“Build the best product, do no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” This is Patagonia’s mission statement, and explains pretty well what they are all about. Continue reading Find out more about Patagonia clothing
What do you think when things are labelled as ‘certified organic’ – do you know what it means? What has to be done in order for something to become ‘certified organic’? The main places we’re likely to see it today is food, beauty and wellbeing products, along with fashion items. Continue reading Organic, What Does It Mean?
“The numbers are staggering: there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometre litter the deep sea.” – Laura Parker in National Geographic. Have you noticed that sometimes in your exfoliators, shower gels, facewashes, toothpastes, etc, contain little balls? These plastic balls are called microbeads, and they’re becoming a bit of a problem. Continue reading Do You Know The Dangers Of Microbeads?
From the 18th to the 24th of April it’s Fashion Revolution Week and on the 24th it’s Fashion Revolution Day. Do you know what Fashion Revolution is? If not, let us tell you! Their aim is to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, to make fashion a lot fairer and make sure the industry values people and the environment for a more sustainable future. Continue reading Fashion Revolution
Finding that perfect piece of jewellery that you can’t stop wearing makes you both look and feel great, but knowing the jewellery has come from a good place, made with love and care is even better! Mosami make sure all of their jewellery is ethically sourced. They work alongside exceptional jewellery designers from the UK to create fashionable and timeless pieces of jewellery. Continue reading Mosami Jewellery
We’re fond of bamboo clothing here at Natural Collection, but the question is, why exactly is bamboo clothing a better option? Firstly, let’s have a look at two of our brands to figure out why they use bamboo:
Doris & Dude socks are made from 75% bamboo, 20% organic cotton and 5% spandex. Why put bamboo in socks in particular? It’s because bamboo is wonderfully soft, and has certain properties that benefit your feet: anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to defend feet against sweat and fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
Braintree have bamboo in some underwear, tops and slacks. Many are also made of a viscose derived from bamboo. Bamboo is breathable (a good trait for socks and underwear), and can help your temperature – it helps warm you up if you’re chilly and cool you down if you’re a bit too hot.
Bamboo is a very sustainable, low impact material. By ‘low impact’ we mean the processes used to make it don’t impact the environment greatly, especially in comparison to other widely used materials.
So, is bamboo better?
To sum it up, I personally think yes! Bamboo has some great properties that add some pretty good benefits to clothing. In addition to that it’s sustainable and doesn’t cause as much harm to the environment.
Here at Natural Collection many brands (not just clothing) use bamboo in their products. It’s worth taking a look at our sustainability tag too, so you can find out which materials that have been made into products are sustainable and have not greaty impacted the environment.
Do you own any bamboo clothing? What do you think of it? Let us know!
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