"STUDY NATURE, LOVE NATURE, STAY CLOSE TO NATURE. IT WILL NEVER FAIL YOU" - Frank Lloyd Wright
BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO AND WHY WE LOVE IT!
With so many of us being at home over the last year, online shopping has become more than a convenience but a necessity. We often get lots of questions about our apparel, especially at a time when seeing and touching our products in person has become more difficult. We thought we’d offer some answers to some of our most curious queries!!
IS BAMBOO CLOTHING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
There’s quite a bit of buzz around bamboo fabric these days and for the most part, it’s well deserved attention. At Siddhiwear, ALL of our apparel is made with premium Oeko-tex certified rayon from Bamboo, which means the fabric has been tested and certified to be FREE from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. In addition to being safe for your skin and the planet, our rayon from bamboo has a natural lustre, a beautiful drape and is even machine washable!
Beyond being eco friendly, soft as silk and easy to wear, apparel made from bamboo (including rayon from bamboo) is naturally hypoallergenic and thermoregulating, incredibly soft, moisture-wicking, and able to resist odour and bacteria.
Bamboo ‘trees’ (actually grass!!) are fully sustainable, regenerate in 55 days, require no pesticides, little irrigation and are biodegradable. Clothing made from bamboo offers numerous advantages over other fabrics on the market.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF BAMBOO CLOTHING COMPARED TO COTTON?
Primarily celebrated for its eco friendly qualities, bamboo is more absorbent than cotton clothing, wicking moisture away from the skin faster and keeping you dry and comfortable. In addition to contributing to environmental pollution through the heavy use of pesticides and insecticides, conventional cotton is also harmful to both the growers and consumers using chemicals that seep into the earth and contaminate precious water supplies. But it’s important to note that not all Bamboo fabric is created equally either. Lower grade clothing made from bamboo can also have similar negative impacts on the environment when poorly processed with chemicals, so it’s important to know what you’re buying!
HOW CAN I STYLE HAREM PANTS?
At Siddhiwear, our line includes our Signature Siddhi Toques (aka beanies), Headbands, Cardi’s, Scarves, Arm Sleeves and our beloved Siddhiwear Harem pants!
Now it’s true that this cool drop crotch style pant might be an ‘acquired’ taste to some, but to us, they are a wardrobe staple. More interesting than leggings, sleeker than sweats, our best selling Harem pant can take you effortlessly from your every day activities to your yoga mat and even for a night out on the town. With a comfortable smooth wide waist band, that can be worn up high or rolled down to sit lower on the hips. Styled with a crop top, t or tank, add a Siddhi Cardi and you’re good to go! These comfy pants have ample room through the thighs and a cool tapered ankle, which makes them a versatile, easy choice for an active lifestyle, city living or just plain chilling on the couch. Not only practical for yogi’s, our friends who rock climb and bike love how they stay in place, never getting caught in greasy gears or bunching up. They might just be the perfect pant!
IS BAMBOO CLOTHING SIMILAR TO LINEN and WHAT IS BAMBOO MADE OF?
Linen, which is clothing made from flax plants, has many benefits for the environment just like quality Bamboo. The flax plant doesn’t require much energy or water resources to produce, leaving a small waste footprint! However, linen is less forgiving to wear, with zero stretch that can sometimes feel rough on the skin. In addition to looking crinkly and wrinkled, even after being freshly laundered!
The beauty of our Bamboo apparel, beyond sustainability is the flexibility of the fabric. The four way stretch makes moving around a breeze. Made with 66% rayon from Bamboo, 28% cotton and 6% spandex, this all season, effortless material makes getting dressed simple and easy. Excellent for travel, by air, land or sea!! Our clothing is lightweight, keeps it’s shape, doesn’t wrinkle and can be rolled or folded up nice and small for easy packing! A fresher option to linen that needs to be steamed or ironed so often. So if you’re lucky enough to get away this summer, siddhiwear.com makes it super easy to buy bamboo clothing for all of your adventures- a great choice for on the road or anywhere life takes you!
IN CANADA, SHOULD YOU BUY BAMBOO CLOTHES IN THE SUMMER?
Locally made, in small batches right here in Canada, Siddhiwear is a great source for MULTISEASON apparel. With thermoregulating qualities that keep you cooler in warm weather and warmer in cool weather, our premium rayon from Bamboo clothing is perfect for every season. With our vast selection of toques, with multiple colours and two levels of warmth, we’ve got something for everyone, even our little ones with our (often sold out) Mini Siddhi line! We also offer an assortment of custom hand screened designs, inspired by yoga and the natural world around us, that you can add to any hat or headband. Choose your print, choose your water based eco ink colour and voila, a truly unique and original treasure made just for you!