Last updated: 6th February 2019
Start with what you’re wearing right now. In a perfect world, you'd know where your clothing is made, how, and the impact it would have on the environment before it reached your closet.
For so many of us, we don’t think twice about the backstory behind the clothes we own. In most cases, we own clothing that doesn’t fit properly, exacerbates our skin allergies (ouch!), and makes us smell even worse.
Why? It’s easier. It’s never questioned. It’s just what we do.
What if there is a perfect world for the garments you buy and wear? A world where you and the environment are on a level playing field.
That’s where bamboo clothing comes in. A popular alternative to cotton and synthetic fabrics for the eco-conscious, allergy sufferers, and comfort seekers who spruik the value of bamboo.
If you’ve ever had a hint of doubt about your the content of your wardrobe, consider the benefits of bamboo clothing to both you and the environment.
Why bamboo clothing is better for you
1. You won’t have to worry about your clothes making you sweat (and smell)
Ditch the sweaty feeling (and stench) of synthetic fabrics and treat yourself to clothing that makes you feel good and helps you keep unwanted body odours under control. Bonus: the antibacterial, antifungal properties are retained even after washing multiple times.
2. You can keep allergies at bay
For the allergy prone, bamboo clothing can have a transformational impact on the way you live each day. Eczema sufferers and those with sensitive skin will know, finding clothes that don’t itch or irritate is easier said than done. A key benefit of bamboo clothing is that it is naturally hypo-allergenic, gentle on the skin, and highly breathable. It will keep your skin cool in summer and warm in winter by wicking any excess moisture away – the #1 culprit that causes eczema to flare up.
3. Your skin can breathe again
Do your clothes feel ‘stuffy’ when you’re out and about? The benefits of bamboo clothing can not only help you keep unpleasant body smells at bay, but also allow your body to be ventilated throughout your busy day. Moisture-wicking clothing is perfect for people always on the go – like busy mums and dads and regular gym goers – as the fabric draws sweat off the body to the outer side of the garment.
4. A comfort your body won’t recognise
Whenever we buy clothing, comfort seems to fall short on the ‘must-have’ list. We prize style and brand labels over our daily needs. Bamboo clothing is made with your comfort in mind. A light fabric, gentle on the skin, and naturally soft; your body won’t recognise its new home. Check that the fabric used to make your clothing offers 4-way stretch to guarantee flexibility and freedom of movement.
5. Regulate temperatures, all year round
Imagine your clothing could be worn, and serve the appropriate purpose, season-to-season. Forget a summer and a winter wardrobe – with bamboo clothing you’ll feel cosy during the colder months and cool once it warms up.
Why bamboo is better for the environment
6. Boody bamboo is organically grown
The bamboo we use in our yarn is certified as organically grown by Ecocert; an inspection body founded to make sure brands like ours are using agricultural practices that respect the environment. This means we don’t use any of the common nasties to grow our crops: no pesticides, no insecticides, no fertilisers. To note, the bamboo (in this case the source/raw material) is certified, not the product.
7. Water is recycled and reused during production
Bamboo is one of the most water-conserving resources on the planet and our bamboo only requires rainwater to thrive and grow. If that’s not enough reason to switch to bamboo, we don’t know what is. When producing harvests for our clothing range, we do not use any artificial irrigation and let nature work its magic.
8. Cleaner, greener air
Did you know bamboo detoxifies the air we breathe? This one benefits both you and the environment, as bamboo produces 30% more oxygen than the same amount of trees – absorbing more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. Enviro-win!
9. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet
That’s right, bamboo has a Guinness World Record for being the fastest-growing plant on earth. What does that mean for you and the environment? Bamboo is a sustainable option for making fabric – it can be grown and harvested again and again with minimal harm to the environment.
We’re committed to producing high-quality products that focus on sustainability so that we can have a positive impact on the environment. Check out our eco certifications and learn more about our commitment to the protection of the environment.
It’s time to go bamboo!