PLA fiber starts with an abundant, natural and renewable resource - plants. The starch gets isolated from the other components of the plant and gets turned into sugar. The sugar is fermented in a process similar to making yogurt, to create lactic acid. Lactic acid is a naturally occurring material that gives the "tang" to yogurt and makes your muscles ache after a work-out. From lactic acid a molecule called lactide is created. Water is then removed and it gets crystallized to create the high-performance polymer - polylactide (PLA).
PLA performs extremely well in the wash and is therefore offered as an alternative to organic cotton. Our PLA fiber does not off-gas harmful chemicals and maintains its resiliency through repeated washings.