Guide To Bamboo Clothing

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Bamboo has served many purposes over the centuries, such as structural material for houses, or as paper in ancient books. But, did you know that bamboo can also be used to make clothing? Those tall green stalks can be milled and sewed into comfy t-shirts or durable activewear.

Bamboo clothing, made of viscose from bamboo, has gained popularity in recent years because of its unique properties. Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet, and it doesn’t require any chemicals or fertilizers to grow. Here’s why people are stocking their wardrobe with soft, sustainable bamboo clothing.

*Consumer Disclaimer: Cariloha Bamboo™ fabrics are made of viscose from bamboo.

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Reason to wear bamboo clothing

Bamboo is a unique fabric with distinct properties.It even inhibits bacterial growth? Bamboo is antibacterial and antifungal, which means that it doesn’t collect and retain odorous, unhealthy bacteria and your clothes will always smell pleasant. That’s one of the many reasons so many people prefer bamboo fabric over others. Here are the other benefits of bamboo clothing.

Soft On The Skin

Bamboo fabric is incredibly soft, down to its individual fibers. Because of bamboo’s smooth fibers, bamboo clothing does not irritate the skin or cause skin allergies. Anyone and everyone can enjoy this fabric because it is hypoallergenic. Bamboo clothing is so soft that it has been compared to luxurious cashmere.

Keeps You Dry

Whether it’s a hot, sunny day or a freezing winter night, staying dry is key to staying comfortable. Bamboo clothing has highly effective wicking properties that keep your body dry no matter what. It can absorb up to three times more water than its weight. While wearing bamboo clothing, your skin will be able to breathe rather than stay clammy and wet.


Bamboo clothing lasts and lasts. Why? It keeps its shape, even after lots of laundering. It is also very tough and hard to rip through. The fibers are long and strong. Bamboo clothing is also known for keeping its color for longer than other fabrics. You can get a lot of use out of bamboo clothing.

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Women’s Bamboo Clothing

When you’re running errands or lounging around the house, it’s a pleasure to have clothing that is soft and non-restrictive. Bamboo fabric can be used for many different women’s clothing items. The fabric is durable and breathable.

Bamboo women’s clothing garments include:

• T-shirts
• Leggings
• Shorts
• Underwear
• Socks
• Tank tops

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Men’s Bamboo Clothing

Bamboo clothing keeps its shape and is highly durable. Plus, it is extremely soft, making it a perfect fabric for men’s clothing. There are many types of clothing that can be made out of bamboo fabric.

Bamboo men’s clothing items include:

  • Button-front shirts
  • Polos
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • Jackets
  • Shorts and pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sleepwear
  • T-shirts
  • Dress shirts

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Bamboo Clothing For Workouts

Once people discover the benefits of bamboo fabric for workout clothing, they typically don’t want to wear any other fabric again. Bamboo wicks off water from your body, keeping you dryer throughout your workout. Bamboo is also antibacterial, which means it doesn’t retain bad odors.

Another benefit of bamboo clothing for activewear is that bamboo is extremely soft. It doesn’t irritate the skin and cause itchiness. This is especially important for those with sensitive skin. Because bamboo is hypoallergenic, those with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about their skin getting irritated and red after working up a sweat.

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Bamboo Underwear

Bamboo underwear truly feels like second skin. It is soft and flexible, and also extremely breathable. Because of its antibacterial properties, bamboo underwear also doesn’t hold onto bad odors. Everything stays healthy and hygienic.

Bamboo can be used for men’s briefs and women’s underwear in various cuts.

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Why choose cariloha bamboo clothing

Cariloha makes quality bamboo clothing. All of our pieces are made sustainably using viscose from bamboo. We take special care to create soft, breathable clothing that makes you feel comfortable all day long, no matter the weather.

We offer a full collection of men’s and women’s bamboo clothing. View our collection and find your next favorite wardrobe staple today.

We believe that sustainable materials don’t have to be scratchy or wrinkly. Our towels, sheets, clothing, and underwear are the exact opposite, actually. The bamboo-viscose fibers are soft on the skin, keeping you cozy all day long. In the winter and summer, our bamboo-viscose fabric products will wick away moisture and help keep your body at the perfect temperature. We’ve perfected our product to be everything you could want in a fabric. Choose between several different items with a broad range of colors and styles. Visit to find the perfect products for you.

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