Oftentimes, it is easy to fall into autopilot mode when going about our day-to-day lives. We have deep-seated routines and repetitive rituals which can serve as blinkers to the power that our small, everyday choices hold. From the food we eat to the clothes on our backs, every choice creates a tangible moment which belongs to a delicate (or not-so-delicate) footprint.
In an age of mass over-consumption and a climate emergency which is ultimately driven by human choice and behaviour, the innovative use of bamboo as a fibre provides a new shining light in the fight to create a healthier and happier planet. We explore the natural benefits of this ethical alternative and why you should introduce bamboo into your faithful wardrobe.
KIND TO THE PLANET
Biodiversity is a term that embodies the delicate structure that connects plants, animals and humans. Existing in total harmony, our ecosystem produces the oxygen we breathe and the food we need to both survive and thrive. Unfortunately, the agriculture supporting the fashion industry has seen the destruction of natural habitats, reduced soil health, not to mention the skyrocketing of damaging pollutants and emissions.
Ecologically speaking, harvesting bamboo is a blessing for the environment compared to its cotton counterpart. As one of the fastest growing plants in the world, some species of bamboo can grow 1mm every 90 seconds and are fully matured in 3 years. Forests of bamboo help clean our air, absorbing five times more CO2 and releasing 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees. Best of all, bamboo thrives without the need for harmful chemicals or pesticides and can be harvested without uprooting the whole plant – meaning canes are ready to grow again and again.
KIND TO THE SKIN
Choosing bamboo is a gift to the planet as well as yourself and frankly, self-indulgence has never felt so good. Unlike synthetic fibres, bamboo’s natural benefits work with your body to provide long lasting comfort.
Bamboo’s hollow fibre helps the skin to breathe and regulate a comfortable temperature. With the ability to wick moisture away from the body, skin is kept cosy during the colder months but cool in warmer moments or physical activity.
Moisture does not sit on bamboo fabric in the same way as it does with synthetic materials, meaning bacteria struggles to form and clothing stays fresher for longer. Top Tip: Why not wash bamboo items every other wear and cut down the impact of your laundry.
Bamboo is great for sensitive skin, anti-static and hypoallergenic and as soft as silk, delicately floating over your skin avoiding any irritation.
Look good and more importantly FEEL good with our innovative bamboo designs. Our buttery soft Bamboo T-shirts and Unisex Bamboo Sweatshirt are our firm favourites, providing the perfect fit and function for every day of the week.
Join the bamboo revolution for an ethical future and experience a luxurious softness that gracefully glides over your skin like a second skin. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself.
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Article credit : Laura Coughlan - Ethical and Wellness write for Positive Outlook Clothing