10 Reasons to Love Bamboo Clothing
Date Posted:5 November 2019
Bamboo clothing is becoming increasingly popular, not only because of its luxuriously soft feel and easy care, but also because of its sustainable and eco-friendly credentials.
Here are just some of the reasons to love our bamboo clothing:
Luxuriously Soft and Comfortable
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.
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.
Our Bamboo Body fibre is OEKO-Tex100 certified which means the fabric is free from harmful chemicals and residues. Many people with skin sensitivities such as eczema and psoriasis report that our bamboo clothing does not irritate their skin like most other fabrics do. Bamboo is also naturally hypoallergenic and is smooth on your skin.
Our black Bamboo Body clothing has been certified UPF 50+ by ARPANSA. We are in the process of testing more of our fabric colours to confirm their UPF ratings and many of our styles have a higher neckline and longer sleeves for extra sun protection.
The Bamboo Body range 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.
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 roots also prevent soil erosion.
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.
We consider the entire lifecycle of a product and our focus is to provide beautiful clothing that will be worn time and time again. Our collection is trans-seasonal, versatile and classically stylish, not trend driven. It is simple and classic. We design everyday essentials in staple wardrobe colours and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Bamboo requires no pesticides, fertilisers and very little water to grow. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and emits 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. Our garments are produced to the highest standards of sustainability and our factory is committed to reducing emissions and recycling waste.
At Bamboo Body we are committed to benefitting the world we live in, and take the welfare of the men and women in our production line very seriously. 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.
Have you discovered the wonder of bamboo clothing yet?
Great informationBy: Stacy Depass on 11 October 2021My ignorance of the benefits of bamboo was so shocking. Bamboo fabric has so many benefits for our health as well as the environment. However, what about the chemicals used during the manufacturing of bamboo fabric?
Bamboo Body Response
Hi Stacy, Thank you for your message. We really appreciate your interest! The chemicals used are to break down the bamboo stalks - they are called sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide. Sodium hydroxide is a commonly used alkaline solution that can cause skin irritations if not handled appropriately. Sodium hydroxide is also used in the refinement of organic cotton and wool. After the sodium hydroxide is used it is broken down into salt (NaCl - table salt) and water. The factory is committed to reusing and recycling these by-products. The other chemical used is carbon disulphide. Once again carbon disulphide can cause irritations if not handled appropriately. There were cases back in the 1930s where workers suffered headaches when working with carbon disulphide but there are no recent reports of such things as these days working areas are better ventilated and chemicals in general are handled more appropriately. The bamboo used to create bamboo fabric is certified organic and the plantations from which the bamboo has been sourced carry the FSC certification. The end product is certified by OEKO-tex100, meaning that there are no traces of harmful chemicals in the end product. We have also had our garment making factory audited to ensure it is a safe environment and that workers are treated well. We have been working with the one family run factory for over 12 years now and the female owner is very committed to reducing waste and reusing - this is an environmental consideration but it also makes economic sense! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! Team BB xx