Organic Materials And Clothing
Many people these days are striving to wear more organic clothing. This is partly because they do not want chemicals on their skin, but also it has a lot to do with reducing the effect of manufacturing and farming on the ecosystem. Organic materials are more likely to have been raised without damaging chemicals having been added to the soil or the crop.
Braintree Thoughtful Clothing is a company that works hard to provide customers with organic clothing. Originally out of Australia, this company is now based in London. They strive to design clothing that is fashionable without being cheaply trendy. But, the emphasis is to produce clothing that is environmentally friendly. Since about 1995, Braintree has worked to use only organic materials in the making of their fabrics.
Braintree also recycles a lot of material, reducing the toll on the planet. They have found that most natural fibers require less processing. This reduces the use of chemicals in manufacturing, and creates less waste both in the materials and in the manufacturing process.
Hemp is one of the main materials they use in their clothing. Their manufacturing process produces clothing that is durable yet comfortable. Since they started, Braintree has expanded its resources to include organic cotton, rayon, wool, tencel, and bamboo. Yes you can wear bamboo!
Bamboo is a remarkable material that makes fabric that responds to your temperature fluctuations. Great for sports, hiking, and other activities, bamboo fabric will warm you up if you are cold, or cool you off if you are overheated.
What about rayon? Believe it or not, rayon is made from eucalyptus trees, which are some of the easiest grown trees on the planet. They use very little water, and are an easily sustainable crop. The fibres of these trees is spun out to make incredibly durable and soft clothing. Another plus with this fabric – it is wrinkle resistant.
Tencel is actually another fabric made from wood fibres. Sustainable wood farms provide the materials, and the fibres are broken down and transformed into soft, comfortable clothing. Tencel clothing is popular with people who work around fuel, because this is a static-free fabric.
You can even wear old soda bottles! Braintree clothing recycles plastic water and soda bottles to make soft, strong clothing. You can actually wear something that would otherwise have been wasted and you’ll be a trendsetter at the same time.
Braintree’s summer fashion line is dubbed “Indigo Summer.” This fresh, cheerful line of clothing features indigo prints with a natural flow. You can find tank tops, maxi dresses, tunics, slacks, jeans, and more in the Indigo Summer line, and they are all affordable and comfortable. Check out the Naida Kay line, or the Luna designs. They also have Zola and Azura designs that are beautiful.
For a more geometric look, try the Trixie Lee designs. If you are more comfortable with solids, check out the Vala line.
Organic, smart clothing can be beautiful and affordable.