Design: Jaana Largillet
STATEMENT FROM THE JURY
Statement from the jury: Treating organic cotton with a non-toxic, long lasting insect repellent, the Finnish brand Reima created a super comfortable, sustainable fabric for children apparel that gives great protection against mosquitos or other bothersome or harmful insects. »This is a great way to make cotton suitable for environments with lots of insects«, one jury member explains. The fabric is used in the Vahti, a stylish hooded sweater children will love to wear.
A hoodie that safely repels insects made of certified organic cotton. Both the material and the finish are non-toxic and biodegradable.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
Safe, non-toxic insect repellent finish.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
Kids’ summer outdoors.
The non-toxic, biodegradable insect repellent finish is lasting 100+ washes. The efficiency is still at 75% after 100 washes. Improved snaps by YKK, no electroplating. This causes savings of electricity and water, plus there will be no emissions of heavy metals. The 100% polyester garment can easily be recycled in a regular textile recycling facility.
The active agent in Reima Anti-Bite wear is SiRepel, containing the well-known repellent IR3535® that is declared safe by both WHO and EPA. The finish has Oeko-Tex approval and is produced by the Portuguese company SmartInovation.
All Reima products are made according to the strictest safety and chemical standards set on children’s wear. The restricted substances list goes beyond the requirements of REACH.
Soft and comfortable organic cotton (Anti-Bite Organic single jersey 180 g/m, 100% Organic CO)
Product weight: 210 g
Available in stores: February 2021
Recommended retail price: 59,95€