An aloe vera yoga top or banana pilates pants? Carrot, Banana & Peach AW 2012 active wear collection makes use of revolutionary eco-fabrics
Strong and stretchy banana fabric, made in only a few places in Southeast Asia, has high water retention properties and a rich lustre surface; it’s breathable, crease-resistant, durable and machine-washable.
Feather-light aloe vera improves the transport of moisture to the skin. The intrinsic qualities of aloe vera, such as amino acids, are released as the fabric is warmed by body heat. The fabric retains a natural surface sheen and has smell-absorbing, anti-bacterial, UV-resistant properties, as well as being machine-washable.
The Carrot, Banana & Peach AW 2012 collection makes use of these two revolutionary new fabrics alongside already hugely popular bamboo, modal, poplin and 7oz organic cotton fabrics.
The new collection features three ranges that cater to Carrot, Banana & Peach fans’ yoga-inspired lifestyle needs:
Yoga Classics comprises the basic styles needed to perform all types of yoga.
Yoga+ offers added usage beyond yoga and meets pilates, dance and other fitness needs.
Retreat is a range of comfortable loungewear – must-haves for a yoga retreat or spa break.
A new line of Hot Yoga styles maximises the heat resistance and water retention properties of banana fabric.
About Carrot, Banana & Peach
Carrot, Banana & Peach designs and produces sports, leisure and lifestyle clothing and accessories for men and women and has its roots in yogawear. Based out of Cheshire, UK, the brand services over 50 locations around the world through leading yoga studios, spas, resorts and retailers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Tokyo among others.
The company strives to make all its products from eco-friendly, sustainable and natural materials. It is a pioneer of the use of bamboo and modal in sportswear. Among its most popular fabrics is Bamboton, a unique and stretchable blend of bamboo and organic cotton. Other fabrics in its range include modal, poplin, 7oz organic cotton, as well as banana and aloe vera introduced with the AW 2012 collection. Its fabrics are not only beautiful but also practical, making full use of the inherent properties of the plant or fruit to enhance the performance of the wearer.
Each item bears a Peach emblem, a symbol of longevity representing the brand’s hopes for a sustainable future for the planet. All CBP yogawear bears an embroidered, henna-inspired tattoo in homage to India, the birthplace of yoga.
Carrot, Banana & Peach appeals to us to Wear it. Share it. Breathe it., reminding us that we embody our values through our lifestyle choices – including what we wear – and that those choices affect more than just how we look. Through its use of unusual fibres, the brand aims to inspire others to work with nature and minimise the adverse impact of human activity on the environment. Who’d have thought you could look good wearing a banana? And be doing your best for the planet, too!