Eco-Modal Knit - Rust

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Price is per HALF metre. 

A beautiful silky, fine knit fabric with good stretch and a heavy drape.

94% Micromodal/6% Elastine. 170cm wide. 230gsm. 


Available in a range of 10 colours exclusive to Ray Stitch. Swatch pack available.

Wash on 30˚- 40˚ cycle with mild detergent. Line dry if possible.




Modal is celebrated for its silky softness. It is produced from natural fibres which means it is breathable, absorbs water, is shrink resistant and holds dye well. Moisture absorbing fabrics, like modal, are a good choice for eczema-prone skin.

Micromodal is a finer knit than standard modal which makes the end product even more luxurious. The fabric is incredibly easy to wash and care for - it’s long, strong fibres mean that it is far less prone to shrinking, wrinkling and pilling. It can be used in an array of textile products - lingerie, baby wear, t-shirts, soft dresses, light cardigans…..


Modal fibers are produced from dissolving wood pulp in a responsibly managed, multi-stage chemical process. Micromodal is a specific type of modal that is produced in almost exactly the same way. The key difference between the two fabrics is that Micromodal fibers are made to be incredibly thin, meaning that they can be more tightly woven into a fabric.


Modal fabrics are made from natural materials and are completely biodegradable so they are seen as a sustainable textile, but that is not always the case. If the wood fibres are not sourced responsibly or the chemical systems used in the process are not to a high standard, the manufacture of modal and micromodal textiles can be excessively harmful to the environment. Always be aware of the origins of your fabric - the modal supply chain can contribute to deforestation by using wood grown in areas of rainforest that have been cleared to make way for mono-crop timber plantations, often using ancient woodstock. 

Our micromodal fabric derives from replenishable beech wood grown in Austria, it is produced by one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturer of wood based fibres in the world. A leading investor in technology over many years, they can now claim their modal to be one of the most sustainable fibres in the textile industry. They employ a COneutral system which involves an advanced closed-loop process (where up to 95% of the chemicals used during the production are recycled) to produce cellulose wood pulp which is spun into high-quality fibres.

As an alternative to cotton, wood based fibres are seen to have a significantly lower impact on the environment as they do not require intensive watering or the use of pesticides.