About bamboo clothing: Why is it better?

Every one of our products has these inherent bamboo qualities. 

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Better for you

Fabric made from bamboo is incredibly soft, smooth and luxuriously comfortable:

  • ‘Bamboo Dry’ – absorbs and evaporates sweat in a split second:  Moisture wicking. 
  • ‘Bamboo Thermo-control’ – bamboo fabric is highly breathable in hot weather and also keeps you significantly warmer in the cold than traditional fabrics.  Performance baselayers for all conditions.
  •  'Bamboo Antibacterial' -  bacteria don't live well in this fabric.  So it doesn't get smelly even after many days :) 
  • 'Bamboo Anti-static' - so it sits very well next to your skin, not clinging to it. 
  • 'Bamboo UV protection' - it cuts out 98% of harmful UV rays, so perfect for holiday/travelling cover-ups.
  • 'Bamboo Sensitive' - For sensitive or allergy prone skin, bamboo is perfect; it's also anti-fungal.  many people say it's the only solution they've found for problem skin.

The unique properties of bamboo clothing make it perfect for an incredibly wide range of activities, from expeditioning to skiing to the gym. 

it's also the most ideal beach holiday accessory imaginable.

If you're adventuring in the Alps or on a beach holiday or at home, it's the most comfortable and versatile option available.

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This is a quick overview of the benefits.  For more detail and specific to each product, see each product individually and click the 'more information' button.

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Better for the environment

The growth cycle of bamboo is utterly sustainable.  As a source material for clothing it's revolutionary:

  • Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers. 
  • Bamboo fibre is 100% biodegradable.
  • Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. It spreads rapidly across large areas.  
  • As a grass, bamboo is cut, not uprooted, helping soil stability
  • Bamboo grows on hill slopes where nothing else is viable.
  • The yield (i.e. the amount of product) you get from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yeld you get from cotton.  In an age where land use is under enormous pressure this is huge.
  • The water requirement for bamboo is minute, mainly just from what falls.  As opposed to cotton, whose water requirement per shirt's-worth is monstrous. 

In contrast.....

  • Synthetic performance fabrics are made from petrochemicals, a non-renewable fossil fuel. They go to make clothes which get smelly really quickly.  
  • Clothing made from bamboo is nature's answer to our needs for everyday fabric, in an environmentally sustainable form.  It's just our luck that it's so much better as well!

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  • Our Production - sustainable and ethical
    We don't like anyone being abused and it's definitely not going to happen on our watch.  Both our responsibility and our partners' role in the community are important to us.   Not only do we manufacture mainly in the EU and close by Europe, so we can monitor production easily, Our small team has a strong personal relationship with each of our factories and we know intimately the conditions and the environment in which all BAM clothing is made.  We are proud of our production, which far exceeds all the normal ISO certifications.  Our facilities are oekotex certified of course.  The workforce is stable and loyal, with very low staff turnover.  

  
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