Frequently Asked Questions
WHY WEAR BAMBOO ?
Bamboo is a breathable natural fibre that is super soft and ridiculously comfortable. Bodypeace Bamboo designs don’t go out of style as are elegant, sensual and practical to wear, they cover up flaws whilst showing off your assets. Many of our designs are reversible, enabling different looks from the one garment. A perfect choice for active wear due to it’s moisture wicking properties and for travel due to it’s thermo regulating properties and crease resistance.
WHY IS BAMBOO A GREAT CHOICE FOR THE PLANET ?
Bamboo is an incredible fabric that not only looks & feels great on but is a wonderful choice for the planet. Bamboo is the ideal choice for the planet because very little water and no pesticides or fertilizers are used to grow Bamboo and no replanting is required which means no soil erosion. Bamboo produces around 35% more oxygen than trees ! This means nothing toxic against your body and little impact on the earth!
DOES BODYPEACE BAMBOO CLOTHING OFFER SUN PROTECTION?
Yes. Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing has a high UPF (ultra violet protection) rating of 50+. This means that our unique bamboo fabric has excellent sun protection, as compared to a light cotton t-shirt that has a UPF rating of about 5. Our bamboo fabric is certified by ARPANSA confirming the UPF rating of 50+.
As a lot of our styles are reversible to be worn as a higher boat neck to cover the delicate décolletage and are easily worn layered, you can be safe in knowing your body is being protected from the sun whilst looking and feeling great in Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing.
WHAT IS THE BODYPEACE BAMBOO FABRIC MADE FROM?
Our Fabric is made from a unique heavy-weight bamboo blend of 92% Bamboo and 8% Elastane. The elastane is added to give the Bamboo fabric some stretch, and allows the fabric to go back into shape even after washing. The fabric is very soft and feels thick and luxurious against the skin and drapes beautifully.
IS BAMBOO FABRIC A GOOD CHOICE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN ?
Yes, Bamboo is Hypo-allergenic with no harmful chemicals being used in any stages of production. It is the perfect choice for sensitive and allergy prone skin as is so gentle on the skin.
DOES BAMBOO FABRIC MAKE YOU SWEAT?
Bamboo is moisture wicking meaning it pulls moisture away from the body to the exterior of the shirt where it can evaporate more easily. Bamboo keeps you cool in Summer and warmer in Winter.
IS BAMBOO ANTI- BACTERIAL?
Yes, Bamboo naturally has natural anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Bamboo’s natural resistance, can inhibit the growth of bacteria and hence could make your clothing be less smelly in situations where you sweat.
HOW IS BAMBOO FABRIC THERMO REGULATING?
Bamboo is often called a ‘smart’ fabric as it has great Insulating properties which means it will keep you cool in Summer and warmer in Winter.
So wearing bamboo shirt in Summer will feel cool and comfortable.
DOES BAMBOO LOOSE IT'S SHAPE ?
No, Bodypeace Bamboo has developed a unique heavy-weight bamboo blend of 92% bamboo and 8% elastane which means that it has some stretch,
but won't loose it's shape after washing. Bodypeace Bamboo clothing also requires little to no ironing, making it a fabulous choice for travel.
WHAT ARE THE CARE / WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BAMBOO
Bamboo is very easy to care for and with these simple care/ washing instructions your garments will continue to look great. Wash on a Cold or Warm wash cycle with the clothing inside out. Avoid stain remover or soaking solutions. If you are washing bamboo with heavier none bamboo fabric garments we recommend placing the clothes
inside out inside a fabric washing bag as to avoid any possible pilling.
Line dry is preferred yet Bamboo is also fine to be dried in a dryer on a warm cycle.
To speed up drying time of Bamboo we suggest post washing, hang the bamboo garments on a clothes hanger and hang them on the line.
This not only helps dry the garments faster, it also helps to avoid any potential creases caused by the clothes line.
IS THE BODYPEACE BAMBOO FABRIC GROWN ORGANICALLY ?
Bodypeace Bamboo is proud to only use Certified Organic Fabric. Our bamboo fabric is certified by the widely recognized Ecocert for compliance with Organic Content Standards for Dyeing, Knitting and Trading.
HAS THE BODYPEACE BAMBOO CLOTHING BEEN TESTED FOR CHEMICALS ?
Yes, Our Bamboo fabric is certified by Oeko-Tex 100 Standard confirming no harmful chemicals are found in the fabric. The actual Bamboo Bodypeace sources is pesticide and chemical free in the growth, yet a chemical process is used in the production of the fabric. Once the fabric is at it's final stage it is tested by Oeko-Tex. To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
WHERE IS BAMBOO SOURCED FROM?
Bamboo is grown and harvested in China's mountains such as Zhejiang, Guang Xi, Guangdong, Suchuan Provinces. The harvesting is done by farmers in rural China and is regulated by the local governments in China to ensure the environment protection standards are continually met.
WHAT FIBRE IS USED TO PRODUCE BODYPEACE BAMBOO CLOTHING ?
The Bamboo fibre used for Bodypeace Bamboo clothing is from the natural fibre found growing in the mountains and hills of China. The Bamboo grows wild, requires little attention from farmers including no chemicals for it's growth.
IS THE BAMBOO PLANT USED A ' CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM' ?
Yes, as the Bamboo grows wild in a natural closed loop area, the bamboo plant can be reborn every year and harvested each season. Unlike trees that require years to grow before being able to be used.