Tropikal is a startup based on the beautiful paradise island of Bali. Our mission is to provide high-quality, sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to men’s summer & holiday fashion.
Our products are expertly designed for hot summer & tropical weather – with more comfort, heat regulation and breathability than anything else on the market.
We put our own unique stamp on modern-casual, style-savvy and travel-friendly beach-to-bar dressing with original designs, subtle prints and premium natural materials.
Tropkal’s shirt collections uses 100% bamboo fabric (certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®), a supremely soft heat-regulating, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial material — perfect for cool tropical living and pack-light travel.
Naturally eco-friendly, wonderful to wear, resilient, superbly soft and healthy for even the most sensitive skin – it outruns all other materials, natural and synthetic. Bamboo fabric has so many exceptional benefits, learn more about it here.
With a signature Bali twist and modern aesthetic, our hand-printed bamboo shirts are sure to become your hot beach-bar-to-dance-floor holiday essentials.
Tropikal is fully committed to being environmentally friendly and support ethical fashion production.
All of our products are ethically hand-made in Bali from start to finish, bringing together Balinese artists, screen-printers, pattern-makers and tailors.
We are passionate about our environment and the people who live in it. That’s why we feel our customers deserve to know where their clothes come from, how they’re made and who is making them.
We are dedicated to producing high-quality products and focus on sustainable materials and practices so that we have a minimum footprint on our planet and a positive impact on its people.
Benefits of Bamboo
1. Exceptionally soft
Bamboo fabric is incredibly smooth and luxuriously comfortable, you won’t want to wear anything else ever again.
Bamboo fabric is filled with micro-gaps and micro-holes which makes is super breathable, so it never sticks to the skin in hot weather. It truly is the perfect option for travelling as it will keep you cool when the weather is warm (around 2-3 degrees cooler).
3. Moisture wicking
Bamboo wicks moisture away from the skin. It is 40% more absorbent than even the finest cotton. Its natural breathability quickly absorbs and evaporates sweat, therefore keeping you dry, odour free and extremely comfortable, whatever the temperature may be.
Bamboo has unique antibacterial, antifungal and anti-static properties, meaning that even after long hours of wearing the fabric, it will not become smelly. By naturally killing almost all bacteria, bamboo stays fresher and odor free for longer, therefore also more hygienic.
5. UV protective
Bamboo fabric is a great option for sun protection as it cuts out over 90% of the harmful UV rays from the sun, meaning you can safely be outside in comfort and style.
6. Easy care
Bamboo is extremely resilient and durable. Caring for your bamboo shirt is easy because you can machine wash them repeatedly - in cold to warm water with a gentle detergent - without losing the bamboo’s special qualities.
Bamboo is a naturally hypoallergenic product grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides, so it resists the spread of bacteria on the skin and does not irritate the skin like most other fabrics do.
Bamboo is by far the greenest option. It is one of the most sustainable resources as it naturally grows very quickly and requires no harmful pesticides, fertilizers and very little water to grow. Bamboo plants also release a significant amount of oxygen into the atmosphere – 30% more than regular trees. Also, in opposition to synthetics, bamboo is 100% biodegradable.