Sustainable Sunday featuring Boody
We we so thrilled to first came across Boody during our incredible trip to Natural Products Expo West in Los Angeles in March! For those who haven't heard of EXPO it's a huge trade show that features over 3000 brands, many of them being vegan and organic...basically heaven for anyone who is obsessed with natural and alternative health and wellness products! To learn more about the event you can take a look at our EXPO West vlog part 1 a fun little video about what we discovered there.
Our main reason for attending EXPO was to discover and learn about emerging brands that care about the planet, our health and the animals on it and meet the amazing people behind these brands. With the aim of being able to share these brands with our followers. We walked over 8 miles per day around the show and found so many exciting, refreshing and unique products it was hard to keep track by the end! Although we were in our element tasting and trying all of the vegan and organic food that was on offer, we were even more excited when we came across a few sustainable clothing brands including Boody, an Australian based eco friendly underwear and base layer brand that create sustainable items from breathable bamboo.
We fell in love with their basics immediately and were super excited to learn that Boody has a base in London and Essex and also has a UK Instagram and website. Hooray! Boody kindly sent us some items to try, including their leggings, bikini briefs, socks, cami and bra. We are always looking to test out items for you so we often get sent items from brands in exchange for a feature on our website or Instagram page. However at Eat Sleep Organic you will never see us talking about a product unless it 100% aligns with our ethos and of course our opinions are always our own!
Boody, is one of the most exciting and transparent companies that we've partnered with! Their collection is made from viscose derived from bamboo. Their bamboo is grown without the use of fertilisers or pesticides and no irrigation, only natural rain water. Bamboo can grow up to 3 foot per day and requires far less water than cotton plants. Their manufacturing process is completely zero waste, using a knitting machine rather than cutting the fabric to ensure there's no fabric waste and recycling all of the water used to create their items. They also offer fair paid wages to their workers and use non toxic vegetables dyes. Even the boxes that the items are packaged in are recycled and printed with vegetable ink! Having tried and tested them, wearing Boody to meditate, work out and chill out, we can honestly say that they would be a great investment in your wardrobe. When we need new underwear we will certainly be buying all their styles in every colour! They feel incredibly soft, breathable and adaptable and their collection consists of pieces for men and women.
To work out we wore their full leggings and padded shaper bra. The leggings are made from 80% rayon derived from bamboo, 13% nylon, 7% spandex. They are one of Boody's most popular items and after lounging and exercising in them we can understand why! They have a waistband to stop them from falling down and they're also perfect for wearing as an extra layer in winter, outdoor pursuits and skiing trips. The bra is one of our favourite items and fits the both of us like a glove! It's so soft (like every item from Boody) and is so easy to throw on. (We are both wearing size small) The padding provides extra comfort and support, even when jumping and moving around whilst working out! We both felt it was very freeing to wear a bra without an underwire. This is quite the statement but it could be one of the most comfortable bras we've ever worn. It looks amazing on too and if there's one item from Boody's collection that we can't wait to own in every colour it's their padded shaper bra.
Their classic bikini underwear and cami were so comfortable and chic, we didn't want to take them off. The underwear is seem free so there's no need to worry about VPL and the cami was probably one of the items that surprised us the most. Whether we were wearing it around the house or paired with a cute pair of cropped trousers or jeans, it looked and felt beautiful. An absolute staple in anyone's wardrobe that can also be worn as a vest in the colder months.
Boody's collection is simple and timeless and although they are described as underwear or base layers we think that some items such as the leggings, bra and cami look great worn just as they are! The collection is totally affordable and you could easily purchase one item and pair it with something you already own. However if you are looking to cut down on spending we have some exciting news for you! We will be hosting a competition on our Instagram very soon to win a £50 gift voucher to spend on Boody's website open to our male and female followers. This means you could be sweating, lounging and enjoying items from Boody very soon! So make sure you are following us on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled. For any of our international followers Boody have an American, Canadian and Australian site. If you can't wait until then and you love the sound and look of Boody, you can check out their other items and shop their collection here.