I only learned of bamboo clothing about four years ago when I worked on a local magazine and interviewed the owner of an ethical fashion shop here in Skipton. He told me that the a lot of the clothing he stocked was made from bamboo. I couldn’t believe how soft and drapey it was. In fact, I was so impressed that I bought a maxi dress and a pair of socks, both of which are still going strong. I’m now much more aware of fabric composition and have noticed that more and more things are being made with bamboo, including my other passion, eyewear.
But why is it so good and what are the benefits of bamboo clothing?
The Benefits Of Bamboo Clothing.
It has a super soft texture. Bamboo Looks and feels like silk or very soft cotton.
It is breathable. The fabric helps to regulate body temperature. It is highly absorbent with excellent wicking abilities. Consequently, in warm conditions, it pulls moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. In cool conditions, it traps warm air in its cross-sectional fibres.
It is hypoallergenic. Bamboo fibres are naturally smooth; there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.
It is chemical-free and sustainable. It’s a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. The bamboo used to produce fabrics, (not the same as panda food), is easily sustainable because it grows quickly without chemicals or irrigation. It biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics too.
Asquith Bamboo Clothing
Asquith has a brilliant selection of bamboo clothing. I’ve been a fan for several seasons and I love their range of yoga and leisure wear. (This post from about year ago features bamboo yoga leggings and a gorgeous star top and this post about wellness showcases some bamboo yoga pants).
Everything is incredibly comfortable and very stylish. And practical too. Some compositions have added elastane to allow a four-way stretch which maintains shape. As well as that, it’s hardworking and durable and comes in no sheen, fade-resistant rich colours. And I can vouch for this. The Asquith clothes I have from previous seasons have been washed and worn over and over. They have kept their colour and their shape, unlike other activewear I had which went baggy and saggy at the knees and bottom. Not what we want.
This Asquith claret jumpsuit is super soft and comfortable. It manages to be both relaxed and smart at the same time. It’s as comfortable as a pair of pyjamas yet I feel that a pair of heels and a necklace would deem it perfect for cocktails.
Fabric Composition: 95% bamboo, 5% elastane.
The drawstring and ruching at the waist are incredibly flattering as is the deep V-neckline.
I love it in this rich claret colour, it’s lovely for this time of year. And it comes in black too.