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About our fabrics

Taking the utmost care in fabric sourcing

Because we are a proudly eco-centric business, we demand that every single fabric used to create every single ColieCo product meets one of the following criteria:

The fabric is made from an inherently sustainable and sustainably processed natural fibre

These include the fabric made from TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres used in our TENCEL™ Intimate collection and the cotton jersey and silk alternative fabrics made from organically-grown and closed-loop processed bamboo found in our Bamboo collection

The fabric is made primarily from recycled materials

These include the recycled polyester fabric used in our RPET recycled collection, which is made primarily from reconstituted plastic drinks bottles

The fabric is reclaimed from fashion industry deadstock, line-ends or off-cuts otherwise destined for landfill

These include all of the mesh fabrics used in our Mesh collection (and elsewhere in the ColieCo range), all of the printed scuba jersey fabrics used in our Reclaimed prints collection, and all of the lycra fabrics used in our Swimwear collection

Learn more about our eco-centric approach

Our fabrics

Because we are determined to deliver you garments of the highest quality, we will only ever use material we judge to be of the highest quality.


TENCEL™ Intimate

(96% LENZING™ Lyocell, 4% elastane)

The fabric used in our TENCEL™ Intimate collection is super soft and gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

TENCEL™ Intimate cellulosic fibers embrace the body with long-lasting softness to help skin feel pleasantly cool and dry throughout the day and night. As a result of their smooth surface, the fibers offer an exquisitely gentle quality that creates a 'barely there' feel.

These fibers also naturally manage the transportation of moisture, contributing to breathable fabrics that provide a less favourable environment for bacterial growth, offering better hygienic qualities.

Additionally, all TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainably grown wood harvested from certified and controlled sources, and processed using a unique closed loop system which recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimizing the environmental impact of production. This is why fabrics made from TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are widely recognised as among the most environmentally friendly options for clothing.

Learn more about TENCEL™ Intimate fabrics

Shop the TENCEL™ Intimate collection now!

ZOEY TENCEL™ wrap around set by ColieCo Lingerie
RPET recycled collection by ColieCo Lingerie

RPET recycled polyester

(85% recycled polyester, 15% elastane)

Our RPET fabric is lightweight, super smooth and stretchy. It is made in Europe from 85% RPET recycled polyester, 100% of which comes from recycled PET plastic drink bottles, and is sustainably printed for ColieCo in Portugal.

Recycled polyester requires less energy to produce, with around 75% lower CO2 emissions when compared with virgin polyester. It also requires around 90% less water - a negligible amount compared with water super-intensive natural fibres like cotton. And maybe most importantly, it helps keep plastic bottles out of landfill and out of our waterways and oceans.

The fabric carries both OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 and Global Recycled Standard certifications.

Shop the RPET recycled collection now!

Bamboo silk

(100% bamboo)

The bamboo silk fabric used in our ARAYA lingerie collection is soft, light, lustrous and highly breathable.

It is made from ECOCERT certified organically-grown bamboo sourced from FSC certified forests, and manufactured in a closed-loop process with ISO 14000 Environmental Management certification.

This process involves capturing both the chemicals used to break down the raw bamboo and their by-products, and recycling them through recovery and enrichment combustion, preventing waste and any potential for the pollution of the outside environment. Water used through the process is also captured, treated and recycled in-factory.

The fabric also carries OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that it is guaranteed free from harmful substances and perfect for your skin.

Not only does our bamboo silk tick the sustainability and quality boxes, but as the rest of the ColieCo Lingerie collection, it is also a 100% vegan material.

Shop the ARAYA lingerie collection now!

ARAYA two piece lingerie set by ColieCo
DAISY bodysuit by ColieCo Lingerie

Bamboo jersey

(95% bamboo, 5% elastane)

The bamboo jersey fabric used in our Bamboo lingerie collection is light, breathable, stretchy and super soft.

Bamboo jersey has many environmental benefits over traditional cotton jersey, with bamboo producing a high-density, high-yield crop, sequestering much higher amounts of CO2 than even young forests, minimising soil erosion, and requiring no irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers.

Our bamboo jersey fabric is made from organically-grown bamboo sourced exclusively from FSC certified forests, and processed in a closed loop system compliant with OEKO-STeP Level III production process management - the highest level of certification on sustainability under the OEKO-TEX STeP programme.

