I often feel challenged with choices when it comes to buying undergarments, preferring not to buy from retail outlets with questionable ethics, and I am certainly not skilled enough to make my own.
Bamboo fibre is considered a more sustainable fabric than most textile fibres, which has been growing in popularity in recent years. From an environmental view point, bamboo textile tends to be a chosen fabric over cotton, as bamboo does not require large amounts of pesticides that cotton does.
Ettitude, an online site selling ethical goods specialising in bamboo fibre products sent me a Bamboo Singlet vest in the mail to try out.
"Ettitude is proud to introduce our new bamboo singlets and tshirt range for women. Made from bamboo, a renewable resource and an eco friendly fabric, bamboo fiber's natural properties mean our clothing is ideal for those with sensitive skin. Bamboo's anti bacterial and thermo regulating qualities ensure that moisture is wicked away from your body, keeping you cool and fresh all day"
Material: 95% bamboo 5% spandex , 200gsm
:: A visit to the snow, is not complete without a snow angel, right? ::
It is hard to comprehend how such a hard piece of natural material can be broken down to such a soft textile, but it can. I am impressed with its comfort, it fits well, and feels really nice to wear against my skin. Kept me nice and toasty in the snow too. My new bamboo vest is a welcomed undergarment accessory.
I have a second bamboo vest to giveaway to a Recycled Fashion reader, so you too can test out bamboo fibre against your skin. The vest is white, in size 12 Australian, check for sizing measurements here
To be in for the drawer to win, leave a comment below with your suggestions for sourcing ethical underwear. The giveaway is open to international readers, however I would send the vest without its tube packaging for those residing outside Australia to save on postage weight.
Contest open for one week, closing 3rd August 2013.
*UPDATE Competition now closed, and the winner has been contacted *