Women's Bamboo Relaxed Fit Knotted Back Top - Midnight Plum (AWFR008P)
Tank tops are, for a woman, an extremely convenient garment that can be worn in any season, any occasion. In summer, you can wear it solo, with stylish pants or a skirt. In winter, you can add a lovely jacket to your attire.
Whether paired with a plain white top or kurta or worn over leggings or jeans, to the gym or yoga class, tank tops go with anything! That's why they're a versatile, useful piece of clothing.
This season, why not go stylish with a tank top that also protects the environment?
This relaxed fit slate black knotted back tank top by Bamboo Tribe is made from bamboo and it is cut for style and comfort. Right from water usage to plastic prevention, the bamboo tops are as ecofriendly as they are soft on your skin. With their purchase, you are investing in a versatile cloth that also saves nature!
Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
Material Triblend fabric of 48% bamboo, 47% cotton and 5% Elastane (for enhanced comfort).
Colour: Midnight Plum
Product description: Women's Relaxed Fit Knotted Back Top (turtle neck not included)
Dimensions (cms): 30 x 15 x 3
Cotton and polyester two of the most popular materials to make Tshirts although comfortable, are also environmentally draining. While cotton demands huge quantities of water to grow, polyester is essentially a thermoplastic polymer made from coal and petroleum.
Bamboo, on the other hand, is a fast growing grass that is grown commercially. It is a versatile plant that uses onethird the water that cotton needs and also helps absorb more CO2 than hardwoods, also preventing soil erosion. Bamboo tribe utilises these qualities of the grass to make good quality and stylish garments.
The duo behind Bamboo tribe are trying to bring about sustainable change in a space that is rapidly moving toward unsustainability. At a time where the craze is Fast Fashion low prices, no emphasis on quality, discarding clothes frequently and staying on trend we see the need to shift in the other direction, and fast. In a world fast running out of space and resources, we should be buying highquality clothes that last long and remain timeless in style, while also ensuring that the materials used to make them are not destroying our planet. This is what Bamboo Tribe aims to do: produce highquality, welltailored, wardrobe staples, made from butterysoft bamboo fabric, better for you and the environment.
By purchasing apparel from the Bamboo Tribe, you are supporting the sustainable fashion industry. With each Bamboo Tribe Original that you add to your wardrobe, you're making a statement that quality matters, wastefulness is passe and you won't buy just anything that big corporations say you need to have. Each garment made by this organisation has saved hundreds of litres of water during its production. Your Tshirt will still be comfortable, stylish and versatile; but each time you wear one from Bamboo Tribe, you are backing an ecofriendly, sustainable apparel organisation fighting against the wastefulness of fast fashion.
Why is bamboo better than cotton and polyester?
The Tshirt. A wardrobe staple for most. We often have heaps of them in our cupboards too. They are generally lowmaintenance, versatile and comfortable. Chances are most tshirts in your wardrobe are made from cotton, and the rest (mostly used for exercise and sports) are made from polyester. This is where the problem lies. Did you know that your Tshirts could be causing a huge damaging impact on the environment?
Bamboo on the other hand uses less than 30% of the water to grow than cotton does per acre. In addition, the yield of Bamboo per acre is atleast 50 times that of cotton, which means overall the fibre needed to make a Bamboo tshirt could use 150 times less water than cotton. We currently use a 50:50 blend of Bamboo and cotton (for increased tenacity), which means every Bamboo Tribe Tee saves approximately 1850 Litres of water!
Bamboo can use as little 150 times less water than cotton!
Washing our clothes less frequently can also help reduce consumption of water, which is fast becoming a scarce resource. While this may sound strange to you, as we are all driven to believe that our clothes must be washed after every use, this simply isn't the case. And here's where Bamboo shines again. Being naturally antimicrobial, Bamboo fabric kills bacteria that can be harmful and also cause odour. While it's up to you to decide how often you want to wash your clothes, Bamboo Tribe Originals certainly don't need to be washed as frequently as its cotton and polyester counterparts.
The other two main impacts of cotton are the use of pesticides and soil erosion. Some studies show that nearly 25% of the world's pesticide use is purely to grow cotton for fabric. That's massive. Also, growing cotton erodes the soil it is planted on due to extensive ploughing which causes the topsoil to be washed away. On the other hand, Bamboo requires little to no pesticides to grow, once again due to it's natural antimicrobial property, and since bamboo shoots are only cut off to form new shoots rather than uprooting the plant itself, soil erosion does not occur. In fact, Bamboo's extensive root system binds the soil, protecting against erosion, as well as dripfeeding excess water into the soil to raise the water table.
The Lowdown Bamboo wins
Bamboo fibres can use as little 150 times less water than cotton
Bamboo plantations can raise the water table
Bamboo fabric doesn't need to be washed as often as cotton and polyester
Bamboo can be grown without pesticides
Bamboo's root system protects against soil erosion
Bamboo is not composed of thermoplastics
And best of all, bamboo is light, soft and breathable in fact, more so than even Egyptian cotton AND it is moisturewicking and naturally antiodour. So you could practically replace BOTH cotton and polyester with Bamboo clothes!
Stay comfortable. Stay smart. Stay responsible. Switch to Bamboo.
Why we like it
Tank tops go with many things and the Bamboo Tribe products are also good for the environment. Whatever the occasion, you can pair this tank top with a translucent top, kurta, casually wear an oversized shirt with it or wear it solo. Sustainable fashion is wearing a single garment multiple ways and this tank top fits the definition like it will fit you perfectly!
A well fitting tank top can be your ally from an intense workout to a casual outing, it goes well anywhere. Pick a colour of your choice and the top is good to go with everything. That's what sustainable fashion and style is all about investing in clothes and accessories that can be used in a variety of ways. These bamboo fibre tank tops are light and airy and will ensure you stay comfortable, sweatfree and odourfree throughout the day!