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Gotta Have It BAM

Eco-friendly and stylish - check out this workout gear from Bam, cleverly made from soft and flexible bamboo.

Me. In my dreams.

So here’s one of my favourite bits of trivia – bamboo can grow up to 91cm a day! OK that’s a record breaking variety you wouldn’t want to accidentally sit on a patch of but most bamboo is generally very fast growing which is why, when it’s not feeding pandas, it’s a super eco-friendly fabric for clothes.

You don’t have to grow your own because BAM Clothing, has created a whole range of lovely leisure and fitness clothes from this wonder material. Bamboo feels like soft cotton and you can wash it the same way. It’s comfy and supportive so you can stretch into all sorts of crazy shapes doing yoga, or indeed playing Twister.


woman doing yoga stretch in turquoise vest and purple leggings

Raja Pant and Enduro Sports Crop Top, BAM

It’s good for allergy prone skin and anti-static. It’s also temperature-regulating, cuts out a lot of harmful UV rays, and the fabric is moisture wicking, too. Clever stuff. Basically the only thing bamboo doesn’t do, as far as I can tell, is absorb fat, which is a shame.

Muddy Devon discovered this cool brand on her patch but everything’s available online. The founder David Gordon launched BAM in 2006, after trekking across Greenland (as you do) and deciding he wanted to come up with an environmentally sustainable business idea.

woman in red dress on beach with man sat on the back of a van

Simple Tee Shirt Dress from BAM

The BAM clothing range spans the whole wardrobe, from underwear to casual daywear, lounge clothes and accessories, for both men and women.  I’ve just got a pretty turquoise yoga top and it’s lovely and soft.


Enduro Deep Waistband Bamboo Leggings, £48

These Enduro Bamboo Leggings are ideal all-rounders when it comes to exercise.

leggings and purple vest

Serena Top, Fig, £32

And here’s the Serena Top, good for yoga and pilates, another snuggler in the soft stakes, with a wrap across the front, flattering but also great for women who feel less comfortable baring all in a more skimpy vest.

mint cool down jumper

Cool Down Sweat Top, Soft Mint Marl £44

This Cool Down Sweat Top is not only handy pre or post workout but when you just feel like you want to sling on something super-cosy. Love the concealed zip pockets, too, for when you’re running and want somewhere to put your phone.

So I’ve now completely run out of excuses not to exercise. Thanks a bunch, Team BAM Clothing.

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