As a man, there’s nothing worse than trapped sweat. When fabric can’t breathe – think synthetic fabrics like nylon and spandex – moisture builds up and builds up … and has nowhere to go. It becomes wet, clingy and itchy. And that is mighty, mighty uncomfortable.
No one's immune. Labourers, creatives, farmers, doctors, posties, athletes and everything in between - you move, you sweat, you itch, you complain. Cue organically grown bamboo men's underwear.
Bamboo is naturally breathable
The structure of bamboo fibre contains micro-gaps, which makes it highly breathable. The fibre falls smoothly into place in its weave, leaving gaps open for air to flow freely. It speedily pulls moisture from the skin – up to four times faster than cotton – and evapourates water naturally and constantly. With bamboo underwear, when you sweat, you won’t stay wet.
Bamboo is buttery soft
Have you ever touched bamboo underwear or bamboo fabric in general? You should. It’s another level of softness, far superior to pure cotton. In fact, it’s so light and gentle, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. And because of the properties of bamboo fibre, your men's trunks and men's boxer briefs will get softer and softer with every wash.
Bamboo is anti-bacterial
Since bamboo is so breathable, it prevents bacteria from building up and lodging in the fabric weave. It remains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal even after washing, and keeps all MINT underwear odour-resistant.
Bamboo is thermo-regulating
What’s clever about bamboo is that the structure of the weave regulates the temperature on one side of the fabric (your body) against the temperature on the other side (the air around you). In other words, it adjusts to your body temperature, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. This level of breathability and thermo-regulation isn’t possible with cotton, hemp, wool or synthetic fabrics.
Bamboo is hypoallergenic
If you have sensitive skin, allergies or suffer from conditions like eczema or psoriasis, bamboo mens underwear might just be your best friend. Unlike synthetic fabrics that cling, trap sweat, itch and lead to rashes, bamboo is super soft and super gentle on the skin and far less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Bamboo is durable
Bamboo is known for its resilience and bamboo fabric retains much of the plant’s inherent strength. MINT bamboo plants are harvested at three years old. These shoots are strong and versatile and make for a fabric that is far superior in terms of durability, while also being incredibly soft.
Bamboo is good for the planet
MINT bamboo is 100% organically grown. It needs no pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers and no artificial irrigation. Just plain old rainwater is enough for our wild bamboo plants to thrive.
Better still, bamboo improves the quality of the air we breathe. It produces 30% more oxygen than the equivalent area of trees, absorbs more carbon dioxide and removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
And if you still need convincing, think about this: bamboo is naturally renewable. It’s the fastest growing plant in the world – some grow up to one metre a day – which means they can be harvested again and again without harming the environment.