The fabric also carries OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that it is guaranteed free from harmful substances and perfect for your skin.

Shop the Bamboo lingerie collection now!

Reclaimed mesh

(nylon, elastane)

Our power mesh fabric - a strong, firm knit with a four way stretch and a super smooth finish - is sourced from suppliers who reclaim unwanted deadstock, line-ends and off-cut material directly from end-manufacturers producing collections for some of the world's largest lingerie brands.

This material can include entire rolls that have been rejected by manufacturers due to small flaws in the fabric, which they are unwilling to work around.

With intelligent garment design and minimal waste cutting processes we are able to offer these fabrics a second chance at life.

Shop the MIDNIGHT collection and Mesh lingerie collection now!

Mesh lingerie collection by ColieCo
ASTER soft cup bra by ColieCo Lingerie

Reclaimed scuba jersey

(polyester, elastane)

The scuba jersey material used in our Reclaimed Prints collection is sourced from suppliers who rescue line-ends and off-cuts directly from end-manufacturers.

These fabrics have a strong four-way stretch, provide support and light contouring, and have been digitally-printed - a process which minimises water use and water waste.

Because our suppliers are often reclaiming only very small off-cuts, we often only have very short runs of the fabrics in our scuba jersey fabric grid. So remember to keep checking back for new fabrics - and to grab your sets in your favourites before they're gone!

Shop the Reclaimed Prints collection now!

Reclaimed swimwear lycra

(80% nylon, 20% elastane)

The lycra we use in our new swimwear collection is deadstock fabric, rescued by our suppliers having been rejected and abandoned by luxury swimwear brands.

This can happen because the brands have decided not to use the fabric having misbought, overbought or abandoned planned lines. Historically, much of this fabric would have ended up in landfill or the incinerator.

This luxury matte fabric is a super soft and stretchy nylon/elastane blend, knitted in Italy, and features UV protection and chlorine, suncream, oil and pilling resistance.

Shop the Swimwear collection now!

AMADO bikini set by ColieCo Lingerie
ARAYA leg harness by ColieCo Lingerie

Our elastics

(polyester, elastane)

Our elastics are manufactured in Europe by a supplier carrying OEKO-TEX STeP certification for sustainable textile production.

The elastics also carry OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that they are guaranteed free from harmful substances.



Our thread

(100% recycled polyester)

Because the details matter, in 2021 we began the transition to 100% recycled polyester thread.

This super high quality thread is manufactured in Europe from recycled PET plastic drink bottles, ensuring that even the stitches in your garments have been placed with the environment in mind.


TENCEL™ Intimate

(96% LENZING™ Lyocell, 4% elastane)

The fabric used in our TENCEL™ Intimate collection is super soft and gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

TENCEL™ Intimate cellulosic fibers embrace the body with long-lasting softness to help skin feel pleasantly cool and dry throughout the day and night. As a result of their smooth surface, the fibers offer an exquisitely gentle quality that creates a 'barely there' feel.

These fibers also naturally manage the transportation of moisture, contributing to breathable fabrics that provide a less favourable environment for bacterial growth, offering better hygienic qualities.


ZOEY TENCEL™ wrap around set by ColieCo Lingerie


Additionally, all TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainably grown wood harvested from certified and controlled sources, and processed using a unique closed loop system which recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimizing the environmental impact of production. This is why fabrics made from TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are widely recognised as among the most environmentally friendly options for clothing.

Learn more about TENCEL™ Intimate fabrics

Shop the TENCEL™ Intimate collection now!


RPET recycled polyester

(85% recycled polyester, 15% elastane)

Our RPET fabric is lightweight, super smooth and stretchy. It is made in Europe from 85% RPET recycled polyester, 100% of which comes from recycled PET plastic drink bottles, and is sustainably printed for ColieCo in Portugal.


RPET recycled collection by ColieCo Lingerie


Recycled polyester requires less energy to produce, with around 75% lower CO2 emissions when compared with virgin polyester. It also requires around 90% less water - a negligible amount compared with water super-intensive natural fibres like cotton. And maybe most importantly, it helps keep plastic bottles out of landfill and out of our waterways and oceans.

