Bio-repellent, permethrin-free, contrary to most anti-mosquito products found in the marketplace.
Pesticides like permethrin are designed to impact the immune, reproductive or nervous system of insects. Many concerns exist over toxicity levels of present day pesticides, namely for their cancer-inducing potential to humans and harm to the environment. We just want to keep them at bay.
Delivery system of nanoparticles proven much more efficient than microcapsules:
Repellency efficiency ±100% vs. ±70% DEET/Permethrin microcapsules (most common application)
Durability is convincingly different: 90 washes vs. 5 washes using microcapsules
EFFICIENCY: Tests confirm excellent results with repellency efficiency of 100% up to 20 washes, keeping above 90% over 50 washes, still retaining 35% of repellant after 90 washes.
CERTIFICATION: Tests certified by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Lisbon (IMTL) and by the Indian laboratories Siri Life Sciences. Accredited and classified as Excellent by the Foundation of Science and technology in Portugal.
TOXICITY: Classified by the Environmental Protection Agency with the lowest degree of toxicity (grade IV) in all categories, proven safe for children and pregnant women.
DERMATOLOGY test confirms total skin tolerance to the mosquito repellent carried by nanoparticles, which triggers NO irritating reactions, allergic or photo- induced.
PERMEABILITY: The size of the silica nanoparticles is bigger than 100nm, therefore above the permeability of the human skin (10nm) and other living things like fish.
Antifunghi, antimicrobial and anti-odor for textiles, consisting of nanoparticles of silica using a peroxide as active substance. This product has extensive durability, doesn’t cause bacterial resistance and is not toxic.
Protection against Gram-positive (like St. aureas including MRSA) and Gram-negative bacteria (like E-coli).
There are over 150 antimicrobial agents, among which the more common are:
> Antibiotics > bacteriologic resistance
> Quaternary Ammonia Composites (QAC) > hydrophobic; bacteriologic resistance
> Metallic salts (AgNO3) > soluble in water, no durability
> Silver nanoparticles > harmful to the environment due to its small size that cumulatively penetrates the skin of several living beings, namely fish
> Chitosan > short-lived effect
> Chlorine > highly toxic, considered a Pesticide by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
> Peroxides > Do not cause bacteriological resistance > Do not cause allergies > Are antimicrobial of large spectrum, efficient in the elimination of both Gram-positive and Gram- negative bacteria.
Greater efficiency than most anti-microbial products. Resistant to 90 washes with above-average performance due to its unique characteristic: it is auto-rechargeable. The peroxide in the active substance reacts with chemical present in all common detergents, guaranteeing that every time the textile piece is washed with any conventional detergent, its antimicrobial effect if fully restored.
EFFICIENCY & VALIDATION
Antimicrobial effect classified as Excellent with performance above 99% up to 20 washes, maintaining a high efficiency grade after 50 washes.
Certified by the Technological Center of Leather Industries in Portugal, as well as by the Indian laboratory Siri Life Sciences.
Microcapsules of shea butter attached to the fabric are released with friction and movement of the body, gradually hydrating the skin throughout the day. Skincare that you wear!
Shea Butter is an ivory-colored triglyceride extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). The English word “shea” comes from s’í, the tree’s name in the Bamana language of Mali. The French name karité comes from ghariti, its equivalent in the Wolof language of Senegal. In some parts of Western Africa, Shea Butter is referred to as Ori. In Ghana, it is used to protect the skin during the dry Harmattan season.
Shea Butter moisturizes, soothes and pampers the skin as you move along through the day. It is rapidly absorbed by the skin, acting as a ‘refatting’ agent with great waterbinding capacity, also reported to have anti-inflammatory and emollient properties.
Micro-encapsulation is a process in which tiny particles or droplets are surrounded by a coating to give small capsules of many useful properties. Most microcapsules have diameters between a few micrometers and a few millimeters. These are attached to the surface of the fabric and once the fibres extend and distend, the microcapsules break and release the cosmetic actives which act on the skin.
Balances the body’s temperature with that of the exterior, heating or cooling as necessary.
A proactive temperature regulation system that manages heat and moisture, continually regulating the skin’s microclimate. As the skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, and as it cools, that heat is released. Noticeably, this technology is proactive rather than reactive. Most products that claim to regulate temperature manage moisture instead — by the time they start working you’ve already experienced discomfort and perspiration. This technology proactively absorbs and manages heat before perspiration occurs.
As the technology is designed to be part of the fiber, it accompanies the lifecycle of the garment.
Fibre developed and certified by NASA with the Certified Space Technology™ seal of approval.
Hydrophobic technology committed to keeping you dry while allowing the skin to breathe.
Some of our pieces have the added feature of being put together through hot welding stitch-free technology, guaranteeing that water doesn’t pass through the joints.
High performance technology that swiftly moves sweat away to the exterior of the fabric, where it evaporates quickly, giving the wearer a comfortably dry feel of freshness.
Made from special polyester fibers that absorb ten times less moisture and dry four times faster than cotton, letting humidity pass through while it evaporates very fast. A treatment embedded in the yarn also virtually eliminates any odors.
These performances do not wash away as they are permanently built into the yarn.
Photochromic inks are reactive to Ultra-Violet (UV) light, surprisingly revealing intense color when exposed to direct sunlight, and reversible back to transparent when moved indoors.
Reversible Photochromics transform from clear to color by changing their chemical structure after absorbing UV light, usually from the sun or a UV light. The UV light causes the photochromics to absorb color (like a dye), and then change back to clear when the UV source is removed. They can cycle thousands of times.
Manifesto Moda’s photochromics change color when exposed to ultraviolet light usually from the sun or a black light. The inks are effectively colorless indoors and turn into vibrant colors outdoors. When brought back inside, the inks become clear again. The inks become intensely colored after only 15 seconds in direct sunshine and return to clear after about 5 minutes indoors.