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Introducing... organically-grown bamboo silk

Posted by Nicole Neaber on

At ColieCo Lingerie we've been working with bamboo fabrics for several years.

The items in our DAISY collection, as well as our customer favourite MONA french knickers, are handmade here in the ColieCo studio from a jersey fabric made from organically-grown bamboo.

And we're in love with this material! Not only is it lightweight, super soft and breathable, it's also sustainable.

 

DAISY organic bamboo romper by ColieCo Lingerie

 

Bamboo fabrics have many environmental benefits over cotton, with bamboo producing a high-density, high-yield crop, capturing much higher amounts of CO2 than even young forests, minimising soil erosion, and requiring no irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers.

And these inherent eco-credentials of bamboo are part of the reason why we're so excited to be introducing our new ARAYA mini collection, featuring a brand new bamboo fabric!

Organically-grown bamboo silk

Bamboo silk enjoys the same inherent environmental benefits as bamboo jersey. The two fabrics also share many of the same physical attributes: bamboo silk is lightweight, soft and highly breathable.

 

 

The big difference between the two is in the finish of the fabric, with bamboo silk presenting a super smooth and luxurious satin feel, and the characteristic lustrous sheen of traditional silk.

Closed-loop manufacturing

Bamboo fabrics have received some bad press due to the nature of the strong chemicals used to break down and dissolve the raw bamboo ready for spinning and weaving.

In some cases, bamboo fabric manufacturers have allowed toxic chemicals to be released into the environment.

As with our bamboo jersey fabric, our bamboo silk is manufactured in a closed-loop system, meaning that the chemicals used to prepare the bamboo fibre are retained, reused and prevented from entering the outside environment.

OEKO-TEX certification

Our bamboo jersey and bamboo silk fabrics are both OEKO-TEX certified, leaving ColieCo customers comfortable in the knowledge that the material used to make their lingerie is free from harmful chemicals.

Vegans rejoice!

Not only does our organic bamboo silk tick the sustainability box, but it is also 100% vegan!

Introducing the ARAYA collection

The ARAYA demi-cup bra is wire-free to provide you with maximum comfort. It features full wings and light boning for added support, and eye-catching panels of sheer, stretchy black power mesh sustainably-sourced from fast fashion industry line ends.

 

 

The ARAYA mid-rise panties also sport sheer power mesh panels, and feature ColieCo's trademark adjustable rear satin strap for a perfectly snug fit!

Both pieces are available to purchase separately, or together in one of our beautifully packaged, gift-ready lingerie sets, available with or without the accompanying ARAYA leg harness.

 

ARAYA organic bamboo silk lingerie set by ColieCo

 

As always, our ARAYA set is available in standard and custom sizes.

If you're unsure which size to order or you need a custom fit, drop us a message with your measurements and we'll set up a custom order for you.

We hope you're as excited about the new collection as we are! Let us know what you think - connect us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join the discussion!

Nicole x