Celebrate Earth Day by hugging your bamboo pajamas


What does Earth Day have to do with pajamas? A lot, actually.

We like to think of the fabric we discovered for our moisture-wicking pajamas as a win-win. A win for those us going through perimenopause and menopause, and a win for the environment. You see, we spent countless hours researching touching, testing and comparing fabrics for CoolRevolution sleepwear.

We need a fabric that could be all things for those of us going through the change: it needed to feel cool, dry quickly, wick away moisture and not stink after a night of sweating. We also needed it to be soft, comfy and look good. We also wanted our fabric to be sustainable and have the least impact on the environment as possible.

After extensive research (See more about that here),  we decided to partner with KenDor Textiles for its blend of bamboo fabric. We’re thankful for The Sourcing District in Chicago, for helping us.

When we started CoolRevolution, we didn’t know a lot about fabric, but we did have enough life experience to know a good company when we found it. For starters, we needed a company that would answer our questions and return our calls (true story, not all fabric companies bother to even call us back).

Not only did KenDor return our calls, we were most impressed by their commitment to the world we live in.

In fact, KenDor’s supply partners are producing sustainable fabrics as ethically and with consideration for the environment as possible. KenDor ensures that the staff at the mills are being treated with respect and being paid a fair, living wage. KenDor’s owner, Paul King, regularly visits the mills to witness all of this firsthand. 

Because you’re wearing pajamas as you sleep for hopefully eight hours or more a day. It was important to us that the fabric be safe and made in a way that’s as eco-friendly as possible.

Here’s what else we like.

  • Our bamboo/cotton fabric is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. If that seems like gibberish, it did to us, too. In a nutshell, this is a testing and certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production. it tests for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals and more.  In other words, you have to meet a lot of requirements to get this certification.
  • Bamboo for the fabric is organically grown.
  • The process used during the knitting of our fabric is less wasteful. For example, grey water is filtered and reused in local agriculture.
  • Dyed using low-impact fiber-reactive dyestuffs

As we continue to investigate fabrics - and colors - we’ll always ask questions about sustainability and whether the fabric and processes are eco-friendly. We care about the environment. We care about keeping you healthy and cool.

 


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