Love the planet. Love bamboo.

You know that trees are good for the environment, bamboo is even better.

We use bamboo because it’s the planet’s fastest growing crop. You know that trees are good for the environment, bamboo is even better. Bamboo absorbs five times more carbon than hardwood trees and because it stores carbon in the plant and roots it is able to regenerate soil health. It’s simply one of the best crops you can use if you want to protect the planet.

It needs no irrigation and no pesticides

Bamboo is a lower impact crop than cotton or hardwood tress because it needs little to no irrigation or pesticides and it releases 35% more oxygen. It grows rapidly so it needs less land and it can be harvested without damaging root systems and surrounding habitats.

Is bamboo viscose really better than polyester, or even cotton?

“My bamboo kit had certainly outperformed the synthetics I usually wear”

The Independent

You might fall in love with bamboo as a performance fabric. But is it really better for the planet than polyester or cotton?

Bamboo viscose is the fibre (known as MMCF or Man Made Cellulosic Fibre) made from bamboo. Unlike fossil fuel-base synthetics, it’s made from natural, renewable raw materials and is biodegradable. We have verified through independent life-cycle experts Green Story, that our bamboo viscose has a lower carbon footprint than conventional viscose, cotton and polyester. The viscose process is a chemical one so we’ve made sure we only work with responsible viscose producers. How can we be so sure? Find out in Why we care about viscose.

If you want to understand the impact of your performance fabric choices, we highlight the pros and cons of each in search of the perfect fabric.

Bamboo helps you reduce your laundry and your footprint

With synthetics, the moisture sits on the top of the fabric. It’s why it feels damp and gets smelly. Our bamboo jersey has a fibre structure which absorbs moisture really effectively. It’s 40% more absorbent than organic cotton. As the air can’t get to the moisture (your sweat), the odour causing bacteria can’t do its thing and so your clothing, and you, stay morning fresh all day. And the next day. And maybe even the day after that. So you can reduce your laundry and your carbon footprint.

What’s it like to wear? Welcome to BAM-soft activewear.

It’s got to be comfy, right? Good news. It’s the most comfy thing you’ll ever try. Bamboo viscose is to cotton as cashmere is to wool. Softer, more luxurious and amazing next to even the most sensitive skin. It’s super absorbent so it stays dry and so do you. And it’s breathable so you stay cool. It’s why extreme athletes choose BAM. If you want to find the right fabric for your workout, take a look at our fabric guide. If yoga is your thing, take a look at Mallea. Perhaps it’s the gym? Then try our new Balance seamless body suit. If you’re looking for a top all rounder, nothing beats Enduro.

“The perfect companion for long trail runs, warm weather hikes, sweaty yoga sessions; you’ll barely notice it’s there”

Adventure.com

BAM’s innovative fabrics take your workout to a new level

We don’t want to wear plastic polyester but we still want leggings that are opaque, stretchy, supersoft and supportive. That’s why we created our unique Enduro fabric and it’s why our Enduro leggings stay put no matter how far you run in them.

Mallea fabric

Our Mallea fabric is designed specifically for yoga. Imagine the fabric you want against your skin as you move through your sun salutations. Buttery-soft? Stretchy? Supportive but with a weightless, barely there feel? That’s Mallea.

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Novea fabric

Our Novea fabric is a unique blend of bamboo viscose and Naia. It’s so lightweight it practically defies gravity. It’s supersoft and absorbent and dries more quickly than pure bamboo viscose. Our Novea base layer is the one you’ll reach for every time you work out.

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Seamless range

Our Seamless range means no awkward seams, just incredibly soft yogawear with 360° stretch that moves with you whatever the pose. Effortless.

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Mallea fabric

Our Mallea fabric is designed specifically for yoga. Imagine the fabric you want against your skin as you move through your sun salutations. Buttery-soft? Stretchy? Supportive but with a weightless, barely there feel? That’s Mallea.

Shop here

Novea fabric

Our Novea fabric is a unique blend of bamboo viscose and Naia. It’s so lightweight it practically defies gravity. It’s supersoft and absorbent and dries more quickly than pure bamboo viscose. Our Novea base layer is the one you’ll reach for every time you work out.

Shop here

Seamless range

Our Seamless range means no awkward seams, just incredibly soft yogawear with 360° stretch that moves with you whatever the pose. Effortless.

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Find out more about our responsibility and sustainable pledges here

People

Living wages and fair treatment for every person who makes our clothes, right back to the grower.

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Nature

A fully circular range which conserves natural resources, protects biodiversity, eliminates harmful pollution and closes the loop at the end of use.

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Climate

Remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we create.

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People

Living wages and fair treatment for every person who makes our clothes, right back to the grower.

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Nature

A fully circular range which conserves natural resources, protects biodiversity, eliminates harmful pollution and closes the loop at the end of use.

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Climate

Remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we create.

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