According to Mintel, the average Briton spent £38 on underwear last year. In a possible response to higher levels of homeworking, clothing sales were up by 18.8% since 2014, with Britons spending £4.6 billion on them last year.
Now many of us are confined to working from home, this figure will likely increase but it’s all about choosing the right underwear for the job!
When working from home it’s important to be comfortable and that is where Boody, the eco-friendly bamboo range that sells 3 pairs of undies very minute, comes in!
Body is the bamboo brand, described as a “hug that lasts all day,” and has multiple personal and environmental benefits, combining the two most important factors in self-care.
Comparing bamboo to cotton is like comparing cashmere to wool.
Not only is bamboo incredibly soft, it is also anti-static, meaning that it doesn’t stick to your skin. This is great news when you are glued to a chair all day!
The hollow microfibres allow for the material to be exceedingly breathable. This means that the bamboo material will keep you cool in the warm temperatures, and conversely keep you warm in the colder temperatures.
Bamboo is naturally antibacterial due to an antimicrobial agent called ‘bamboo kun’. This means your clothing stays fresher for longer, which let’s face it can be a good thing. Especially when one of the most common confessions of home-based workers is that their grooming leaves a bit to be desired (atleast during business hours!)
Moisture on your skin is absorbed by the bamboo fabric and instantly evaporates, keeping you drier and less sticky. You then won’t end up with your pants stuck to your bum!
The qualities explained above all combine to make bamboo fabric perfect for sensitive skin. Especially due to the embodied pectin, as well as the antibacterial and moisture wicking properties.
Even at home we are bombarded by UV rays, from windows and even from computer screens. Bamboo fabric has natural UV protection.
If the personal benefits impressed you, take a look at the environmental benefits:
Due to the antibacterial properties of the plant, there is no need for the use of pesticides or fertilisers when harvesting bamboo. This means all of Boody’s products are 100% organic as well as being non-GMO.
Stands of bamboo consume four times more C02 and produce 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees!
Bamboo is 100% vegan and has a positive impact on both you and the earth and now more than ever we need to consider both.