BAMBOO

Bamboo is a natural, renewable resource that can be crafted into a soft, viscose fabric. It was first used for clothing in the 20th century and was initially manufactured in China – which is where we still source our bamboo today.

The Facts

The fastest growing woody plant on earth

It can grow up to 47 inches in 24 hours – a highly sustainable resource

Releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than hardwood trees

Can absorb as much as 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year

How it's made

Bamboo is organically grown

Harvested

Wood is pulped

Fibers are created

Woven into fabric

  1. Bamboo is naturally pest-resistant and can help rebuild eroded soil. Ours is grown organically without chemical fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides.
  2. It takes just 3 months to reach its maximum height. The root network is so large that once harvested, bamboo doesn’t need replanting – instead it shoots straight back up again.
  3. Sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide are used to process bamboo plant into fibre. The leaves and woody shoots get soaked in these chemicals; a process also known as hydrolysis alkalisation.
  4. Now heavy and pulped, the bamboo solution is forced through spinnerets dotted with tiny holes, a bit like a shower head.
  5. It’s then separated into threads for spinning, dying and weaving into cloth.

35% OF OUR 2020 COLLECTION IS BAMBOO

Why we love it

Our bamboo is Ecocert* Organic Standard certified. It’s grown in controlled, responsibly sourced forests that are FSC certified, so has no impact on wildlife. It’s luxuriously soft and naturally breathable.

*Ecocert is one of the largest organic certification organisations in the world. They strive to enable production processes that respect the environment, better management of available energy and of natural resources, socially responsible sectors, and better product quality and safety.

We love to use bamboo for soft, stretchy jersey. You’ll find it in our loungewear and of course, our much-loved socks.