This week I got an email from a new lady to Our Island Family, Barbara wrote this …. "I have been searching for cotton clothing for years. Your business is a dream come true for me. Please keep true to what you have started and keep it all cotton. As an Island girl myself I spend many months each year truly living the island life going from warm weather beaches in Hawaii , Australia, California, Turks Caicos, Caribbean and beyond".
Barbara sounds like our kinda girl, of course I had to make BOLD the sentence that brightened up my day. In tropical paradise, where the sun's warm embrace is both soothing and invigorating, the choice of clothing becomes more than just a matter of style; it's about staying cool and comfortable in the heat. Enter the miraculous fabric that has stood the test of time: COTTON.
The Breathable Luxury of Cotton
Cotton clothing really is the epitome of comfort, especially when navigating through the scorching temperatures that our summers have become. Here's why cotton should be your top choice:
Breathability: Cotton's natural fibers allow air to circulate freely, preventing heat from getting trapped between your skin and the fabric. This breathability keeps you feeling fresh and sweat-free, even in the most sweltering conditions.
Moisture Absorption: Another remarkable feature of cotton is its ability to absorb moisture, effectively wicking away sweat from your skin. This moisture-wicking property helps you stay dry and comfortable throughout the day.
Hypoallergenic: Cotton is gentle on the skin and is less likely to cause allergies or irritation. This is especially beneficial in tropical climates where humidity can exacerbate skin sensitivities and heat rashes are a curse.
Softness: The natural softness of cotton against your skin is a sensation like no other. It doesn't chafe or rub uncomfortably, making it an ideal choice for extended wear in hot weather.
Versatility: Cotton clothing comes in various styles, from casual to elegant, ensuring that you can look and feel great no matter the occasion.
How to shop the Coolest Cotton Clothing
First step is to work out what size you need to order. Click here
to check out our SIZE GUIDE. Follow the instructions in my video about how to measure yourself (no cheating) and how to turn those measurements into a size choice.
On our website there is a SHOP button at the top of the screen, when you HOVER over that button you will see a dropdown menu where you can shop by size.
Click onto your size in the drop down menu, so that you can find all the items that are currently available in your size. Alternatively you a shop by Dress, Tunic, Sarong or so on. Here is Terri enjoying the intense heat this summer in her SeaGarden Dress.
Cotton is also a great choice for our planet, as it is the most environmentally friendly fabric due to its renewable and biodegradable nature. Grown without synthetic pesticides, it reduces chemical exposure during production but also when wearing. There are no chemicals used in its creation. Synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic, use the most chemicals during production. These fabrics are derived from petrochemicals and involve various chemical processes, including polymerization, dyeing, and finishing, contributing to environmental pollution and potential health concerns to the wearer.
So when the tropical sun casts its golden glow and the balmy breeze whispers through the palm trees, your clothing should be a source of comfort and joy. Cotton, with its unmatched breathability, moisture-wicking abilities, and gentle touch, stands as a symbol of comfort in the heat. We thoughtfully design our collections with an eye on details, and a journey to discovering the coolest cotton clothing items to wear. Embrace the magic of cotton and let your island girl style bloom in the embrace of the Caribbean sun.