When you think about soft, comfortable clothes, you may be imagining cotton. In truth, you should be picturing bamboo! If you’re like a lot of people, you picture a giant panda snacking on stalks of bamboo. What if we told you that a more accurate representation would be to think about underwear? In fact, bamboo fiber clothes are some of the fastest growing products in the industry. Bamboo clothing, including the underwear, work out t-shirts, and hoodies we offer at Sheath, are extremely soft, hypoallergenic, and naturally wick away moisture to help you stay more comfortably throughout the day. It’s no wonder they are so popular! Does that make them the best option? Are they better than the traditional cotton underwear you’ve had for years? Many men say yes, and here's why:
#1 Bamboo is comfortable! This is first on the list, because it's that important. Whether we're talking about your underwear or the shirt you wear to work out, you need it to be comfortable and bamboo delivers that. Super soft to the touch, wearing bamboo clothing simply makes you feel good.
#2 You'll stay cooler. One of the reasons bamboo fabric is so popular is that this fabric is so breathable, keeping you cool as you go about your day. Tiny micro-gaps in the structure of the bamboo fibres provide ventilation and pull moisture away from the body, allowing the skin to breathe. That's great for working out, going on a date, or any other high-stress situation where you're likely to sweat.
#3 Bamboo is incredibly durable. Bamboo fibers tend to be more durable, as long as you care for them properly. If you want to go several years before you need to go underwear shopping again, bamboo is the way to go.
#4 Bamboo is more eco friendly. Bamboo apparel is actually much more eco-friendly than many other fabric options. Manufacturing bamboo sheets poses no substantial environmental threat. It tends to have a smaller environmental impact and they produce a far smaller carbon footprint than other options. This is because bamboo is a grass, not a tree. Think of it like mowing your yard. The grass grows back! The cotton plant, on the other hand, is not as environmentally friendly. Actually, it is one of the worst because manufacturers use a lot of pesticides in growing the plant.
#5 It doesn’t shrink in the wash. Another of the top reasons to try bamboo clothing is the fact that it stays the same size. Many guys will be wondering, "Do bamboo clothes shrink the way cotton does?" We’re pleased to confirm that they do not! No matter how many times it’s worn or washed, bamboo clothing will maintain its shape. Cotton, on the other hand, is famous for shrinking in hot water.
Go ahead and order new bamboo underwear and give them a try!