Amanda tests out the FINDRA Stroma waterproof jacket, made with…coffee?
Tweed Valley based clothing designer FINDRA has only been on the market since 2014, but has already established a great reputation for its womenswear range. With a strong belief in the importance of layering clothing for comfort, 2019 sees the first jacket in the range.
FINDRA identified that grabbing one heavy duty layer on a cold day will ultimately result in a clammy, lethargic ride. The sweat has nowhere to escape to and you have nowhere to go in regulating your temperature. Wearing lighter layers allows for air flow, sweat wicking and the option to add and remove layers to keep you at a comfortable temperature at all times. With this in mind, a light waterproof outer layer will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
The FINDRA Stroma jacket is made from an eco-friendly yarn that consists of coffee grounds and recycled plastic bottles. That sounds too good to be true, right? Well the short version of the yarn making begins with drying and mixing repurposed coffee grounds with recycled plastic bottles to make pellets. These pellets get melted down to create fibres, and the fibres become the yarn. The yarn is called S.Cafe®.
This S.Cafe® yarn is used on the inner backing of the jacket, the part next to your skin (or your layers) as it’s said to be fast drying, odour controlling and good at wicking moisture. A sustainable, functional material. Brilliant! The outer of the jacket has a 10,000mm waterproof rating whilst remaining breathable, and offers a four way stretch for comfort.
Wearing the FINDRA Stroma Jacket
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|Product:||Stroma Technical Jacket|
|Tested:||by Amanda for 3 months|