Top 5 Sustainable Staples for Your Closet

A woman sits comfortably, wearing a bamboo tank top and bamboo biker shorts. Title text on the left reads, "Top 5 Sustainable Clothing Staples".As we seek to reduce our environmental impact, integrating bamboo clothing items into our wardrobe can be a simple yet powerful step towards a greener lifestyle. Bamboo is a versatile, eco-friendly, and rapidly renewable resource that can revolutionize the way we dress. Check out our top 5 must-haves for building a sustainable, bamboo wardrobe below!

Bamboo T-Shirts: Breathable and Comfortable

A collage of 3 different bamboo t-shirts, including the Alicia V-Neck Bamboo Tee in a bright Coral colour, the Brenda U-Neck Bamboo Tee in White and Coast Blue, and the Lia Seamless Bamboo Tee in White.A cornerstone of an environmentally conscious closet, our line of premium bamboo t-shirts combines plush softness with high quality.  Bamboo’s soft texture feels gentle on the skin, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies to synthetic materials. If you’re looking for a classic t-shirt that can be tucked in or left loose, try the Brenda U-Neck T-Shirt, or the Lia Seamless Tee if you’re looking for a great layering piece! Our Alicia V-Neck T-Shirt is a more unique style for the days you’re feeling adventurous. By choosing bamboo t-shirts, you're not only enhancing your comfort but also reducing your carbon footprint.

Bamboo Activewear: Sustainable Performance Wear

A collage of 3 women in athleisure wear. The first wears a bamboo bralette and bamboo leggings as she stretches, another wears a long-sleeve bamboo shirt and bamboo leggings as she does a yoga pose, and the 3rd poses comfortably in a bamboo bralette and bamboo pocket leggings.For those leading an active lifestyle, bamboo activewear is a game-changer. Whether you're into yoga, running, or gym workouts, bamboo fabric's exceptional properties come into play. Its moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, and anti-bacterial features keep you feeling fresh and dry during your workouts. Additionally, bamboo activewear is highly durable, allowing you to invest in clothing that will last longer and reduce the need for frequent replacements, reducing waste. Our favourite combo for workouts is the Suri Legging with a Bamboo Bralette, or the Viva Pocket Legging with the Aurora Seamless Long Sleeve Tee.

Bamboo Undergarments & Socks: Comfort and Sustainability

A collage of 3 images featuring the different styles of bamboo underwear, bamboo bralettes, and bamboo socks. The underwear is laid flat and features all 3 styles: Full brief, classic cut and thong, all in beige and black.Our undergarments deserve just as much attention when it comes to sustainable choices. The breathability of bamboo fabric helps maintain hygiene and comfort, and our bamboo bralettes and underwear come in different styles so you can wear them under all your outfits. Try our underwear in Classic Cut, Full, or Thong styles, and if you’re not sure what style of bralette to try, take our fun Bralette Quiz to find the perfect one for you.

Bamboo Dresses: Flowy Style with a Green Touch

Featuring the A-line Daphne Dress in Brick and the Teagan Bamboo Maxi Dress in Ocean Blue. A woman wears the maxi dress while perusing a flower stand.Embracing sustainable fashion doesn't mean compromising on style. Whether it's a casual maxi or an a-line dress, bamboo fabric offers a luxurious drape and a smooth feel against the skin. The Teagan T-Shirt Dress can be styled in so many ways, and the Daphne Hoodie Dress is a one-and-done outfit that you can wear into fall by layering! If you find the Daphne in Brick trickier to coordinate with, check out our styling suggestions in this post.

Eco-Friendly Accessories: Completing the Green Look

Featuring eco-friendly accessories, with white tennis shoes from Thousand Fell, and a dainty silver necklace from the Fairtrade Jewellery Compancy.Image source: Thousand Fell, The Fair Trade Jewellery Company

To complete your sustainable closet, consider adding sustainable accessories such as scarves, hats, and even eco-friendly shoes like the perfect sneaker from Thousand Fell, where they design shoes that can be fully recycled. Put final touches on your outfit with jewellery pieces from certified Canadian B-Corp, The Fair Trade Jewellery Company, where they use recycled and Fairmined-certified gold. These accessories complement your outfits while promoting an eco-friendly message. 

Building a sustainable closet with bamboo clothing items is a step towards a greener and more conscious lifestyle. Remember, sustainability also goes beyond the clothing itself. When you're ready to part with your bamboo clothing, consider donating or upcycling them to extend their life cycle. By making mindful choices in our fashion habits, we can collectively pave the way for a more sustainable future, one bamboo garment at a time.

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