Ethical Clothing – Look, Feel and Do Good
Date Posted:29 October 2019
Bamboo Body clothing is not only luxuriously soft and beautifully designed, our label has been built on environmentally friendly and socially responsible production practices.
When the company was founded in 2005 there weren’t many mainstream sustainable and ethical clothing brands in existence. Few people were aware of the huge negative impact the textile industry was having on the environment, or of the social toll of unethical clothing production.
In the early years most people were buying Bamboo Body because they loved wearing our garments. The fact that we were using sustainable fabrics and that we supported ethical fashion production was an interesting side point.
Over the past 15 years we have seen a big evolution in the awareness of the impact of the textile industry and sustainable clothing. Now sustainable clothing is becoming more mainstream and consumers are expecting garments to be made ethically and with sustainable materials. So, in a way it has come full circle - people are buying Bamboo Body clothing because they enjoy wearing our clothes and the fact that we use sustainable fabrics and ethical production is something shoppers have come to expect.
Ethical clothing production
At Bamboo Body we take the welfare of the men and women in our production line very seriously. We have a long-standing relationship of close to 15 years with our garment workers. They understand our ethos and with routine audits of the factory we are committed to keeping high standards of safety and creating a beneficial work environment.
Our clothing factories do not employ workers under the age of 18 (in fact our youngest worker is currently 30 years old) and their working conditions and payment is fair and above standards.
Ethical bamboo sourcing
Our bamboo crop comes with the tick of approval from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC provides the gold standard in environmental forest certification and promotes the responsible management of the world's forests, ensuring that the harvest of timber does not destroy the habitats of protected species or take away precious resources from the people and economies that depend on them.
There are real people that create our clothes. These people have families, careers and livelihoods. The growth of bamboo gives rural communities an income and these workers are not exposed to chemicals when working on our plantation.
Ethical and sustainable
The pressure of more, faster and cheaper is what has had the greatest impact environmentally and socially. At Bamboo Body we are passionate about the environment. Not only is our bamboo fabric a sustainable alternative to cotton and synthetic material textiles, our clothing is designed to be versatile and is classically stylish. We consider the entire lifecycle of a product and our focus is to provide beautiful clothing that will be worn time and time again.
Over the past 15 years our philosophy - look good, feel good, do good - has never changed. We remain committed to being a company that doesn’t just avoid causing harm, but actually benefits the world we live in.