The Materials.

For us the choice of fabrics is very important and has to be in line with ProtoXtype’s philosophy and image. For this reason we put a lot of effort into selecting high performing fabrics, which have as small an environmental impact as possible

Bamboo fabric

Bamboo is one of our preferred fabrics because it is a soft textile fiber that is naturally stretchable, breathable, anti-bacterial, and does not absorb odors—making it the ideal material for travelers who are always on the go. Our bamboo fibre clothes are especially suitable for warm climates as the fibre also protects the skin from UV rays.

In addition to these qualities, bamboo fibre is also eco-friendly and sustainable. The bamboo plant grows very quickly and requires around 1/3 of the quantity of water necessary for a cotton plant. Bamboo is less likely to host parasites, and therefore can be cultivated without the use of chemical substances and pesticides. A natural fabric with many great qualities, it is ideal for those who do not want to have to choose between fashion and sustainability.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene fabric is manufactured using waste products from oil production. Despite being a kind of plastic, it is very easy to recycle. All the propylene used in our clothing is free from harmful substances.

We chose this fiber for the production of some of our items because it is high-performing and much better than normal polyester. Polypropylene fiber is particularly used in the production of sports garments, since it does not absorb sweat. Because it has a lower thermal conductivity than most synthetic fibres, it is suitable for winter wear. Moreover, this fabric is water-repellent, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and does not absorb odors. All these characteristics make it the perfect fabric even for the most fervent of travelers.

Laminated silk

Rigorous testing for ideal materials led us to laminated silk, a very light and luxurious fabric. We have gone ahead and improved upon it by making it waterproof, windproof, and breathable. This is done through a special coating process that does not affect the base fabric.

Which turned out to be the most suitable after several tests. Then we made it waterproof and breathable with a coating process, which did not affect the base fabric. The result of this process was a luxury fabric, waterproof, which maintains the softness of the silk. This fabric is light, waterproof and windproof, while keeping its breathability.

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is a natural fiber, which is cultivated and prepared without using harmful chemical substances. The weeds, which are present in the plantations, are removed by hand, and parasites are removed through natural means.

Organic cotton plantations also require less water than that of normal cotton: according to the Textile Exchange 2017 report, one ton of organic cotton needs 182 liters of water, while the same amount of normal cotton requires 2.120 liters.

Like many natural fibers, organic cotton is very soft on the skin. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic, and therefore ideal for people who suffer from allergies. Easy to wash and comfortable to wear, organic cotton is a fabric suitable for every occasion.

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