When you hear the word bamboo, what comes to mind? Panda food? Woody grass? The tropics?

What I think of is super-soft fabric. That’s right – comfy clothing.

Strange as this may sound, bamboo can be spun into breathable, high-performance fabric of the most unbelievable softness. I often wear it in the yoga studio and on the street. You should try stepping out in bamboo yoga leggings – it feels perfectly decadent.

Bamboo yoga clothing is my choice for teaching, for travelling and on yoga retreats, for several reasons.

The fabric is breathable, it wicks away moisture to keep you dry, and it cuts out 97.5% of the harmful UV rays, making it great in the sun. Bamboo is also antibacterial, so it doesn’t get smelly as fast as other active wear.

Living an ethical lifestyle is important to me, and it gives me great comfort to know that bamboo is a highly sustainable plant that’s 100% biodegradable and needs nothing but rainwater to grow. Left all alone, without pesticides or fertilisers, it’s the fastest growing plant in the world, so harvesting the shoots for clothing is easy on our planet. In fact, growing bamboo has a cleansing effect on the air, as bamboo forests are so dense they emit 30% more oxygen to the atmosphere than regular trees. It’s ethical activewear.

To go one step further Asquith have created a fabric that features the very best of bamboo with all the goodness of organic cotton and the stretch of elastane! Bambor is super soft, wicks away sweat and moulds to your body to provide unrivalled comfort and flexibility.

So tell me, what’s not to love about bamboo yoga clothing? It helps us breathe, it’s good for our planet, it’s super soft against our skin and its breathable. I think we may have discovered a new fabric super hero!

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