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What is Supima Cotton?

Did you know that less than 1% of apparel worldwide is made with Supima Cotton? What exactly is Supima Cotton anyway? Is it really better than other types of cotton?  Types of Cotton  There are four types of cotton. These types are Gossypium Hirsutum, Gossypium Barbadense, Gossypium Arboreum, and Gossypium Herbaceum. Gossypium Hirsutum is native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and southern Florida. This type I would refer to as conventional cotton and is made up of 90% of the world's production of cotton. Gossypium Barbadense is known as extra-long-staple cotton (ELS) it is native to South America and is only 8% of the world's population. Gossypium Arboreum is a tree cotton. This type of cotton is native to India...

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Do you know whats in the dye of your apparel?

As mentioned in our last blog, polyester fabric attracts many chemicals. It takes a lot to dye plastic – imagine how much dye it would take to get it to stick to a plastic bottle! After lots of research on how we wanted to produce our clothes, we found out many fabrics, including organic cotton (!), have carcinogenic chemicals on them. Benxothiazoles is a widely used chemical that is found on polyester (a known fabric we stay away from!)  From a study we came across, benxothiazoles were found in: 79% of textile samples (raw as well as tailored) The highest concentration of Benxothiazoles was found in printed graphics of infant bodysuits Printed graphics on clothes and polyester socks have the...

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Polyester Free Favorites

You asked.. I'm answering! As you (may) know our thing is making everything without polyester.   When we went to redevelop our Men's Boxers in 2019 I dove deep into different fabrics and found studies upon studies on how disruptive Polyester is. From then on, once you know, you can't consciously produce products with it. Knowing most boxers out there have polyester in them - we knew we only had one option & that was to be different. I have put together some of my all-time favorite items that are free of polyester aka plastic.  LEISURE of NYC - Classic Crew You can't go wrong with our Classic Crew. Developed for  Men, but has coined the term 'unisex crew' at many...

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