Should you think about what your undies are made of? Is it really that important? Here at CaroQuilla, we certainly think so. We want our garments to make you feel good both on the outside and the inside. So why did we choose bamboo?
The benefits of bamboo fabrics are endless. Not only are they naturally eco-friendly, but they are also resilient and super soft.
How is bamboo eco-friendly? Well, let's take a look at this in a little more detail.
The Sustainable Crop
Bamboo textiles are eco-friendly due to the sustainability merits of the plant. It can be grown without artificial irrigation in its natural environment. The bamboo we use is grown organically - it requires no pesticides, no insecticides and no fertilizers. Requiring only rainwater, bamboo grows incredibly fast; some species can grow up to 120 cm per day! It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's fastest-growing plant.
Another environmental positive of bamboo is that it has a pervasive root system that grows new shoots each year after being cut. It is fast-growing and quick to regenerate, maturing to harvest after only three to five years. New stems can be harvested again and again, making it a self-sustaining plant. Also, the extensive root system reduces soil erosion by up to 75%. Soil erosion is a negative natural phenomenon that decreases crop fertility and can lead to flooding and mudslides.
As an incredible oxygen source, a single bamboo plantation produces up to 35% more oxygen and absorbs four times as much carbon as the equivalent area of hardwood trees, improving air quality.
This is all great information for the environment, isn't it? But it doesn't help if your panties end up in the landfill. But bamboo is biodegradable. The decomposition process doesn’t cause any pollution to the environment. Our dumps are already too full, and artificial fibres take several lifetimes to degrade. We want to use a green material that will return to the earth at the end of its life as a garment.
Although a bonus, the environmental impact of your underwear is probably not one of your buying considerations. No one wants to wear panties that are uncomfortable, no matter how environmentally friendly they are. However, bamboo is certainly not lacking in this area. It is ultra-soft and very gentle on your skin. If you haven’t tried bamboo fabric before, your skin is missing out and will thank you!
Not only is it luxurious, but it is practical too. More absorbent than cotton, bamboo fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking. The bamboo fibres’ structure contains micro-gaps, which provide ventilation and wick moisture away from the body, allowing the skin to breathe. Bamboo is highly durable and well-fitting, meaning that your underwear is built to last longer. As a thermo-regulating material, it is great for exercising in all conditions, keeping you cozy in the winter and cool in the summer.
Did We Mention That It Is Healthy?
Bamboo contains an antibacterial and antifungal bio-agent, which is retained through fabrication and remains even after washing many times. This property also makes CaroQuilla underwear odour-resistant to keep you fresh throughout the day. The eco-friendly bamboo fibres are hypo-allergenic and do not irritate. Gentler than artificial fibres, this material is a natural solution for those with sensitive skin.
The Right Choice
There is no better material than bamboo for CaroQuilla underwear. We want you to feel confident in your underwear– not only because they look and feel good on you, but because they are environmentally friendly. By choosing bamboo, we can provide you with durable but gentle panties that are luxuriously comfortable.
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