The Sustainable CornFibe™ T-shirt


Our newest T-shirt CornFibe™, is made using Sorona® a biopolymer made of naturally fermented corn sugar, making use of an ingredient that is often discarded during dent corn processing. We blend the corn fibers with organic cotton which is responsibly sourced from the best cotton producers in Turkey.

The fabric is breathable, light and has a natural stretch without the use of spandex or lycra. It’s the perfect addition to a more conscious wardrobe choice and will go great alongside one of our SeaFibe™ or SoyFibe™ fabrics. Visit the recipe page to see how our latest T-shirt is made.

5 in stock
Product Details + Fit
  • Relaxed Fit - Designed to fit loose through the body with short sleeve and regular length body
  • Based on men's sizing, we suggest selecting one size down for women's size - see size guide for measurements
  • Each Terratela T-shirt comes with a unique material icon printed on the sleeve and QR code at the hem so you can see the sustainable journey of your purchase
Fabric + Care
  • 80% Sorona®, 20% Organic Cotton
  • Sorona® is an eco-efficient performance fiber made in part from annually renewable plant-based (corn) ingredients
  • The leftover sugars are fermented with microorganisms (the same way you make beer) to make the Sorona® pellets that are then turned into fibers and fabrics. The molecular structure of Sorona® is shaped like a zigzag to give this incredible fiber built in stretch - without harmful spandex or lycra
  • For best care, wash cold (at 30 degrees) and hang to dry
Sustainability Impact
  • 37% of the polymer is made using corn sugar
  • Sorona® is a revolutionary replacement for performance fibers and uses 30% less energy and releases 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than nylon
  • One of the first products that is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program for certified bio-based products
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
  • Bluesign® certified
  • The producer of Sorona® partnered with Truterra, an initiative that supports the adoption and success of sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices at scale in the United States
  • The producer of Sorona® focus on the below 4 of the UN Sustainability Goals - Decent Work and Economig Growth (#8), Responsible Consumption and Production (#12), Climate Action (#13), and Life on Land (#15)
  • Sorona® can be recycled and repurposed at the end of life
Functional Benefits
  • Sorona® is spandex-free, yet provides exceptional stretch and recovery even after repeated stretches and washes due to it's zig-zag molecular structure
  • Lightweight & breathable
  • Moisture wicking, quick drying & wrinkle free
  • Fade & Stain Resistant

Supply Chain Transparency
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