fibre extraction is carried out via an award-winning closed loop process, which prevents the discharge of harmful chemicals.