How Boody Prevents Textile Waste with its Bamboo Fabric

Editorial TeamEditorial Team
January 5th, 2023
2:21 PM

B Corp brand Boody, based in Sydney, Boody’s weaving system generates very little fabric waste compared to traditional cut-and-sew garment manufacturing. 


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Boody, based in the Australian city of Sydney, is a B Corp-certified company. This underwear and loungewear brand manufactures its garments exclusively using bamboo fabric and, as reported on its website, follows a totally ecological process both in the cultivation of the plant and in obtaining the fiber for the production of the viscose with which the garments are woven.

Boody is constantly looking for ways to improve its sustainable practices in every process. From fabrics and materials to manufacturing and shipping, our sustainability values are embedded in our culture and our people.

Rejecting the concept of "fast fashion", Boody is committed to filling closets with sustainable and high-quality basics. It ignores trends and fads because it believes that they lead to over-consumption and waste. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified and PETA-Approved Vegan, garments are carefully crafted from organically grown bamboo, making them super soft, comfortable, breathable, and, most importantly, sustainable.


Organically Grown Bamboo Fabric

Everything it produces is certified cruelty-free and comes from ethical supply chains, backed by industry-recognized certifications which proves its bamboo is organically grown; and SGS, which independently tests everything from our health and safety standards to the recycled cardboard to the vegetable oils used in its FSC-certified packaging.

Consumers researching sustainable brands should check the brand’s accredited certifications and what each one means, to get an idea of its green stance. You can find its certifications on the Boody website, on its certifications page.

Boody’s bamboo is grown without fertilizers or pesticides and without irrigation, using only rainwater. First, the green shoots are cut into pieces of raw bamboo. Then the bamboo is soaked in a solution to soften it. In a closed-loop system, all liquid is recycled and all solvents are captured and removed to ensure that the process is as environmentally friendly as the bamboo itself. The dehydration process allows us to extract the bamboo pulp, which is then dried into flat sheets.

When the bamboo sheets are completely dry, they become a soft, feathery material. This soft, feathery material is then extruded and spun into a viscose yarn that we use to weave our garments. The garments are knitted in tubes, which generates very little fabric waste compared to traditional cut-and-sew garment manufacturing which wastes up to 20% more fabric.


Sustainable Textiles and Sourcing

This apparel sector is continuously innovating and expanding rapidly. Boody is currently working with some new fabrics and continues to look for sustainable alternatives to fabrics such as nylon, elastane, and polyester. It’s also focusing on increasing its use of recycled materials and is working on sourcing suppliers who are innovating in the textile industry and creating more sustainable raw materials such as organic cotton and bamboo.