Bamboo Men’s Underwear – Sarrini – Style, Quality & Comfort
We, at Sarrini, think that you will agree when we say that it is hard to find men’s underwear to be comfortable, look good and sexy on you and in the same time look after your health.
1. Why giving that much attention to underwear?
Well, because underwear in any shape we can think of being micro briefs, boxer shorts, trunks designer boxers or just normal briefs, is an indispensable part of every outfit. Underwear gives us warmth when needed, support and hygiene and it’s worn by almost everyone worldwide.
2. What is it made of and is it important?
Underwear can be made from many materials, each with distinct advantages and disadvantages.
3. The most common materials for Underwear. which is the best one?
- Cotton – cotton is the most commonly used material from which men’s underwear can be made. Cotton is a soft substance that grows naturally as a protective layer around the seeds of its plant. Cotton has been used for centuries in the manufacture of clothing due to its good balance of comfort, structural integrity and strength.
- Polyester – polyester is also widespread underwear material. Polyester is normally synthetically produced. It has great durability, can be easily cleaned and dried however, it’s not pleasant against the skin.
- Nylon – nylon is a synthetic material and has been recent used in the manufacture of clothing. It was created as a cheaper, imitation of silk. It is popular for its durability. Resilience and elasticity as well as how easy is to clean it and maintain.
What is the general opinion about polyester and nylon?
Well, us at Sarrini and the general opinion gives a big NO to polyester and nylon to be used as materials for men’s underwear. Underwear made of nylon and polyester will not feel pleasant against your skin, they have no good breathability and you will end up having rash when worn in hot weather.
- Wool – wool has been used for clothing since the dawn of mankind. It’s often used for its warm properties however, due to better materials being discovered wool is rather obsolete now. Cons – Due to its warm properties wool it is not very pleasant during the hot summer period.
- Spandex – commonly called Lycra, spandex was created in 1959 and it is an incredible material. It is not comfortable nor pleasant when used on its own but mixed in small quantities into the waves of other underwear fabrics greatly increase their elasticity.
- Silk – silk is a naturally occurring substance, produced by a variety of insects. Silk fabrics are soft to the touch but are expensive and difficult to care for. In underwear, silk is chosen for its aesthetic instead of practicality.
- Leather – leather is usually from tanned cow’s skin, and it is a tough, hard material used throughout the age. However, as underwear is not comfortable but based on stylistic preferences, some persons do prefer it.
- Bamboo fibre – bamboo underwear is made of bamboo fibres. Due to recent discoveries and technologies developed, bamboo fibres have been used in a wide range of textiles and fashion application. As traditional use, in China and Japan, thin strips of bamboo were woven into hats and shoes. In the west, bamboo was sometime used as a structural component in corsets, bustles and other elements used in fashionable women’s dresses.
4. Bamboo Fibre – Did you know how is produced?
Bamboo fibre is a cellulose fibre extracted or fabricated from natural bamboo, and possibly other additives, and is made from the pulp of bamboo plants. Bamboo leaves and the soft inner pith from the hard bamboo trunk are extracted using a steaming process and mechanically crushed. The cellulose from bamboo is processed into viscose rayon. There are alternatives processes where natural enzyme is used to break down the walls and extract the bamboo fibre. This bast fibre is then spun into yarn. In fine counts the yarn has a silky touch. The outcome material is very durable and an extremely high-quality product.
5. That’s not all. Check out some impressive facts!
- Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world, is reaching up to 35meters (115 ft) tall and is the largest member of the grass family. There are species recorded as growing over 1 metre (3.3 ft) a day and there are over 1600 species overall found in diverse climates. The bamboo species used for clothing is called Moso bamboo which is the most important bamboo in China and covers about 2% of the total Chinese forest area.
- Helping the planet as well? Yes, bamboo minimises CO2 and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. When a bamboo cane is cut down, it will produce another shoot and is ready for harvest again in as little as one year. Compare this to cotton – harvesting organic cotton requires the destruction of the entire crop causing bare soils to bake in the sun and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Before replanting next year’s crop the cotton farmers till the fields which releases yet more CO2.
- A huge benefit – there is no need for pesticides or fertilizers when growing bamboo. Compare this to cotton – only 2.4% of the world’s arable land is planted with cotton, yet cotton accounts for 24% of the world’s insecticide market and 11% of the sale of global pesticides. Many of these pesticides are hazardous and toxic. An estimated 1 million to 5 million cases of pesticide poisoning occur every year, resulting in 20,000 reported deaths among agricultural workers and at least 1 million requiring hospitalization. Even organic cotton farming uses pesticides – copper and copper salts.
- Saves our water – bamboo is very little irrigated and handles harsh weather conditions such as drought, flood and high temperatures. Compare bamboo to cotton which is a thirsty crop – it can take up to 20,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of cotton and 73% of the global cotton harvest comes from irrigated land. Some estimates indicate that cotton is the largest user of water among all agricultural commodities.
- Bamboo fibre is biodegradable in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. Having reached the end of its useful life, clothing made from bamboo can be composted and disposed of in an organic and environmentally friendly manner.
- Bamboo contains a substance called bamboo-kun – an antimicrobial agent that gives the plant a natural resistance to pest and fungi infestation. Finished bamboo fabric retains some of bamboo’s original antibacterial property. Studies in India (2012) have investigated the antibacterial nature of bamboo-rayon fabric against even harsh levels of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The study found that “bamboo rayon showed excellent and durable antibacterial activities against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria”.
Big thanks to WIKIPEDIA for these impressive facts! 😉
6. The best material to be used for underwear?
We have a clear winner and this is the bamboo fibre. We, at Sarrini, decided to choose bamboo fibre for our men’s underwear due to all the above properties and because it exceeds cotton’s durability, exceed all the other materials used for making underwear in terms of how pleasant is to the skin, exceeds wool’s properties by feeling warm in cold weather and feeling cold in hot weather and it’s incredible light similar with the silk.
Honestly, we really think that bamboo fibre is one of the best material ever invented to be used in clothing industry and in special for making underwear.
Bamboo fibre is just perfect. It combines only the good characteristics of all the other materials in one perfect material for underwear.
7. Where is the catch?
We really cannot find any downside of this great material. Yes, we may say that on downside is the price slightly higher than cotton’s and other materials but when you think of how many great benefits it has it’s a cheap material.
8. Why to choose bamboo mens underwear?
Nowadays, more and more people are choosing good natural food to maintain their bodies, but how about the skin which is the biggest human organ? Well, we should look after it better and wear underwear made of bamboo fibre to treat our skin as it deserves. Your body is important! Treat it right!
9. What’s the real story and why you didn’t know about bamboo fibre men underwear?
Bamboo fibres are relatively new used in clothing industry and its benefits are not globally known. More and more people will start loving bamboo clothing and bamboo underwear once they will discover its great benefits and the great feeling of wearing them.
10. Why SARRINI underwear and not some other brand?
Bamboo fibre being relatively new material for clothing industry, there are very few brands on the market with premium design and style. In fact, most of bamboo underwear comes from China and the accent is put only on comfort and not of design and premium feeling.
Therefore we created Sarrini, a premium underwear brand inspired by Italy, and we created our mens boxers with style and comfort in mind.
We challenge you to try them and we are sure that you will give us justice when we are saying that bamboo underwear is the best men’s underwear.