The Ultra-Light Lingerie Making New Strides in Sustainability

Championing a closed-loop manufacturing process, Boody has upped the sustainability stakes with their latest collection, expanding on its range of bamboo basics to create their most lightweight line yet.  


Boasting 5 new styles, 4 new colours and 1 new fabric, Boody are billing the new collection as their lightest underwear yet. Created using a closed loop lyocell process, the brand has improved upon their signature fabric’s lightweight feel while managing to retain the same sustainable properties.

What is the Lyocell process?

Lyocell is a cellulose fibre traditionally made from eucalyptus, oak and birch trees. Breaking with convention, Boody’s LYOLYTE™ range has been developed using organically grown bamboo, honouring the brand’s earth-friendly commitment while levelling-up on lightweight feel.

To create this exclusive blend, raw organic bamboo pulp is dissolved using a non-toxic solvent. The cellulose that’s left is then pushed through spinnerets to reveal light, white lyocell fibres – which are spun into yarn. The entire garment is then knitted in one piece, using a seam free technology to reduce waste.

Lyocell is one of the most sustainable fabric processes on the planet as it uses a closed-loop system that recycles 98% of the water used, requires less energy and water overall and with no need for harmful chemicals.

Why is it sustainable?

Lyocell utilises a ‘closed-loop’ system where 99% of the non-toxic solvent used is recycled.

During the production process Lyocell also has the potential to use less than half as much water in production compared to cotton. 

It’s free from harmful chemicals and needs less energy to be produced.

As is the case with all Boody underwear, LYOLYTE™ is made using a seam free design process where the garment is spun together rather than cut from a fabric cloth meaning it does not create waste from offcuts.

As soft as it is sustainable, Bamboo Lyocell is extremely lightweight, making it exceptionally comfortable to wear.

The LYOLYTE™ range features new shapes for Boody including the High-Cut Bikini (£15.95), Hipster Bikini (£15.95), Racerback Bra (£26.95) and Triangle Bralette (£19.95) in the shades Storm, Powder Pink, Ghost and Black.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Helping to support the fight against breast cancer, Boody are donating 1% of all bra sales and 5% of all activewear sales to Breast Cancer UK during the month of October.

The LYOLYTE range is available now at

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