Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Carhartt Work Dry T-Shirts

Moisture-wicking fabric has been around for at least the past ten years. This fabric is known to wick away moisture from the skin, thus keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Shirts made with this fabric are considered a Godsend for workers in hot Southern regions where temperatures regularly reach over 100 degrees in the summertime. Workers look for any way to stay cool and moisture-wicking fabric has given them that ability.

In the Carhartt Clothing line, there are a number of moisture wicking clothing items. Carhartt's Work-Dry® material is used in a number of different short- and long-sleeved t-shirts and more. These shirts can be worn for both work or play and have a reputation for keeping the wearer cool and more comfortable than he would be without a work dry fabric shirt.

Here are some of the benefits of Work-Dry® fabric t shirts:

Moisture Wicking Ability

Work-Dry® fabric is made of a 60/40 cotton polyester blend and is in a light 6oz fabric weight. This blend combined with the lightweight of the fabric allows moisture from the body to be wicked away to the outside of the shirt and then evaporated instead of soaking the shirt like you would see in traditional cotton. Because moisture is evaporated, the body stays cooler and dryer. Work-Dry® t shirts found in the Carhartt Clothing line perform this function extremely well and are exceptional for a hot weather worker or someone that's going to be outdoors in the heat for a period of time.

Anti Odor Properties

Carhartt Work-Dry® fabric has an anti-odor treatment. Sweat doesn't have the opportunity to dry into the shirt and begin to smell. Instead, it evaporates quickly and body odor is greatly reduced. This is a great benefit for anyone that works outside in the summer heat or likes to exercise outside during the summer.

Long Sleeved Work Dry T Shirts

In cooler weather, the Carhartt Work-Dry® line provides long sleeved tees with work dry fabric. These shirts work the same as their short sleeved counterparts, except that in cooler weather, the fabric actually keeps you more insulated and warmer instead of cooler. This is because Carhartt Work-Dry® long sleeved tee's wick away sweat and keep you shirt of being wet so you won't catch a chill. A dry shirt is a warm shirt, so work dry is useful in both environments.

Wear As An Undershirt

While you may not consider wearing a Work-Dry® t shirt from the Carhartt Clothing line as an undershirt, it may not be a bad idea. Carhartt has also taken that idea and created specific Work-Dry® Thermal Underwear in both tops and bottoms. Remember, with an outer shirt over your Carhartt Work-Dry® wear, moisture won't evaporate as well, but you will still feel better overall than if you wore just a plain cotton undershirt.

Whether you live in a hot or cool climate, the Work-Dry® t shirt is a must have for your wardrobe. Once you own one and have worn it to work in the heat, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it before. You'll feel so much cooler and comfortable as your co workers continue to say how hot and miserable it is.

Written By: Mike Girolami, President of WorkWear1, , Local Distributor of Carhartt Work Clothing, Redford MI

Problems with Plastic Bottles

Reusable bottles are a smart alternative to those extremely overpriced and environmentally un-friendly bottled waters everyone seems to have in their hands nowadays. If you are contributing to this bottled water mess, it's time to pick up a reusable bottle and set a trend. Not only will a reusable bottle help save you money, it will help save the environment. Up to 22 billion plastic bottles are ending up in landfills each year. If that's not enough to persuade you to help the environment, read a few facts below.

    Americans will buy an estimated 25 billion single-serving, plastic water bottles this year. Eight out of 10 (22 billion) will end up in a landfill.

    Bottled water is a rip off - consumers spend an estimated $7 billion on bottled water in US each year. Worldwide 2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year.

    1.5 million barrels of oil is used annually to produce plastic water bottles for America alone - enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year.

    The bottled water you purchase is often in #1 PET or PETE bottles (polyethylene terephthalate), which may leach DEHA, a known carcinogen, if used more than once.

    There is a growing problem, "in 1990, Americans bought 1.1 billion pounds of plastic in the form of bottles, according to the Container Recycling Institute. In 2002, they bought more than three times that - 4 billion pounds."

    Increasing evidence of adverse health effects tied to Bisphenol A or BPA a widely used chemical in the manufacturing of plastic polycarbonate bottles, including baby bottles, water bottles and food / beverage containers.

Like all plastic, these bottles will be with us forever since plastic does not biodegrade; rather, it breaks down into smaller and smaller toxic bits that contaminate our soil and waterways. Because of alarming stats like these, the movement to lessen our reliance on bottled water is beginning to build up steam. The manufacturing of reusable water bottles is being led by a variety of companies that offer the latest innovation in hydration technology. Brands like CamelBak, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen have flooded the market with these stylish, eco-friendly, reusable containers, all produced without the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA).

The next time you hydrate, do yourself and Mother Nature a favor, and pick up a reusable bottle. It’s the healthier, eco-friendlier way to quench your thirst.

Workwear1 is offering a free 750 ml CamelBak Better Bottle with your purchase of $25 or more, a $15 retail value.

Written By: Mike Girolami, President of WorkWear1, , Local Distributor of Carhartt Work Clothing, Redford MI