The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing (And Some Stunning Leisurewear).

Bamboo gyn clothing by Asquith

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.

Bamboo Jumpsuit

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.

what Lizzy Loves Asquith bamboo jumpsuit

The drawstring and ruching at the waist are incredibly flattering as is the deep V-neckline.

what lizzy loves asquith bamboo jumpsuit

what lizzy loves asquith claret bamboo jumpsuit

I love it in this rich claret colour, it’s lovely for this time of year. And it comes in black too.

Asquith bamboo jumpsuit

And here it is when I’m standing rather than chilling in it. You can see how flattering it is.

Asquith bamboo clothing claret jumpsuit

What Lizzy Loves bamboo clothing

Sublimely Soft Stylish Sweatshirt

This beautiful pale pink sweatshirt isn’t fabricated from bamboo, but from organic cotton. I’m wearing it here over the jumpsuit and it’s like wearing a snuggle. It’s a longer length style with a loose fit. The gorgeous details, (rose gold side zips and bell cuffs), elevate it into being so much more than leisurewear. It’s cosy, soft and slouchy; perfect to throw on for after working out or when sitting and relaxing.
what Lizzy Loves Asquith bamboo jumpsuit pink sweatshirt
what Lizzy Loves Asquith organic cotton sweatshirt
Asquith clothing organic cotton pale pink fleece

Bamboo Camouflage Yoga Clothes

Did anyone else want to be Private Benjamin way back when? That must be the reason that this cami and leggings caught my eye. Camouflage is not a pattern I wear often, (or maybe I do, but you just can’t see me 😉 ), but I really like it. Bamboo makes excellent gym clothing because of its temperature-regulating properties.

Fabric Composition: 60% Bamboo, 30% Organic Cotton, 10% Elastane.

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It has a supporting shelf bra and gathered detail at the bust. I love the fifties-inspired neckline too.

wgat lizzy loves bamboo gym clothing

bamboo clothing gym clothing

The leggings are flattering and easy to wear. They have a soft elastic waistband and contrast colour side piping detail. I wear mine for both yoga and the gym. They are 100% opaque too, an important feature given the positions we get ourselves into! After all, none of us want people to see more than they should.

what lizzy loves bamboo clothing from Asquith

Organic bamboo clothing gym yoga

what lizzy loves bamboo clothing

And Finally…

Camouflage print has been creeping its way back into our wardrobes since the start of spring, but in a much more sophisticated guise than when it was popular in the late 90s and early noughties. The traditional khaki looks stunning with orange and cobalt and I think it can work beautifully with leopard print too. Speaking of which, according to Instagram, leopard print is having a resurgence in popularity. I honestly didn’t think it had ever gone away! To me, it’s a timeless neutral and I have a plethora of leopard print shoes, bags, coats, belts and bracelets. I hope that goes to show that wearing what you love never goes out of fashion!

 

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Asquith Divine Sweatshirt, Pearl Pink
Asquith Divine Sweatshirt, Pearl Pink
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Asquith Divine Cami, Camo
Asquith Jumpsuit, Claret
Asquith Jumpsuit, Claret
Asquith Flow With It Leggings, Camouflage
Asquith Flow With It Leggings, Camouflage
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Trinny London, Lip2Cheek, Freddie
Trinny London Face Finish
Trinny London Face Finish
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Asquith Divine Sweatshirt, Pearl Pink
Asquith Divine Sweatshirt, Pearl Pink
Asquith Divine Cami, Camo
Asquith Divine Cami, Camo
Asquith Jumpsuit, Claret
Asquith Jumpsuit, Claret
Asquith Flow With It Leggings, Camouflage
Asquith Flow With It Leggings, Camouflage
Trinny London, Lip2Cheek, Freddie
Trinny London, Lip2Cheek, Freddie
Trinny London Face Finish
Trinny London Face Finish
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine

 

Asquith uses organic cotton and bamboo fabrics to create their ethical yoga clothes. Sustainable with excellent stretch capabilities and supremely soft next to your skin, you will feel comfortable and confident in all of their ethical activewear. Discover more about Asquith’s organic yoga clothes for life both on and off the mat here…’

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4 Comments

    • elizabeth
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you Jaymie! So comfortable too xxx

  1. mummabstylish
    September 12, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Looking great Lizzy – what lovely clothes. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • elizabeth
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 10:56 am

      Thank you Jacqui, yes, they’re absolutely gorgeous. So soft and comfortable xxxx

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