We design everyday essentials to last. That means we only invest in quality fabrics and we only design with simplicity and function in mind. Bamboo viscose is highly breathable, comfy and soft; making it perfect for garments that sit close to the skin like underwear, socks and everyday basics.
The story begins with the bamboo. Made using organic toxin-free bamboo plants, the original bamboo Boody Eco Wear uses is sustainable and requires much less water than cotton plants. Even our box is recycled and printed with vegetable-based ink!
The original bamboo is grown without fertilizers or pesticides and no irrigation, only rain water.
First, the green shoots are cut into chunks of raw bamboo.
Next, the bamboo is soaked in a solution to soften it. The system is closed loop - all liquid is recycled and all solvents are captured and removed to ensure that they are entirely contained and do not enter waterways.
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, feathery material.
The soft, feathery material 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 compared to traditional cut and sew garment manufacturing which wastes up to 20% more fabric