The foundation for everything we make

Bamboo is the fastest growing and most versatile plant in the world. No pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers - bamboo is naturally organic and doesn’t require chemicals to enhance its growth. Its fibre uses a non-toxic, closed-loop system, resulting in a silky-soft weave that’s soft on your skin and gentle on our planet. We’re all about mindful manufacturing and take a holistic approach to sustainability.

Organically Grown Bamboo

Grows organically, without chemicals

Our bamboo is grown in the rainy Sichuan province of China and relies solely on rainfall to grow. Bamboo is grown without fertilisers or pesticides and requires no irrigation, only rainwater. The fast-growing, raw bamboo stems are cut into chunks, ready for the next step.

A non-toxic, closed-loop system

The raw bamboo is soaked in an organic solution to soften. The system is closed-loop - all liquid is recycled and all solvents are captured and removed to ensure that the process is as eco-friendly as the bamboo itself.

Dehydration and grind

The dehydration process allows us to extract the bamboo pulp that is then dried into flat sheets. When the bamboo sheets are completely dry, they are ground into a soft fabric.

Zero-waste design

The fabric is then extruded and spun into a viscose yarn that we use to knit our garments. The garments are knitted in tubes resulting in very little fabric wastage and seamfree design.

Facts behind the fibre

Bamboo is in fact a type of grass - a very fast growing and giant grass.

Bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality.

Bamboo is highly absorbent and wicks water away from the body 3 to 4 times faster than cotton.

LYOLYTE™

Bamboo Lyocell

Bamboo Lyocell is made with pure organic bamboo pulp; it is crushed, washed and spun into yarns. Traditional lyocell is made from wood, but bamboo lyocell is a renewable plant source.

Harvested

After the bamboo is harvested in FSC certified fields, the bamboo is cut into small pieces and ground into a pulp. This pulp is then dissolved by non-toxic chemicals and what remains is raw cellulose.

Raw cellulose

This pulp is then dissolved by non-toxic chemicals and what remains is raw cellulose. At this stage of the process, the raw cellulose is pushed through spinnerets and the bright white Lyocell fibres then emerge. These fibres are then spun into yarn which is eventually woven into fabric.

Closed-loop

Bamboo requires no pesticides, no fertilisers and far less water to grow than other plants. Lyocell is a closed-loop process that uses a non-toxic solvent and promotes a mindful use of energy and water = zero waste. 

Facts behind the fibre

Lyocell utilises a 'closed-loop system where 99% of the non-toxic solvent used is recycled.

During the production process, Lyocell also has the potential to use less than half as much water in production compared to cotton.

Lyocell is a cellulose fibre traditionally made from eucalyptus trees or oak and birch trees. At Boody, we have developed our very own exclusive blend using our signature organically-grown bamboo.

Organically Grown Cotton

Planting and growing

Organic farmers use biologically-based rather than chemically dependent growing systems to raise crops. Organic farmers are able to maintain ecological balance and protect the environment.

Harvesting

Organic cotton is handpicked, without the use of machinery or chemicals. Hand-picking also reduces waste.

Cleaning

The cotton spinning process describes the process in which fibres pass through a machine that separates the fibres to become yarn and then eventually be ready to be weaved or knitted. During this process, the cotton is cleaned and spun to form soft textured yarn.

Natural manufacturing

Natural alternatives including low-impact dyes are used to reduce and eliminate used toxins found in conventional fabric manufacturing.


Facts behind the fibre

Our organic cotton is clean, cool and certified.

Organic cotton is free from harmful chemicals - both agricultural and manufacturing.

The plants briefly grow pink and cream coloured flowers that, once pollinated, drop off and are replaced with fruit, better known as cotton bolls.