We pride ourselves in the fact that our manufacturing processes are eco-certified and that our garments are made from ethically sourced, 100% organically grown bamboo. It is our desire to see the world of fashion transform and embrace practices that respect both the environment, as well as the people that live in it. And we believe that it all starts with us. By challenging consumers to change their habits and to educate themselves about ethical fashion, we hope to contribute to a cleaner and greener future!
Boody is an Australian sustainable clothing brand that makes everyday basics. Created by two families, today their children continue their work. From women’s and men’s essentials to active, baby and loungewear, Boody has your entire wardrobe of basics covered.
We’ve arrived at a point in time where we need to make change. There shouldn’t be an ‘eco’ category. There should only be an ‘eco’ category. But we know we’re not there yet. So, we’ll keep making everyday essentials with materials that are better for the environment than the range that came before.
And comfier, of course. We’re still Boody, after all.
Boody SA’s journey began when entrepreneurs Nick Stein, Richard Frankel & Herschel Aronstan came across the Australian-born organic clothing brand in 2014. They instantly fell in love with Boody’s skin-friendly and earth-loving qualities and were impressed with its level of quality and comfort. After not being able to find any other product like it, they were eager to share their discovery and show South Africa what organically grown bamboo fabric had to offer. This, of course, led them to launch Boody SA in 2015. Since then, the brand has been steadily expanding its reach throughout South Africa and Mauritius, and has seen impressive growth in its distribution network – the team are happy to note that the demand for fabrics that are both skin and eco-friendly is gathering momentum. And it’s thanks to them that we can now enjoy the many benefits of organic derived clothing! From silky soft socks and underwear to incredibly comfortable shirts, Boody SA has a stunning selection of everyday basics for adults and babies that are designed to make customers feel good inside and out.
We’re forever looking for ways we can improve our sustainable practices through every touch point. From materials, to manufacturing and shipping, our values are embedded into our culture and in our people.
Everything we make is certified cruelty-free and comes from ethical supply chains, so you can be confident in your choices. We believe in refining rather than reinventing the design of our clothing, creating timeless, versatile looks to be worn again and again.
The Benefits of Bamboo in Clothing
The benefits of bamboo fabric are endless. Naturally eco-friendly, a dream to wear, resilient, superbly soft and healthy for even the most sensitive skin, bamboo clothing is without a doubt the way to go.
THE CHOICE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
No pesticides. No insecticides. No fertilisers. Ok, we’re off to a good start…
Grown without artificial irrigation
Producing commercial harvests of bamboo requires only rainwater. What’s more, all water used in the production process is recycled and re-used.
Improving air quality
Bamboo plantations produce 30% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees and absorb more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.
Fast growing, regenerating
The fastest growing woody plant in the world, some species of bamboo shoot up as much as one metre a day! New stems are able to be harvested again and again. Honestly, try to wrap your mind around that.
THE CHOICE FOR HEALTH
Anti-bacterial & anti-fungal
Bamboo contains an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal bio-agent which is retained through the process of fabrication and after washing many, many times. This property also makes Boody garments odour-resistant. Sounds good… and smells good.
Particularly suitable for eczema sufferers and those with extra sensitive skin.
Breathable & moisture-wicking
The structure of the bamboo fibres contains micro-gaps, which provide ventilation and pull moisture away from the body, allowing the skin to breathe.
UPF50+ Sun protection
All Boody garments are made from a UPF50+ rated fabric to protect yourself from ultraviolet (UV) damage. Layer up!
THE CHOICE FOR COMFORT
Light, luxuriously soft and gentle on the skin, bamboo is a dream to wear.
Cosy in winter, cool in summer, Boody garments provide warmth without bulk. Great for exercise in all conditions.
A neutral charge prevents static build-up, preventing clinging.
PETA Vegan Approved
With more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organisation on the planet. We’re pleased to see that all Boody products are PETA Vegan Approved and certified, seeing that no animal products are used in the production of our garments (making it 100% vegan). We work with certified factories and suppliers to produce bamboo-rich clothing, but the bamboo used to produce our fabrics is not the same bamboo that pandas eat. Meaning no pandas have gone hungry in the creation of our clothing!