Bamboo Clothing FAQs

What makes bamboo clothing so special?

Bamboo is one of the world’s most sustainable resources. Our bamboo crop is organically farmed, and the clothes are ethically made. Bamboo Body clothing is luxuriously soft and comfortable, beautifully designed and made to the highest quality.

 

Is bamboo clothing more sustainable than cotton?

Bamboo clothing is a sustainable alternative to cotton. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and renewable resources in the world and requires no pesticides, fertilisers and very little water to grow. The main issue with cotton farming is the significant use of water and pesticides.

 

Is bamboo clothing ethically made?

We take the welfare of the people in our factories very seriously. We have a long-standing relationship with our garment workers and are committed to keeping high standards of safety. Our clothing factories don’t employ workers under 18 and their working conditions and payment are fair and above standards. Read more about our ethical production practices.

 

Does the production of bamboo clothing harm pandas?

Our bamboo crop is FSC-certified. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) provides the gold standard in environmental forest certification and promotes responsible management of the world's forests, ensuring the harvest of timber does not destroy habitats of protected species or take away precious resources from the people that depend on them.

 

Is bamboo clothing made in Australia?

Most bamboo clothing is made in China. While Bamboo Body is Australian owned and designed, bamboo is not grown and processed at scale within Australia making it difficult to produce here. The organically grown bamboo we use is farmed in Yunnan Province and produced ethically in China.

 

Is bamboo clothing cooler than cotton?

Studies show that bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. That is why bamboo socks are so popular – Many people claim they can wear them for days on end and they still feel soft and comfortable.

 

Is bamboo clothing good for hot weather?

Bamboo clothing is lightweight and breathable making it ideal for hot weather. Studies show bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. Look for styles that cover more skin and darker colours for extra sun protection, or shop our UPF 50+ collection.

 

How much bamboo is in bamboo clothing?

The two main blends of fabric we use are 93% bamboo 7% spandex and 70% bamboo, 25% organic cotton and 5% spandex. We also have a 100% woven bamboo collection and our bamboo knits are made from a blend of bamboo (95%), cashmere (3%) and wool (2%). Read our fabric guide for more insight into the characteristics of each blend. 

 

What does bamboo clothing feel like?

Our bamboo clothing is incredibly soft, light and comfortable to wear. Many Bamboo Body customers report that once they wear our bamboo clothes, they don't want to wear anything else! Made from bamboo viscose and organic cotton, our bamboo fabric has a beautiful drape and feels luxuriously soft and smooth against your skin.

 

Is bamboo clothing organic?

Bamboo Body clothing is made with organically grown bamboo. Our bamboo crop is grown without the use of pesticides, fertilisers or chemicals. No irrigation is required and there is no genetic modification. Our bamboo fibre is OEKO-Tex100 certified which means there is no trace of harmful chemicals in the end product.

 

Is bamboo clothing breathable?

Studies have shown that bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. Many customers who wear our bamboo socks have claimed that they can wear the socks for days on end and they still feel soft and comfortable.

 

Are chemicals used in the production of bamboo clothing?

Chemical solvents are used to produce bamboo fabric as they are needed to soften bamboo wood. These chemicals are broken down to salt and water by the end of the process. Our bamboo fibre is OEKO-Tex100 certified which means there is no trace of harmful chemicals in the end product.

 

Is bamboo clothing good for eczema and allergy sufferers?

Our bamboo fabric is extremely smooth and soft. It is also OEKO-Tex100 certified which means it is free from harmful chemicals and residues. People with skin sensitivities such as eczema and psoriasis report that our bamboo clothing does not irritate their skin like most other fabrics. Bamboo is also naturally hypoallergenic.

 

Is bamboo clothing skin friendly?

The bamboo fabric we use is kind to the skin:

  • It is extremely smooth and soft 
  • It is breathable
  • It is lightweight and can help regulate body temperature
  • Absorbs moisture keeping your body fresh and dry
  • Contains at least 90% fibres derived from bamboo

 

Is bamboo clothing warm?

Bamboo clothing is thermo-regulating which means it adjusts to your body temperature.

 

Are there specific care instructions for bamboo clothing?

There is no need to dry clean bamboo clothing, however we do recommend turning garments inside out and avoid washing with abrasive fabrics such as denim or Velcro. Machine wash with like colours and do not rub or bleach. Line dry in the shade or tumble dry on low. Cool iron if required.

 

Do you need to iron bamboo clothing?

You don't have to iron bamboo clothing if you store garments neatly. If items are scrunched up, they will need ironing as none of our fabrics have been treated for crease resistance. We recommend drying clothes in the shade and hanging them to dry to reduce creasing.

 

Does bamboo clothing wrinkle?

Bamboo clothing will wrinkle if not stored neatly. If items are scrunched up, they will need ironing as none of our fabrics have been treated for crease resistance. Any creases will soften with wear, hanging the garments up or giving them a cool iron.

 

Will bamboo clothing shrink?

If you follow normal care instructions bamboo clothing should not shrink.

 

Does bamboo clothing stretch?

Some bamboo fabric blends, particularly bamboo / spandex, are designed to stretch while still retaining its shape. This is why bamboo clothing is such a great option for maternity wear. 100% woven bamboo has less stretch and will hold its shape.

 

Does bamboo clothing offer UV protection?

Our bamboo clothing has a UPF rating of 50+ Excellent. This means our fabric is effective as protection against solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and reduces the amount of solar UVR by a factor of over 50. In addition, many styles feature higher necklines and longer sleeves for extra sun protection.

 

Is bamboo clothing suitable for travelling?

Bamboo clothing is well suited to travel:

  • Soft and comfortable fabric, perfect for long haul flights or drives.
  • Won't require ironing if packed neatly.
  • Can be worn for days and still feel fresh and comfortable.
  • Our versatile styles can be dressed up or down so you can pack less.

 

Is bamboo clothing suitable for maternity wear?

Our bamboo fabric is organic, breathable, and feels wonderfully smooth and soft against your skin. Blending bamboo with spandex gives our maternity clothing extra stretch, while retaining its shape. This means you can wear your garments throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. Shop our maternity collection.

 

Is bamboo clothing suitable for yoga class?

Bamboo clothing is ideal for yoga as bamboo is a natural fibre and the fabric is soft, comfortable and breathable. We recommend more fitted styles for inversions / downward-facing poses. You also need more fitted pants, or pants tapered at the knee or ankle so avoid tripping or riding up.