When it comes to undies, bamboo is one of our favourite fabrics to wear. It’s super soft, super luxe and extremely breathable. But there are other perks too.
For the down-low on all things bamboo, we spoke to an expert, Emma Rutherford-Ward, Co-Founder of cult undies brand Vee Underwear.
The 4 reasons to choose bamboo:
1. HEALTHY BITS.
When it comes to supporting healthy bits, Emma says “bamboo is epic”.
“I went through a grim period in my life, where I was experiencing recurring yeast infections. And it turns out I’m not alone and 75% of women will experience thrush in their lifetime, 50% of those being recurring. After a few visits to the GP, I learnt that my synthetic underwear was the root of the problem and was advised to invest in breathable underwear.”
And it was bamboo to the rescue for Em. The natural fibre is not only highly breathable, it is also naturally hypo-allergenic, moisturise wicking (which helps keep your skin cool in summer and warm in winter by wicking – or absorbing - any excess moisture) and odour-resistant. Which means bamboo not only feels insanely soft on your bits, it also helps keep your bits happy too.
One of our favouite things about bamboo is that it’s not just soft on your bits, it’s also much softer on the planet than more traditional fabrications too.
“Bamboo fibre is a unique biodegradable textile material. As a natural cellulose fibre, bamboo fibre can be 100% biodegraded in soil. The decomposition process does not cause any pollution in the environment and can be done in your backyard!”
But before you throw you old Vee undies in the compost you’ll need to do a little trimming, as Em notes “it’s important to note that our 8% elastane, elastic band and lace trims are not made from bamboo and therefore, are not compostable. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to develop a fully compostable garment!”
3. SUPER COMFY.
IFYKY. And now that we do, comfy doesn’t even sum up how good bamboo feels on your bits.
When we first tried Vee undies, we honestly were not prepared for how good the felt. The cloud-like cosiness doesn’t seem possible from a fabric that pretty much looks just like cotton, but feels way more like silk.
A word of warning: once you go bamboo, you might not go back.
4. CUTE AS DESIGNS, IN SIZES 6-20.
Vee has a small – but super cute – edit of styles for everyday wear.
Our new High-Waisted style is a MUST. We’ve designed the leg to have a flattering high curve so they look super stylish... and uhm, comfort 100%.
If you’re someone who is prone to thrush, tends to get a bit hot and sweaty, is eco-conscious or just likes wearing good quality undies in cute designs, then Vee Underwear might just be the undies your bits have been waiting for. Check them out here.
Looking for more eco-friendly intimates? Discover The Sustainable Edit.