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Why We Love Organic Cotton

  Braintree fabrics are so important, that's what makes their Thoughtful Clothing, thoughtful. Here, we take a look into what makes organic cotton the natural, kinder choice for everyone. There’s a LOT to this force-of-nature fabric, and while we’re simply scratching the surface here, you’ll get a good idea of why organic cotton makes so much more sense… Better soil and harvests Before it’s even planted, the seeds of non-organic cotton are usually treated with genetically modified pesticides and chemicals whereas organic cotton seeds, are not. This means that right from the beginning, the seeds can grow naturally. Compost and manure are used to help the plant grow as nature intended. This also helps enrich soil quality – a far...

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The Benefits of Soy Wax

The soy wax used by Waterlily h o m e is produced using 100% pure, natural soybean oil from soybeans. Soy Wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature. Soy waxes are manufactured from non-petroleum renewable resources and are produced with consideration and care for the environment. The 100% soy wax in the Waterlily h o m e  range is Biodegradable and...

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Beautiful Bamboo

  Clothing made from bamboo is incredibly soft. It has an irresistible touch and feels luxurious on the skin.-Bamboo is grown organically , which means it flourishes without the aid of herbicides orpesticides – great for you, even better for the environment.-Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it’s incredibly comfy for peoplewith allergies and the most sensitive of skins.-The fabric does not cling on to odours so you can usually wear a garment more thanonce.-Bamboo clothing is crease resistant. So less ironing for you and less energy wasted –every little bit helps.-The bamboo plant reaches its maximum height in less than 3 months, making it apopular choice for farmers as a ‘rotation crop’. It helps loosen soil and ready it...

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Fashion Revolution

  Fashion Revolution Week where the world remembers the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy where 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the garment factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It’s a time for people from all over the world to come together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories. From the team at Braintree UK creating the Thoughtful Clothing alone isn’t enough. They whole-heartedly value doing the right thing and want to feel good about everyone and everything they touch. A word below from the owner and director John at Braintree. 'We take every step we can to make sure that kindness and respect...

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Sustainable Fabrics - Free From Pesticides!

FORCE-OF-NATURE FABRICS Naturally grown bamboo, cotton, wool and hemp are not only free from harmful pesticides and chemicals, they are often softer, stronger and are always far kinder to the environment. (Amazing, right?) That’s why the team at Braintree  use these fabrics to craft Thoughtful Clothing and always source them responsibly. They proudly embrace the spirit of innovation, and as they expand their collections, they also look to expand the range of sustainable fabrics used. Two recent additions are tencel and modal – fabrics we love as much for their sustainability credentials, as we do for how amazing they are to wear. 

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