The fabric carries both OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 and Global Recycled Standard certifications.

Shop the RPET recycled collection now!


Bamboo silk

(100% bamboo)

The bamboo silk fabric used in our ARAYA lingerie collection is soft, light, lustrous and highly breathable.

It is made from ECOCERT certified organically-grown bamboo sourced from FSC certified forests, and manufactured in a closed-loop process with ISO 14000 Environmental Management certification.


ARAYA organic bamboo silk lingerie set by ColieCo


This process involves capturing both the chemicals used to break down the raw bamboo and their by-products, and recycling them through recovery and enrichment combustion, preventing waste and any potential for the pollution of the outside environment. Water used through the process is also captured, treated and recycled in-factory.

The fabric also carries OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that it is guaranteed free from harmful substances and perfect for your skin.

Not only does our bamboo silk tick the sustainability and quality boxes, but as the rest of the ColieCo Lingerie collection, it is also a 100% vegan material.

Shop the ARAYA lingerie collection now!


Bamboo jersey

(95% bamboo, 5% elastane)

The bamboo jersey fabric used in our Bamboo lingerie collection is light, breathable, stretchy and super soft.

Bamboo jersey has many environmental benefits over traditional cotton jersey, with bamboo producing a high-density, high-yield crop, sequestering much higher amounts of CO2 than even young forests, minimising soil erosion, and requiring no irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers.


DAISY bodysuit by ColieCo Lingerie


Our bamboo jersey fabric is made from organically-grown bamboo sourced exclusively from FSC certified forests, and processed in a closed loop system compliant with OEKO-STeP Level III production process management - the highest level of certification on sustainability under the OEKO-TEX STeP programme.

The fabric also carries OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that it is guaranteed free from harmful substances and perfect for your skin.

Shop the Bamboo lingerie collection now!


Reclaimed mesh

(nylon, elastane)

Our power mesh fabric - a strong, firm knit with a four way stretch and a super smooth finish - is sourced from suppliers who reclaim unwanted deadstock, line-ends and off-cut material directly from end-manufacturers producing collections for some of the world's largest lingerie brands.


Mesh lingerie collection by ColieCo


This material can include entire rolls that have been rejected by manufacturers due to small flaws in the fabric, which they are unwilling to work around.

With intelligent garment design and minimal waste cutting processes we are able to offer these fabrics a second chance at life.

Shop the MIDNIGHT collection and Mesh lingerie collection now!


Reclaimed scuba jersey

(polyester, elastane)

The scuba jersey material used in our Reclaimed Prints collection is sourced from suppliers who rescue line-ends and off-cuts directly from end-manufacturers.


ASTER soft cup bra by ColieCo Lingerie


These fabrics have a strong four-way stretch, provide support and light contouring, and have been digitally-printed - a process which minimises water use and water waste.

Because our suppliers are often reclaiming only very small off-cuts, we often only have very short runs of the fabrics in our scuba jersey fabric grid. So remember to keep checking back for new fabrics - and to grab your sets in your favourites before they're gone!

Shop the Reclaimed Prints collection now!


Reclaimed swimwear lycra

(80% nylon, 20% elastane)

The lycra we use in our new swimwear collection is deadstock fabric, rescued by our suppliers having been rejected and abandoned by luxury swimwear brands.


AMADO bikini set by ColieCo Lingerie


This can happen because the brands have decided not to use the fabric having misbought, overbought or abandoned planned lines. Historically, much of this fabric would have ended up in landfill or the incinerator.

This luxury matte fabric is a super soft and stretchy nylon/elastane blend, knitted in Italy, and features UV protection and chlorine, suncream, oil and pilling resistance.

Shop the Swimwear collection now!


Our elastics

(polyester, elastane)

Our elastics are manufactured in Europe by a supplier carrying OEKO-TEX STeP certification for sustainable textile production.

The elastics also carry OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification, meaning that they are guaranteed free from harmful substances.


ARAYA leg harness by ColieCo Lingerie


Our thread

(100% recycled polyester)

Because the details matter, in 2021 we began the transition to 100% recycled polyester thread.

This super high quality thread is manufactured in Europe from recycled PET plastic drink bottles, ensuring that even the stitches in your garments have been placed with the environment in mind.


Explore the ColieCo collection now!

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