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Bamboo vs Cotton: Which is Better?

When it comes to clothing, there are many different materials and material blends on the market. In this article, we’ll aim to settle the long debated topic: bamboo vs. cotton: which is the superior clothing material? And which is best for your wardrobe?

 

Bamboo vs Cotton: The Pros & Cons

Is bamboo or cotton better? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of the two most popular clothing materials.

Bamboo Clothing

Derived from the fast-growing plant, bamboo is a more sustainable and eco-friendly material that’s becoming increasingly popular in everyday essentials clothing, underwear, and sleepwear. 

Pros of Bamboo Clothing:

  • Sustainable & eco-friendly
  • Biodegradable & recyclable
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Absorbent and moisture-wicking
  • Antibacterial
  • Breathable
  • Durable

Cons of Bamboo Clothing:

  • Can be more expensive than cotton products
  • Is still growing in popularity and is not yet widely available 

Cotton Clothing

Cotton is derived from the cotton plant and is the most widely produced natural fibre on the planet.

Pros of Cotton Clothing:

  • Comfortable & soft 
  • Breathable
  • Durable

Cons of Cotton Clothing:

  • Cotton can require a substantial amount of water and pesticides to grow
  • It is non-biodegradable but can be recycled
  • If not properly cared for, cotton can shrink over time

If you’re scratching your head right now deciding between bamboo or cotton underwear, we’re here to help. At Birdies Collective, we’ve combined the best of both materials to create the most comfortable, durable and sustainable essentials range.

 

Combining bamboo & cotton

While our range of premium men’s essentials is primarily made using bamboo viscose, you’ll also find a small percentage of cotton. The reason we chose a blended material is that bamboo provides a greater level of comfort and kindness to the environment, and cotton ensures the structure and longevity of your essentials to wear day in and out for years to come.

You’ll find a carefully tailored blend of materials in our range to ensure each product is thoughtfully crafted for its purpose. Our ultra-soft men’s bamboo boxers include a blend of 70% bamboo viscose, 25% cotton, and 5% elastane to ensure softness, longevity and, of course, a suitable amount of stretch. While our best-selling men’s bamboo T-shirts are made using primarily bamboo viscose with only a 30% blend of cotton, again to ensure the structural integrity of the shirt and form-fitting in all the right places. Each material and design element has been designed by men for men to create the most comfortable range of premium essentials.

No longer must we debate bamboo vs cotton - you can get the best of both worlds with thoughtfully designed men’s basics by Birdies Collective.


If you liked this article, you might also like to read 5 ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

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