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10 Benefits of Bamboo Clothing For You and The Planet

At Bamboo Body we adore bamboo, especially for all the benefits that come with it! Bamboo fabric is the core of our business and is the main fibre in all of our garments. But what exactly are the benefits of bamboo clothing? Bamboo has many benefits, not only for yourself, but for the environment! It is a great sustainable and ethical alternative to other fabrics. Below are 10 of our favourite benefits to bamboo clothing which are full of bamboo fabric facts so hopefully by the end of this blog you will have a better understanding of what bamboo fabric is and how it is made!

What is bamboo fabric and how is it produced?

Bamboo fabric is sourced from the bamboo plant. Did you know that bamboo is one of the most sustainable and renewable resources in the world? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth (it is the Guinness World Record holder!) and is one of the few plants that can keep up with deforestation. Bamboo only takes 5 years to mature compared to 30-40 years for trees.

Bamboo yarn is produced by pulverising the bamboo stalks and then regenerating the cellulose from the bamboo into a smooth yarn.

About Bamboo Body's Fabric

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! Our goal is for every person in Bamboo Body to feel comfortable and confident to be their very best selves. Because of all these factors, there are many benefits of bamboo clothing for your skin, your health and the environment!

10 Benefits of Bamboo Clothing

1. Bamboo clothing is breathable

Studies have shown that bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. Breathable fabric is so important to so many customers, and is the perfect fabric for the warmer days ahead. Bamboo fabric is even great for a light workout because of it's breathability. It is why so many people now opt for bamboo underwear and socks over cotton.

2. Bamboo clothing is lightweight

Bamboo clothing is incredibly lightweight, which is why it is perfect for the summer seasons. Not only that, but it is the perfect layering piece for winter without that feeling of bulkiness. Bamboo clothing is incredibly soft, light and comfortable to wear.

Once you try bamboo clothing, you won't want to wear anything else!

3. Bamboo clothing is luxuriously soft

Our bamboo fabric is extremely smooth and soft. Luxurious to the touch, it is amazing how affordable bamboo clothing can be (don't believe us, check out our range!) Here at Bamboo Body we prioritise comfort and this starts from the fabric we choose all the way to our designs, specifically crafted to fit and flatter.

Learn more about our fabric with our fabric guide here.


4. Bamboo clothing is moisture wicking - and great for hot weather!

Bamboo fabric has amazing moisture-wicking properties that help keep your body fresh and dry. It allows moisture to evaporate into the air quickly by pulling moisture away from the skin. For this reason, we highly recommend swapping out your synthetic, or even cotton underwear for bamboo for all its moisture wicking properties.

Check out our bamboo underwear guide here.

5. Bamboo clothing is great for those with skin sensitivities

Another benefit to bamboo clothing is that it is extremely smooth, soft and naturally hypoallergenic - perfect for those who suffer from allergies. Our bamboo fabric is OEKO-Tex100 certified which means that our bamboo underwear 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. 

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6. Our Bamboo Clothing has a UPF50+ rating, which is the equivalent of wearing SPF50+ Sunscreen.

Bamboo Body clothing has been tested by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and we are pleased to announce that our fabric has a UPF rating of 50+ excellent. Sun protective clothing acts as a barrier between you and the sun's rays, similar to sunscreen! 

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and is the rating given to clothing and textiles for its broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB (Ultraviolet B) rays are responsible for producing sunburn. The UVA (Ultraviolet A) rays penetrate more deeply into the skin and play a greater role in premature skin aging changes including wrinkle formation.

As we age, our skin becomes thinner which gives us a greater risk of getting skin cancer and serious skin conditions. This type of aging can be preventative with sun protective clothing!

Learn more about UPF sun protection clothing here.

7. Bamboo Body clothing is designed to grow with you

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.

8. Bamboo Clothing is Perfect for Travelling

Whether you are in need of a weekend capsule for your carry on or are preparing for a long haul flight, bamboo body clothing is perfect for travel! Here are a few reasons why we love bamboo clothing for travel:

- Our soft and comfortable fabric is perfect for long haul flights or drives.

- Our garments won't require ironing if packed neatly.

- Bamboo clothing can be worn for days and still feel fresh and comfortable.

- Our versatile styles can be dressed up or down and can be easily mixed and matched so you won’t feel the need to overpack.


9. Bamboo Clothing is A Sustainable Alternative

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and renewable resources in the world and requires no pesticides, fertilisers and very little water to grow! As bamboo is a natural fibre, this means that our pieces are biodegradable. From the raw materials we use to how we deliver to your door; we take every opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment.

Not only is bamboo body clothing sustainable in it’s fabric, but also through our designs. Our collection is not trend driven. It is simple and classic. We design everyday essentials in staple wardrobe colours. We introduce a limited run of new colours and styles each season to help keep things fresh, however our new releases are strongly driven by customer feedback and requests. Our styles are versatile, trans-seasonal and can be mixed and matched easily to create different outfits. With simple, well fitting styles we encourage our customers to create a capsule wardrobe to minimise clothing consumption.

Learn more about our sustainable practices here.

10. Our bamboo clothing is 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.

Bamboo Body is also certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, which provides evidence that our Australian Made garments are traceable and transparent throughout the production process.

Learn more about Ethical Clothing Australia here.

Bamboo body is an Australian owned and designed business located on Dharawal Land.

Shop our Bamboo Body range here.

Liv Long Sleeve Slouch Top - Storm
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Essential Bamboo Pants - Dark Navy
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Bamboo Turtle Neck - Storm
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Peggy Bamboo Trouser - Dark Navy
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Peggy Bamboo Trouser - Storm
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Long Sleeve V Neck - Dark Navy
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Slouch Pants - Dark Navy
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Ada Bamboo Boat Neck Top - Storm
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Cocoon Cardigan - Storm
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Paige Top - Dark Navy
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