Making the right clothing choices is important. Not only does it affect how you look and feel, but the choices you make also have an impact on the environment. It is important to choose clothing that is sustainable and made to last especially if it’s for a specific season. You don’t want to be buying new clothes every single year!
Fast fashion items are often made with fabrics such as Polyester, Acrylic and Nylon. These items are made from synthetic materials and are typically designed to be cheaper, poor quality and often bought as single wear pieces that go out of style quick. This leads to non-biodegradable wasted garments and clothing ending up in landfills causing pollution to the environment.
At Patra, we pride ourselves on designing clothing that is made to last, in natural and more sustainable fabrics. Bamboo-Cotton has always been one of our favourites for its long list of benefits to not only the environment but our skin as well. Some of these include comfort, antibacterial properties and sustainability in the way it is grown and produced. Bamboo-Cotton is a great and reliable fabric that will be with you year after year, saving you money in the long run. We design flattering styles that stay in fashion making them great investments that will last for years to come.
What is Bamboo-Cotton and why is it so good?
Bamboo is a natural fabric that originates from bamboo grass, a self-sustained plant that requires significantly low amounts of water to grow. It is the fastest growing plant on earth and can grow up to one metre a day, never needing replanting. It produces more oxygen than other plants and doesn’t require any toxic fertilisers or pesticides in the process, making it 100% natural and sustainable and great for sensitive skin. Bamboo products can also be composted and will naturally biodegrade in a couple of years.
Cotton is one of the world’s oldest crops and the most popular used in fashion today. It is one of the best fabrics with a combination of comfort, versatility and wearability. It is grown in many countries and most commonly available in India, China and the United States. Cotton is also extremely durable, it is long-lasting and will not fall apart easily. It is so durable, it can be used in sportswear and sport shoes, such as cotton canvas for trainers. Furthermore, cotton is easy to wash and will never lose its durability, in fact, cotton becomes much stronger when wet as the hydrogen atoms in the water create extra bonds with those of the cotton cellulose.
Bamboo and cotton blend clothing are especially good for the summer and have some amazing benefits.
Bamboo-Cotton clothing is skin kind, hypoallergenic and allows your skin to breathe making it ideal for keeping you cool and fresh all day long during the warmer seasons. Unlike synthetic materials, bamboo and cotton fibres are highly absorbent. They will absorb sweat and evaporate it into the air, making it an ideal choice for work or outdoor activities.
We have always been committed to making quality natural fabrics that don’t compromise on style. Our current spring and summer collection features Bamboo-Cotton pieces that do just that! Our Bamboo-cotton pieces are typically around 60-70% Bamboo and 20-30% cotton. Combining the softness of bamboo and the durability of cotton.
Perfect additions to your everyday basics, these tops will accompany you everywhere you go this summer. With the ability to be dressed up or down, they are suitable for all occasions. Combining effortlessly chic dressing with the quality, comfort and breathability of the fabrics makes them an easy go-to all summer long.
Our stylish Bamboo-Cotton staples are styles that come back around year after year. You will never have to worry about them going out of fashion! These will keep you looking chic while still being cool and comfortable all day long! Flattering styles that every woman needs in her wardrobe that are as perfect for work as they are for those holidays away!