The Eco Collection

INTRODUCING – THE ECO-FRIENDLY T-SHIRT COLLECTION

We’ve kicked off 2019 with our eco-friendly t-shirt collection. With more and more businesses such as McDonald’s and Google1 making positive changes for the environment, maybe it’s something we all need to begin to think about when it comes to buying.

Naturally silky, anti-static bamboo. Recycled pre-consumer organic cotton. The two come together to form our men’s and women’s eco-friendly t-shirts.

Our men’s bamboo t-shirts deliver the unexpected. Its silky and soft touch goes against the norm, shunting the rough expectation some might have for the material.

Light and breathable – we take the weight off your shoulders as you take the first steps in your sporting adventure.

Made from 60% recycled pre-consumer cotton organically grown and 40% recycled post-consumer polyester, our women’s recycled t-shirts are pinning down preconceptions of organic clothing and pushing up your confidence in eco-friendly t-shirts.

Discovery starts from within – see our full eco collection:

 Men’s eco-friendly t-shirt collection | Women’s eco-friendly t-shirt collection


1: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/top-companies-that-are-going-green.php

battling mental health

5 SUGGESTIONS TO HELP BATTLE MENTAL HEALTH

Taboo aside, mental health is a f*cker. It can affect anyone, any age, and any gender, it has no bounds. Whilst there is help out there available, it’s just as important to make people aware that what they do, can make all the difference.

1. Make time for yourself

We live in a busy world, with busy lifestyles. But it’s important that everyone has some down time now and again. Shield this time and use it for your own selfish gain – without guilt! Whether you want to try drawing, yoga or even just put your feet up for a few hours, block out this time where there are no distractions, where you can settle down and chill. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you get done, having this ‘me time’ can significantly help with your mental health.

2. Keeping yourself active

Boosting self-esteem, concentration and sleep, exercise is a great way to make a start on the offence with mental health. Exercise comes in many forms, this doesn’t need to be the typical gym-going type, this could just be gardening, taking a walk or even just nipping into town.

 


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3. We are what we eat

 

Focusing on eating well and changing our diets could be just the ticket we need to start getting on track for better mental health. According to Stranges, S., Samaraweera, a well-balanced diet rich in vegies and nutrients could be responsible for feeling good. So, what types of food help with wellbeing:

  • Variation of fruit and vegetables
  • Wholegrain cereals or bread
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dairy
  • Oily fish
  • Plenty of water

(According to the Mental Health Foundation website – take a read through some of their publications).

 

4. Having a chat

 

This one may sound odd to some, but have you ever felt out of touch or even distant from friends or family? Take some time out to have a chat with them. Supportive friends and family around us can often help when dealing with mental health, talking to someone also can take that weight off.

 

5. Take a step back – take a break

 

Sometimes we all need to take a break, a step out and a change of pace can often help with mental health. If you’re feeling tired, give yourself some time to sleep, relax or even just breathe.


 

Step out comfort zone

STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE; IT’S ONE OF THE MOST EMPOWERING THINGS YOU’LL DO

Pushing yourself into the unknown is quite a scary thought. The decision to reach outside of our comfort zone enables us to gain new skills and pushes us to the next level. So, what’s stopping you from making that leap?

You should always be open to the possibility of trying something new. Things like saying f**k this and going to a movie alone (which we highly recommend by the way, there’s nothing more liberating than sitting back and stuffing your face with popcorn in front of the screen without shame), or, trying something at the restaurant other than the usual ‘steak and chips’.

There are times in life when you don’t get a choice when it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone. There will be times when you will need to for work or when getting a new job. For example, you could be told that you have to hold a meeting at work displaying your proposed project, even though you’re normally the one sat out back pulling it together and leave the talking to someone else. These types of opportunity, whilst daunting, can be a space for improvement and should be jumped on at every opportunity.

‘But why?’, you may be asking. Well, here are but a few reasons:

  1. Do you want to live with regrets or ‘what ifs’ floating in your mind?
  2. You never know what will come of it
  3. You’ll find a newfound confidence and motivation

 

THE CHALLENGES

Now, we’re not going to tell you it’s going to be smooth sailing. Because it won’t be.

Sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone can go wrong, or it can be a little wobbly or maybe you’re just not very good at it. But so what? You’ve decided to step out of your comfort zone for a reason, right? If we’re not rubbish at something, are we even human?

You may face challenges along the way, (carrying on with our example), you may end up stuttering or feeling like you’ve made a complete fool of yourself in front of your work colleagues. But all in all, everyone has had to start somewhere and I’m sure others have been in your position too – if they haven’t, we’re pretty sure that they’re lying.

The important part of stepping out of your comfort zone is the takeaway – How do you feel now that you’ve conquered it? What did you learn from it? How can you improve next time? What would you do differently? Line some goals out for what you want to achieve and when. This is your starting point for development.


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DO IT TOGETHER – YOU’RE NOT ALONE

If at first, the decision to do something new totally freaks you out, just know that everyone feels uneasy to start with when stepping out of their comfort zone. Speak with a family member, a friend, or even a work colleague. You don’t have to take this leap of faith alone, there is support for you. If it’s your first-time giving blood, for example, why not ask someone if they would do it too?

(If you’re actually interested in giving blood, please follow this link to the NHS website.)

 

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RUN, SKATE, EXPLORE IN THE MATTER CLOTHING™ MEN’S STREETWEAR COLLECTION

RUN, SKATE, EXPLORE IN THE MATTER CLOTHING™ MEN’S STREETWEAR COLLECTION

Our men’s streetwear hoodies and t-shirts aren’t just bold. They’re for adventure, travel, snowboarding, sky jumping – wherever the world takes you, we’ll be there. But what started it all?

 

WHO ARE WE?

Paintballers by day, pub-goers by night. We are George and Charlie Yapp, directors of Matter Clothing™. We’re all about extreme sports and trying new and exciting things that will make our hairs stand on end. Whilst we may just look like a couple of normal guys, we’re fun-loving extreme sports fanatics! Collectively, we’ve been involved in paintball for 30 years, with both of us playing professionally for 4 years.

George and Charlie Yapp Paintball

 

WHY WE WENT INTO CLOTHING

We wanted something to reflect our sense of adventure and free-spiritedness (if that’s a word!), and to share this with as many fun-loving people as possible.

We started Matter Clothing™ because we wanted to create a brand centred around activewear that’s both comfortable and soft – a brand that, when you buy something from them, you know will not only look great, but feel great, too. We have found we couldn’t shake the feeling we’d be having an even better time if what we were wearing was more comfortable. It might seem like such a small starting point, but it’s something that we realised really mattered to us.

 

WHY WE LOVE OUR MEN’S STREETWEAR

Our men’s streetwear reflects our athletic and fun nature – that’s why. We’ve come up with some pretty crazy designs, and we hope you love them too. Our men’s hoodies and t-shirts truly achieved what we set out to do, become comfortable whilst also showing our weirder and more athletic side.


COMING SOON…

Keep an eye out on our social media for our new men’s and women’s range… You can find us here:

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