Rouse Textiles is the maker of Gaiatex, the world’s first fabric alternative for athleisure made of Cupro and degradable stretch yarn which we believe makes a more gentle impact to the environment.
Sustainable sportswear has long been considered an oxymoron—until now. Our proprietary material is the answer to wasteful synthetic materials as the world’s first degradable stretch yarn, made from Bemberg Cupro. With superior softness and stretch, our material can replace synthetics in sportswear, loungewear, and intimates for a future-forward solution to the industry’s waste problem. It’s better for the environment without compromising the integrity of your garment—it’s a true win-win.
Bemberg Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fiber originating from 100% cotton linter, a by-product of the manufacturing process of cotton seed oil to enhance the efficiency of the use of cotton. It’s entirely plant-based and degradable, so we give back to the earth what we take from it.
Our proprietary material is a silky-smooth fabric knitted with the world’s first degradable and compostable spandex in an interlock construction made for low impact sportswear, loungewear, and fashion wear. It’s made from an all-season fiber that keeps the wearer comfortable, wear after wear. With Gaiatex, stretch meets softness meets sustainability—it’s the ultimate does-it-all fabric.
Gaiatex can be dyed in a variety of colours. For our initial launch collection, we were inspired by the palettes of the Onibegie colours originating from food scraps such as onion skins, rice, wine & grape skins, bamboo charcoal, and Olive. We work with Japanese dye houses that are Blue Sign approved in achieving these dye colours.
a partnership for the planet
We’ve partnered with renowned Japanese manufacturers and distributors, Debs to co-create a first-of-its kind fabric. With their mastery of creating beautiful, functional fabrics and our commitment to sustainability, we’re forging a new path in earth-first innovation.