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Luxurious Performance Fabrics from Sustainable Sources

Better design requires the best materials. At Nau, that means sourcing—and often creating—fabrics that set a new standard for quality, performance and sustainability. We believe that creating the best products with the least environmental impact isn't a contradiction or compromise, but a design problem to be solved.

Finding the right answers means asking the right questions, and we never stop thinking about how we can do better. In ten years, we've done a lot of heavy lifting in fabric innovation, including moving our entire down collection to recycled down, eliminating perfluorocarbons (PFCs) from our durable water repellant (DWR) treatments, and incorporating natural fibers like hemp, merino wool and certified organic cotton into highly technical performance fabrics.

ORGANIC COTTON


Naturally renewable, biodegradable, soft and breathable. Cotton can be used on its own or blended with just about any other fiber. Since our beginning, all of our cotton is certified Organic and is free of pesticides, herbicides and GMOs.

RECYCLED POLYESTER


The most sustainable, versatile and durable synthetic fiber for making functional clothing. Using recycled polyester ensures a significant decrease in petroleum use, less energy consumption and a lower carbon footprint overall, as well as keeps plastic out of landfills.

PFC-FREE DWR


We've transitioned to PFC-Free DWR to provide you with a safer alternative that is better for you and the environment.

ALPACA WOOL


Fine silky fibers that rival cashmere in softness with a durable, pill resistant strength. The fiber is warmer than other wools and the absence of lanolin also makes it hypoallergenic as well as odor resistant. Our alpaca wool is traceably sourced through Peruvian farmers focused on social and ethical practices.

RECYCLED DOWN


A naturally renewable, biodegradable fiber that provides the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation. Our 700-fill recycled down transforms reclaimed post-consumer down duvets and pillows into a high quality, sustainable alternative to virgin down.

MERINO WOOL


Fine micron wool from merino sheep is soft, warm and manages moisture. The merino we use is ethically sourced to ensure responsible land use, animal treatment and low-impact processing.

LINEN


Linen is an ancient textile, made for centuries from the stalks of the flax plant. Cool, breathable, and lightweight, linen could be considered the original performance fabric for hot weather. Linen's unique fiber properties wick moisture from the body, helping to create a fabric that is cool and comfortable in warm weather.

HEMP


Like linen and flax, hemp is a bast fiber, meaning it is sourced from the fiberous parts of plants. As a result, it creates naturally strong fabrics with linen-like feel and drape. A natural fiber, hemp is an environmentally sustainable crop that requires no pesticides or fertilizers, and which grows in a wide variety of soils.

TENCEL® + TENCEL® SUN


Made from sustainably managed forests of eucalyptus trees, naturally renewable, biodegradable and produced in a closed-loop process. Adds a soft silky hand and drape, improves wicking and drying time and its antimicrobial properties fight odor retention.

MICROMODAL®


Super fine and incredibly soft, it has the softness of silk, the breathability of cotton, and a gorgeous fluidity.