Why Choose Bamboo

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.

Shop Doris and Dude


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.