When you think of bamboo, you might picture the woody yet lightweight plant that pandas eat. But you’d be surprised to know that bamboo can also be transformed into a soft and luxurious fabric that’s ideal for women’s underwear. Bamboo underwear is made from bamboo viscose, which uses the cellulose extracted from the plant to create a delicate yarn. This material is incredibly gentle on the skin, with a silky feel often compared to that of pure silk—but at a fraction of the price. It’s also thermoregulating, which means it feels cool in the summer and cosy in winter. Plus, it absorbs moisture and odours, helping you to stay fresh and dry all day long.
The best part? Because it’s a sustainable and renewable resource, bamboo underwear is also better for the planet. It requires less water to grow than cotton and produces 35% more oxygen, while absorbing high levels of carbon dioxide. It’s also hypoallergenic, meaning it’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction for those with sensitive skin. In fact, it’s so soft and comfortable to wear, you’ll want to slip on a pair of Bamboo underwear for every occasion!
What’s more, the fibres in bamboo underwear have tiny holes and gaps that allow air to pass through them. This helps them to be breathable, absorbing and releasing sweat quickly. This keeps you feeling fresh and dry all day long, while reducing the likelihood of unwanted panty lines.
And if that wasn’t enough, bamboo underwear is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic. This makes it the perfect option for sensitive skin, especially if you are prone to itching or irritation from other underwear materials such as cotton and synthetics.
You’ll find a wide range of women’s bamboo underwear options at Boody, including G-string thongs and classic bikinis, as well as midi briefs and boylegs. Plus, there’s a range of colours and designs to suit everyone’s personal style.
Another good thing about bamboo underwear is that it’s simple to care for. You can machine wash it in either warm or cool water on a delicate cycle, depending on the brand you choose. Most manufacturers recommend air drying your bamboo underwear, but you can pop it in the dryer on a low setting for a few moments if you’re in a hurry. And because of their ultra-soft and breathable nature, most brands also claim that their underwear doesn’t wrinkle as easily as other fabrics. That’s certainly true for the knickers in our bamboo underwear range, which stay smooth and soft even after washing.