Why Choose Bamboo

Here at the Old Byre we choose natural where ever we can. A lot of people are surprised when we say a product is made of bamboo so we’ve rounded up the best reasons to choose bamboo.

 

Bamboo was originally grown across Asia to produce  handmade papers. However, we are now able to make bamboo into a fibre which can be woven into a fabric. The resulting fabric is super soft and has a silk like quality with many benefits for us and the environment.

Bamboo and the Environment

Bamboo is considered by many to be the best product for the environment, from farming to disposal this fibre is Eco friendly. The bamboo crops don’t need pesticides or fertilisers to grow. This means there are less chemicals being used which is great in itself, but bamboo also takes in green house gases and produces 30% more oxygen per an acre than the same amount of trees.

Bamboo is super fast growing infact, according to the Guinness Book of World Records its the fastest. Bamboo grows at a rate of 4cm per an hour, which is 91cm a day. This allows it to be fully harvestable within 3-4 year and because bamboo is cut not uprooted its great for the soil and it rarely, if ever needs replanting. Bamboo is especially great as it can grow on slopes that aren’t viable for other crops.  Not to mention the fact it has a 10% greater yield per an acre than cotton. Most bamboo also grows well with only rain water, and very little additional water is ever required.

100% Bamboo Viscose is also biodegradable meaning your old clothes won’t end up in landfill. All of which is great news for the planet.

Bamboo and You

 

Our Bamboo Products

We have some great bamboo products for you to try so take a look or head over to our shop.

Doris and Dude

We have a great range of fun socks from Doris and Dude for both men and women, with more coming soon. Their socks are 40% bamboo, 40% organic cotton, 17% polyester, 3% elastane.

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Thought

Thought have a fantastic range of socks and clothes made from bamboo including socks, tights and trousers.

All the socks come in a range of patterns, single pairs, packs of three and boxed sets which can be perfect gifts. All made from 54% Bamboo, 22% Organic Cotton, 22% Recycled Polyester and 2% Elastane.

Thought Tights are made from 70% bamboo derived viscose, 26% polyester, 2% polyamide and 2% elastane.

They even do briefs and cami tops made from 67% bamboo, 28% organic cotton and 5% spandex jersey.

thought have also started to make tops and trousers from Bamboo. The Polynesia Trousers are 70% Bamboo and 30% Organic Cotton Jersey. In a loose fit with a unique print in blues these are perfect for warm summer days. Thought’s Bly Top in Sunflower is also 70% bamboo and  30% organic cotton, making it soft and breathable. The Dalian Top is 67% bamboo 28% organic cotton, 5% spandex jersey and perfect paired with the Polynesia Trousers.

Thought also have a great range of scarfs all made from 100% bamboo derived viscose. they are super soft and light weight, the breathable bamboo make them perfect to cover up on a warm sunny day! Shop the range.

Introducing Orientique

 

We are excited to announce a new brand has landed in the Old Byre Showroom, straight from Australia. Orientique describe themselves as ‘a fashion label synonymous with exclusive artistic prints, beautiful natural fabrics and good quality.’

Who are they?

Orientique Logo

Orientique’s head quarters, based in Brisbane, were established 40 years ago. They pride themselves on their ranges distinctive look and the fact their clothes are shaped with women over 35 in mind. Their Design Team  work closely with artisans throughout Europe creating a unique mix of prints for each collection.

Specialising in natural fabrics, Orientique have a ‘plant to garment’ philosophy. They work with some of the worlds finest mills carefully selecting all the cotton, linen and rayon to be woven specifically for their products. All the Natural Garments proudly display their ‘Orientique Naturally Australian’ tag.

As an organisation they only work with factories who ensure fair wages and good working conditions. Orientique pride themselves on working closely with everyone in the production team and visiting all their factories once a month .

The Old Byre are really pleased to be working with another ethical company who put natural products top of their agenda. We hope you love the Spring Summer range as much as we do.

The Orientique Range

Reversible beach dress

Orientique Reversible Beach Dress

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The Reversible Beach Dress has already been really popular and is our new favourite  holiday essential.  Featuring a bold blue pattern on one side and a yellow and green pattern on the other, this dress is truly 2 in 1. Made of 100% cotton, this crinkle dress is soft and breathable. The loose fitting style and v neckline make is easy to wear and super flattering. Its also a ‘Twist and Dry’ dress which makes it perfect to pack, just twist it up and go.

Kurta Tunic

Orientique Kurta Tunic

Made from 100% natural Rayon this is a really versatile piece from Orientique.  Its features a bold  pattern, pom-pom detailing around the sleeves and hem, a tassel tie at in the notched neckline, as well as beading and embroidery detail. This tunic can easily go from day to night, and would pair perfectly with the SeaSalt Albert Crops or the Mistral Shake Your Leg Leggings.

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Bangalene CROPS- Navy

Orientique Bangalene Crops- Navy

In a classic navy and a deep elasticated waist these are easy to wear and with a wide range of pairing options they will quickly become your go to Crops. Our top Pairing include the Holland Vest from White Stuff , the Thought Erika sweater in poppy red , or the SeaSalt Garden Gate top in Rose Garden mix.

