In an attempt to drive down prices, many fashion labels have gradually reduced their quality over the years. As a result, the garments only look good for a few washes. Many such clothes are then quickly consigned to the trash. This wasteful cycle is costly both for your wallet and the environment. Bensly is a brand that’s taking the long view, with a stylish collection of luxury apparel. Each garment is designed to provide long-lasting comfort, from odorless briefs to breathable T-shirts.

– Menswear collection designed for comfort and eco-friendliness

– Sustainably sourced performance materials crafted into garments in California

– Crisp designs for everyday wear, from joggers to hoodies

Luxury Apparel

Our throwaway culture isn’t just confined to fashion. Rarely do we buy anything nowadays with the expectation that it will last a lifetime. Yet only a few decades ago, consumers would have settled for nothing less. In the face of mounting environmental problems, perhaps it is time to revert to the old ways.

Bensly overcomes our wasteful ways with modern materials and good old-fashioned build quality. These garments are super ethical, being made from sustainably-sourced fabrics in Californian factories. The collection also provides remarkable comfort in a stylish package.

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Ethically Stylish

Rather than selecting different materials for each item, many brands take a one-size-fits-all approach to design. Bensly couldn’t be more different. While a certain style is maintained throughout the range, each item has been designed from scratch.

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For instance, the boxer briefs are made with 95% cooling Tencel material. This unique fabric has a high moisture buffering capacity and a smooth fiber surface. As a result, any moisture evaporates swiftly, leaving your personal area feeling fresh.

In addition, the briefs have odor-fighting botanic fibers and tapered legs that don’t ride up. They stretch to meet the contours of any male thigh, with strong seams that can take everyday wear. You can choose from three sizes, ranging from the full eight-inch seam to the tiny square cut.

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To keep you fresh throughout each day, Bensly’s Fitted Tee is also made with plenty of Tencel. However, the luxurious 245gsm fabric includes a little more Spandex for better stretch resistance. Double stitched seams add to the durability, while the ProTailor sewing technique offers better back shaping.

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More Eco

The eco-friendly Pima cotton used in Bensly’s Hooded Sweater grows in desert conditions. Consequently, it uses far less water than other fabrics, thus preventing drought. The hoodie has stretch ribs and tapered sleeves, with a silky smooth interior. Meanwhile, the covered pockets are ideal for plus-size smartphones.

You get a similar feel with the Jogger Sweatpants, which once again utilize eco-friendly cotton in French Terry knit. The subtle ankle rest and tailored shape make these joggers sharper than most. Once again, you benefit from covered pockets and moisture absorbing material, along with a soft waistband.

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Finally, you can slip into The Shorts in summer. Like the joggers, these short pants have tapered legs and double stitching. The breathable fabric helps to keep you cool, and that Pima cotton makes another appearance to add softness.

With each of these garments, you have a range of sophisticated colors to choose from.

“From farming practices to fiber production, shipping, and dyeing of fabrics — in the apparel industry, opportunities abound to make a strong and lasting impact on the world we share…Many choose profit over all else, which is difficult for us to understand.”

“Our Tencel fiber is grown sustainably on Austrian Eucalyptus forest plantations that use land unsuitable for growing food crops. Our Pima cotton is grown in America on farms adhering to the highest standards of environmental protection.” — Bensly on Kickstarter

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What We ❤️

Apparel that keeps the planet healthy and stays looking great.

Future Designs

It would be nice to see a larger range of garments, designed with the same principles in mind.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until August 31st

– Pledge: $22 USD

– Delivery: October 2017

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.