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organic cotton is a very rewarding material and we just LOVE it! Its production uses about 90% less water, and the level of groundwater pollution is reduced by as much as 98%. All thanks to the fact that rainwater is used for its production. It also has high hygroscopic properties, is durable and, most importantly, does not cause allergies and is friendly to our skin. How not to fall in love here?
Out of love for fashion and the environment, it has been included in our offer recycled cotton! Why is it so special? During the production of recycled fabrics, energy consumption is reduced by up to 33-53%. What's more, water consumption and land pollution are also reduced (it can save up to 765 liters of water!!!), while still maintaining the properties of cotton.
BCI (ang. Better Cotton Initiative) is an initiative supporting the production of raw cotton. It was created to improve the conditions for growing this raw material, from the point of view of plantation workers, the environment and the region where its crops are located, as well as the future of the cotton industry.
Brushed knit it is characterized by a soft fluff from the bottom of the fabric (the so-called teddy bear), which is subjected to the scratching process. Thanks to this, the material is fleshy and extremely pleasant to the touch, but above all warm and soft. We use brushed sweatshirt in our winter collections to make our sweatshirts and sweatpants warm you up even more!
Looped knit has on the left side the Loops, i.e. thick threads of the weft forming the lining. Loops are a way of finishing the material, as well as scratching. Thanks to the finish of the sweatshirt in this way, the material fits perfectly on the body, is flexible and breathable. Cotton tracksuits with this finish provide perfect comfort, being body-friendly and breathable at the same time. This finish can be found in almost all sweatpants regardless of the season (they fit better) and in sweatshirts released in the spring / summer season.
Global Recycled Standard is a certificate that defines the requirements for recycled fibers. The certificate is awarded to products that contain at least 20% recycled materials. In order for the product to be certified, GRS requirements must be met at every stage of processing and obtaining the raw material - starting from the recycling stage, through processing, ending with trade.
Ceryfikat GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) confirms that the entire production supply chain - from plant seeds to the finished product - is based on respect for the environment and workers' rights, including decent employment conditions. Producers are obliged to implement proper water management, i.e. treatment plants and closed water circulation, and to minimize the amount of waste.
Choosing clothes from hemp (hemp) you are doing something good for yourself and for the planet! These plants use up to 50% less water compared to cotton. In addition, they are resistant to stretching - no more stuffed knees and buttocks! The material made of them perfectly maintains its shape and color for years. Moreover, it is antibacterial, hypoallergenic and breathable.
Only is distinguished by timeless elegance and never goes out of fashion! Our models, which were made of this material, are characterized by high resistance to abrasion and stretching. What distinguishes linen as a material is its high moisture absorption and cooling properties. It is also an ideal product for allergy sufferers because it is anti-allergic and has antibacterial properties.
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certificate testifies to the quality of textile and textile products that come into direct contact with human skin. These products are free from substances that adversely affect human health. Factors such as foreign odors or resistance to sweat and saliva are also assessed.
Peach effect, or the English peach effect, is the effect on the material created thanks to emery - a finishing process that consists in treating the material with the use of an abrasive emery roller or glass powder. Thanks to this, a cover is obtained on the surface of the fabric, characterized by exceptional softness. Touching it, you have the impression that you are touching the skin of a soft fruit, e.g. a peach.
District is a material called synthetic silk. It is a new generation raw material, which belongs to the group of artificial fibers, but it is obtained from the natural raw material of cellulose fibres. Unlike natural silk, rayon is definitely more durable and resistant to possible damage, while allowing the skin to breathe. However, one of the biggest advantages of rayon is that it fits very well on the figure.
Tencel, also called the fiber of the future, is a 100% natural material, obtained from wood cellulose. It is a very durable material - it does not stretch or shrink in water. First of all, it is biodegradable in itself (decomposes within 6 weeks)! Fibers optimally absorb moisture and regulate temperature, making them suitable for any season.