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Bangalene CROPS- Aqua

Orientique Bangalene Crops- Aqua

The Bangalene Crops in Aqua are a great way to inject some colour into your wardrobe. In a fashionable Aqua colour they are super versatile. We love them with the Harper Tunic from White Stuff or the Holland Vest in White from White Stuff.

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linen pocket dress- Navy

Orientique Linen Pocket Dress- Navy

The Linen Pocket Dress is another wardrobe essential. Made of natural rayon and linen, its perfect for warmer weather. Its flared fit which makes it really comfortable if its hot and flattering to a variety of shapes.

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essentials Broderie dress- navy

Orientique Essential Broderie Dress- Navy

The Broderie Dress in navy is a great way to dip a toe in the Broderie Anglais trend. The navy colour keeps things chic and classic. Pair it the SeaSalt Everyday Scarf in Polka Dot Marine and add a slick of red lipstick for true Parisian style. Or add the White Stuff Stripe Wood Circle Necklace and big sunglasses for a more laid back look.

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Essentials Broderie dress – Aqua

Orientique Essential Broderie Dress- Aqua

If your feeling a little bolder, the Essentials Broderie dress also comes in Aqua. It pairs perfectly with the White Stuff Shell Flower Necklace in Spring Pink and the Nova Small Vintage Handbag in White.

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You can Shop the whole range here!

Easter Style Picks

Easter is fast approaching and spring is in the air! We’ve rounded up some of our favourites from the spring range that are perfect for your Easter plans. Whether your looking to re energise your wardrobe for spring or just find the  perfect outfit for your holiday plans we have the perfect look for you.

Good Friday Drinks

Whistler Tunic from White Stuff

In a striking kiwi green colour the Whistler Tunic from White Stuff will always steal the show and because citrus green is a key colour pallet this Spring/Summer it’s the perfect statement piece for your wardrobe. With it’s bright colour and flattering shape this tunic is perfect to wear with leggings and boots for a relaxed drink with friends. Add the Yoshi Ludlow hand bag in black to finish the look.

Shop:    Tunic          Leggings            Bag

FLower Study Dress from Thought

The Thought Flower Study Dress in kingfisher is an eye catching teal. With the beautiful contrasting from the orange in the floral pattern this dress needs no accessories so just grab a black clutch bag and go. You can wear it with or without tights, and make a fashionable statement whether you’re going on a date night or first date.

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Relaxed Saturday

Eastside jumper with leggins

The White Stuff Eastside Jumper is perfect for relaxed spring days since its made of a Merino wool and Cotton. Its loose fitting and super comfortable so it’s perfect for a relaxing day whether you meeting the girls for lunch or going shopping. Pair it with the Mistral Shake Your Leg Leggings in Eclipse, Nova Vintage Backpack in Chestnut and big sunglasses for the perfect effortless look.

Shop:   Jumper           Leggings        Bag

Larissa Shirts from SeaSalt white crops

We now have the ever popular Larissa Shirt from Seasalt in two new colourways for spring. They are Semi fitted style and soft cotton so they are easy to wear and perfect for a relaxed day out with the kids. The colourful spring prints are perfect with the Albert Quay Crops in White from Seasalt for a cool laid back look.

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Dinner on Easter Sunday

Be My Favourite Sweater from the White Stuff

We love this relaxed sweater it’s soft and comfortable so it’s perfect for a casual family dinner. The colourful embroidery detail lifts the muted teal sweater and with the tiny flowers and bees this piece is perfect for spring. Pair it with your favourite jeans, a messy bun and Yoshi’s Davis Backpack in Raspberry for a relaxed and effortlessly chic look.

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Cast a Shadow Dress from Sea Salt

If you’re going for a more dressed up look go no further than the Cast a Shadow dress from Seasalt. Super easy to wear, with its scooped neckline, loose fit and super soft fabric we know it will quickly become your go to dress. Pair it with Nude tights, the Yoshi Marlow shopper in Navy and your favourite red lipstick for classic french style. Though, if your not ready to part with your knitwear you can always add the Irelands Eye Charlemont Cardigan.

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Easter Monday with the Family

Teardrop tunic from White Stuff

In teals and pinks the Teardrop Tunic shouts spring and it’s loose fit and v-neckline make it easy to wear. Its perfect layered with the Nice Cuppa Cardi in Hydro, from Mistral, and the indigo Jeggins, from SeaSalt. For the complete spring look finish with the White Stuff Shell Flower Necklace in Spring Pink.

Shop:    Tunic    Cardi      Jeggins    Necklace

Mistral Pretty Vintage Pin Tuck Top

This quirky fun top features embroidered Sunglasses in a range of bright colours perfect for spring. The lime green detailing goes perfectly with Mistral’s Tea for Two Cardi in Antique Moss. This outfit would be great to inject a little fun into your holiday weekend.

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