Bamboo not only looks hard and sturdy, it's also extremely strong. In fact, the material is so strong that bamboo scaffolding is used in Asia for the construction of entire blocks of flats. Can you imagine how such a robust bamboo shoot can be transformed into wonderfully soft bamboo clothing? No? You’re not the first! Let’s unravel the mystery.

The bamboo plant

Many think bamboo is a type of wood. Surprisingly, however, it is actually a species of grass. It must be said that this is a very special type of grass with many unique properties. After all, how many plants end up as soft undergarments?


Bamboo viscose clothing

After harvesting, bamboo stems are shredded into tiny particles. These bamboo chips are then boiled in a bath of sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide. Techniques are continuously improved, and waste materials are now reused to ensure they do not contaminate the environment. These techniques are not yet perfect, but developments continue at a rapid pace.

Now that we've processed the bamboo, it is called bamboo viscose. These bamboo viscose yarns are washed, bleached and dried - the final step before the yarn is woven into soft bamboo clothing.

Fair product

At Bamigo, creating an honest product is our highest priority. No bamboo species consumed by pandas are used. Our bamboo comes from China on the plantations of certified suppliers.

When making an honest product, employment conditions are of equal importance to Bamigo. We therefore only work with suppliers with demonstrably good working conditions. We also regularly venture abroad to inspect the working conditions of our trusted partners. We go to great lengths to ensure that everyone involved in the production of bamboo clothing is treated well.

Bamboo: the textile of the future

The majority of the clothing we wear is made of cotton. So why are more and more people choosing bamboo textiles? This is because wearing bamboo clothing has many advantages. Have we piqued your curiosity? Discover everything about bamboo in our free e-book 'Bamboo: the textile of the future'.