Why we’re crazy for organic cotton velour

Why we’re crazy for organic cotton velour

We are always looking for sustainable new innovations in our textile sourcing, and we think you are going to love our next generation, sleek new velour corduroy that’s made in the most responsible way possible. This luxurious and rich velour is a new innovation – free from polyester which is used in conventional velour – and produced ethically in Portugal from GOTS certified cotton for streetwise hoodies, track pants and oversized tops, perfect for cuddling up in the dark winter months.  Just ditch the trainers (for the moment at least) and swap them for a pair of old-school cosy boots, add a touch of lip gloss and a flick of eyeliner and think A list celebrity – Jennifer Lopez in the early 2000s, Nicky Minaj, maybe even a hint of Lindsay Lohan.


We’ve all got a little relaxed with our clothes over the past year… all that #WFH and no point getting all dressed up when there’s nowhere to go.  But at Ninety Percent we know that just because you’re spending more time at home doesn’t mean you have given up on style. Our special corded velour jumpsuits and jumbo sweats have that perfect edge of nineties athleisure wear that’s creeping back into our wardrobes. We are craving the comfy luxury of velour right now because it feels so soft against our skin, and we want to cocoon ourselves in easy to wear shapes that are more suited to living our best lives – at home. 

 

Even though we are going out less, it’s even more important than ever to look good as much as feel good about yourself. This is really important in these challenging times, and dressing in ways that make you feel comfortable in your own skin (as well as knowing the clothes you are wearing are made with the least impact on the earth) is the first step.




Here are five more ways to be a little softer on yourself:


Add some softness to your home

Take up a textile craft. We are loving textile artist Maria Sigma’s new book Weaving: The Art of Sustainable Textile Creation which will teach you everything you need to know about weaving your own table mats, cushions or other soft furnishings. 

Make time for exercise

Even a 20 minute walk will give you some fresh air, and clear your head. Listen to a podcast or an Audible book and you will learn something new as you walk.

Make soup

There is nothing more satisfying and healthy than whizzing up a soup from the leftovers in your vegetable box. Or if you prefer, a juice. Keep on eating at least five a day and you’ll feel good inside and out. 

Keep up the Vitamin D

It's important to take vitamin D supplements if you’re not getting enough sunlight. The recommended daily dose is 10 micrograms (400 IU) of vitamin D a day between October and early March to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

Make an everyday ritual
Rituals are a good way to make some space for yourself and a morning cup of tea is a good place to start. Whether you prefer a herbal tea, or green matcha, treat yourself to a speciality tea. Make it in a pot, and relax while it steeps. Choose a hand crafted cup to drink it from. There are so many independent pottery brands now who will be thankful for your support. Nemi Teas is a UK based social enterprise creating employment for refugees and producing some really delicious blends of tea.