How much do you know about the fabric of your underwear?
Rayon is a material commonly used for underwear because of its pleasant softness and comfort. Rayon is also absorbent and easy to dye. Modal is also a type of rayon, and known by many to be the alternative to cotton. And while there are multiple forms of rayon on the men’s underwear market, only a few brands can say theirs are extracted from bamboo plants. Obviously bamboo underwear is one of them, with bamboo rayon looks composing their Urban Collection and Core Collection.
Obviously bamboo underwear designs are blended with Lycra and developed specifically for Obviously’s underwear. The material has the ability to absorb three times its weight in water, making every time you wear them a sweat-free experience. The fabric is also extremely lightweight. Fibers taken from the bamboo plant are thinner than human hair. They are also round and smooth, giving their resulting material a “smooth as silk” touch.
Underwear designs made from bamboo rayon also have their own health benefits woven into them. Bamboo rayon is a naturally UV-resistant material. The fabric is also antibacterial, anti-fungal, and hypoallergenic. These pros are especially useful for men with sensitive skin or other skin conditions.
Bamboo rayon differs from other forms of rayon in several ways, most of which occur before or during the manufacturing process. Because bamboo is highly sustainable, it is grown without the use of pesticides, chlorine, formaldehyde, and other nasty things commonly found in cotton manufacturing. Obviously bamboo underwear is then not only good for you, but for the planet as well. Bamboo is grown using little water, and products made from bamboo are biodegradable.
It should also be mentioned that Obviously’s bamboo underwear is produced with moso bamboo. Pandas do not eat this kind of bamboo – good for you, the planet, and pandas.
Are there any pairs from the Obviously EveryMan Range in your underwear collection? Do you think you will try out Obviously bamboo underwear? Do you try and buy eco-friendly products whenever you can? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.
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