When it comes to choosing clothes for our kids, we tend to look for the softest fabrics for their delicate skin (and, of course, the cutest colors! 😊). It is well-known that our kids' skin requires special care and attention; proper clothing with high-quality material can easily provide that. It's also safe to say that we, parents, care about practicality and sustainability as much as picking good-looking pieces. Alright, maybe we care about practicality more 🙂 --at the end of the day, we want our kids to be comfortable, enjoy their playtime to the max with clothing that takes a beating, and without the necessity to buy endless amounts of clothes. In Semimu, we believe clothing with a high percentage of cotton is ideal for our little ones -- Let's see why:
1- Breathable: Cool in Summer, dry in Winter!
Cotton’s absorbent properties let it wick moisture away from our kids' bodies, allowing air to circulate through the weave of the fabric --This creates an all-natural system allowing heat to escape from their bodies instantly.
So this breathable nature of the cotton fabric creates a comfortable feeling in hot and humid weather for our kids, even when they are most rambunctious 😆!
Thanks to the fact that its fibers allow air to circulate easily between its fabrics, No fungus is formed on the garments -- It's a perfect choice for kids, especially as they are always on the go.
2- Hypoallergenic: Say goodbye to irritated skin.
Luckily, cotton is bleach-free, pigment-free, dust resistant and no chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Therefore, it's less likely to cause a reaction in kids. This way, we are reassured that our kids are only focusing on having fun!
3- Durability: Easy to wash and stains are easier to clean.
Cotton doesn't mind getting down and dirty --reminds you of a little someone? 😊
Unlike other materials, cotton resists several washes. It allows washing at a maximum temperature of 30ºC without it deforming due to its high tensile strength. That being so, it's strong, durable, and less likely to rip or tear.
4- Sustainability: Wear more, wash less.
In view of its breathable property, no need to worry about the displeasing smell of spilt milk on our kids’ clothes! Cotton hardly traps oils and odors, so it's washed less frequently. Unlike other fabrics, dirt comes off easily, and it's effortless to clean and dry it.
5- Lightweight and comfortable: it even gets softer!
Cotton is a naturally soft material; it even gets softer with use! Cotton clothes are smooth and delicate- they don't rub harshly against our kids' sensitive skin (even adults, love its softness too!). This explains why our children insist on wearing their favorite toddler playsuit everyday 🙂
Our favorite quote when it comes to clothing is what our founder in Semimu says “It's always been about simplicity, practicality, and quality; timeless classics that stand the test of time. I believe that you define the clothes you wear and not the reverse. That's why the pieces I'm drawn to are pieces that will still be relevant in years to come'' -- With Semimu, our kids are comfortable and safe to engage in any activity they dream of :)