Introducing Modal, Our New Sustainable Fabric

Meet the silky-soft, easy-care fibre that’s made from wood pulp.


Here at Seasalt, we’re passionate about creating beautiful, high quality clothes that are not only flattering and elegant, but also practical and easy to care for.

We’re constantly researching and exploring new innovations in textiles to bring you interesting fabrics across our range.

This season, we’re introducing modal, a fabric that has all the qualities of silk while being oh-so-easy to wash and wear.

Soft as silk, cool as cotton

Modal is renowned for its softness. It’s a versatile fibre with a smooth, silky feel and a lustrous finish. It’s breathable and feels cool to the touch, so it’s ideal for warm weather clothing, but works equally well all year round.

It’s also more absorbent than pure cotton. Thanks to its high wet strength, garments are less likely to shrink or get pulled out of shape so they look great wash after wash. The fibres also take and hold dye well, giving garments a deep, rich colour.

Modal drapes beautifully and is crease-resistant, making it perfect for everything from dresses to trousers and shirts.

Lower impact production

Our design and fabric technology teams work together each season to make our collections ever more sustainable. All of the modal in our range is among the most eco-friendly and sustainable fabric on the market.

The wood fibres used to produce it are sourced from sustainable forestry and processed in a closed loop system, which catches or re-uses chemicals and bleaches to prevent water pollution.

Elegant styles for summer

We’ve created two new styles for our latest collection in 100% modal, both featuring our Gardinia Rye print. This beautiful floral was created by Sophie Chadwick using paper collage. Its Arts & Crafts feel and colour combination were both inspired by Ethel Mairet’s weavings.

Making with modal

We’re so excited to introduce a new woven modal to our cut fabric range.  We’ve asked our product teams for a few tips to help you with your making:

  • Always use new needles, to avoid snagging your fabric and creating holes
  • Zig-zagging or overlocking can help with seam strength and keep everything nice and neat
  • Keeping hems to a single fold will help to keep the beautiful drape and flow of the fabric.
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