I am not sure how much you know about the Bamboo plant, but it is truly incredible. This shoot is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within the year. It is a naturally abundant and resilient plant, one that does not need fertilizers, chemicals, or pesticides to encourage growth, because bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This sustainable plant absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber, not to mention it also releases more oxygen into the environment to improve the quality of the air we breathe. Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable, so when you no longer have use for a bamboo product you know it will not be clogging up a landfill somewhere, or joining the Pacific Garbage Patch in pieces. Now that you know a bit about the bamboo plant, you probably understand why we are creating consumer products with this material. The sustainability factor of bamboo is the number one reason we utilize this as the primary material for our product, but the other is the insane comfort factor.
You don't have to take it from me, take it from Dave at StuffWeLike.com, "When you wear something that feels so good you don’t even notice you’re wearing it, life is officially GREAT, in my humble opinion. This is especially true when you’ve got a little something in the nether regions. It’s simply crazy how soft these boxers feel. They’re made of 95% bamboo rayon and 5% spandex. So they stretch when needed, feel smooth and cool to the touch. I do think the biggest selling point for most guys will be that you won’t feel hot down there, but you never feel an uncomfortable cold. It’s just the right amount of coolness. Since these boxers are made from bamboo they are several factors that stand out from typical fabric. Bamboo itself grows fast and uses little water. So this creates a fabric that is environmentally friendly to harvest. Bamboo fibers help fight odor on several fronts. They will wick moisture and allow it to escape as the fiber is very breathable." Dave is specifically talking about our newest product release, the "Down Under Collection." These boxers, like all of our products, are made from bamboo and will not only make you feel good about wearing them, but also you will have peace of mind knowing that your dollar has been well spent on a product that promotes sustainability, education and a greener future for our planet.
Bamboo does not only play a role in the comfort factor of our apparel line, but it is also what makes our sunglasses float, and our watches so lightweight. Between the sustainability factor, the comfort offered, and the natural look, it is a no-brainer as to why you should do your research on how to be a more environmentally conscious consumer before shopping for your fall wardrobe. Not only are we working to provide eco-friendly alternatives to everyday accessories and apparel, but we are simultaneously working to educate the future generations to pave our way into a greener future. This is why Swell Vision donates a portion of proceeds from every sale to a scholarship fund at John Hardy's Green School in Bali. This place is uniquely incredible, unlike anything I have ever seen -- the entire school is built from bamboo and operates as one of the greenest schools on Earth.
Take a moment to check out Mr. Hardy's Ted Talk on how the Green School is working to change the future of education.