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?
There’s such a wide variety of products you can buy that are Fairtrade Certified – coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas – most of these are already available, but did you know that you can also buy Fairtrade Certified Silver? There is currently only one silver mine in Peru where miners are paid a fair price for the demanding and dangerous work they do every day, helping to support them and their families. Continue reading Choose Fairtrade Jewellery
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!
More from Thought Clothing
If you browse our fashion range you’ll hopefully notice a theme – it’s made from sustainable materials. But what is a sustainable material, and why does it matter what your clothes are made of? Our shopping habits have changed over the last decade, we are buying more clothes than ever, and it’s having an impact on our environment. Sustainable materials are those that have minimal environmental impact when they are grown, made and degrade, typically the clothes made from these materials last longer too.
Christmas is a magical season of sharing and celebration, but the task of finding the perfect gift for someone you love can be daunting and stressful, making Christmas shopping a chore rather than a pleasure.
No-one plans to grab a last minute gift, but often it ends up the only solution as the day approaches and we struggle to find a truly thoughtful gift that has meaning for the recipient. Continue reading Three tips for finding the perfect ‘Thoughtful Gift’ this Christmas
Our summer sale has begun with reductions of up to 50% across our fantastic product range. Don’t miss out on your chance to grab a Fair Trade, Organic or Eco-Friendly bargain today!
Olive Branch is an award winning British fine food company, who have their own olive grove where they make their award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil together with the local community co-operative. They have many more products in their ever growing range and what distinguishes them is that all of their products are hand made using only 100% natural ingredients.