Skin-friendly sportswear

The main causes of skin irritation, such as acne or red spots after or during sport, do not exist at braganza Sportswear.

1. Summary

2. General information on sportswear

3. The solution of braganza's skin-friendly sports shirts

4. Professional washing tip

1. Skin irritation, red spots, acne or itching in connection with sport and the corresponding clothing are mainly caused by the applied chemistry of fiber extraction and equipments. Even wrong washing can be the reason for these problems. 

The braganza innovation is a 2-layer system. You wear 100% very much on your skin lightweight organic cotton of the highest quality. The equipment to prevent the cotton layer from shrinking is mechanical, not chemical, in nature. We also use a light shade to minimize dyes.

The highlight: You don't have to do without moisture regulation (performance), even though you are not wearing the slightest synthetic or chemical on your skin, and the shirt does not smell unpleasant during or after exercise.


2. For the most part, the chemistry and quality of the sportswear do it

synthetic man-made fiberssuch as polyester, polyamide, i.e. the poly-fibers are of a purely chemical nature (oil) from fiber production and are, among other things, additionally provided with highly chemical silver ions and similar finishes in order to avoid odor formation. With synthetics, the odor bacteria accumulate on the fiber surface and develop immediately. Unlike with pure natural materials such as cotton, linen, sheep's wool, etc., the odor bacteria migrate into the fiber interior and develop very slowly. 

regenerative man-made fibers, so-called regenerated cellulose fibers, such as viscose, lyocell, tencel, modal. Are you surprised by the classification of man-made fibers? They are offered as natural fibers for marketing purposes.

There are over 800 different chemical finishes for clothing. Also for Natural fibers Many highly chemical substances are used to prevent shrinkage, to conceal the poor quality of the raw material or to achieve special effects.  

the Quality of the fabrics plays an important role. In the case of cheap goods, you can assume that the raw material, including cotton, is treated with high chemicals, simply to save costs. Likewise, when it comes to price dumping, processing is no longer so meticulous. 

3. This is the solution from braganza skin-friendly sportswear

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The skin-friendly braganza sports shirt consists of two feather-light layers. Your skin just touches 100% ecological cotton (no additives), ÖkoTex certified. Accordingly, fewer pesticides and fewer chemicals are used in fiber production. The color of the skin-facing side is intentionally a light gray. Strong and dark colors are generally provided with more skin-irritating chemicals. It will no chemical equipments used. The cotton is mercerized to prevent it from shrinking. This is a mechanical type of equipment (very expensive and a good old practice). 

The highlight: The second layer made of microfibre, in conjunction with body heat, ensures the transport of sweat. The shirt dries quickly when worn and the sweat is less of a burden on the skin. 100% athletic performance. 

4. Tips for washing

Causer of Skin irritation, itching and reddening of the skin can also Detergent residues and surfactants be.

With a Wool detergent without softeners (unnecessary chemistry) you have the best cards. they are PH-level neutral, rather still in the slightly acidic range.

The aalkaline area irritates the skin, this is how heavy-duty detergents, but also mild detergents, are set. It takes at least here three rinsesto wash out the residues of surfactants.

If your skin is offended faster than you would like, then use a good wool detergent without softeners, fewer fragrances and be sure that it is rinsed out well. This is normally guaranteed with colored laundry cycles.

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