Hi, I’m Anna and I created O2wear in 2011, we’re based in Adelaide Australia. It all started one winter with my own futile search for an everyday base layer. I just couldn't find something that ticked all the boxes, though I’ll admit my search criteria was pretty long! I was looking for a thermal that wasn’t itchy, didn’t get smelly and was soft and comfy to wear. It needed to be insulating for warmth, but not add extra bulk when layered. I also wanted something that looked good even if it wasn’t going to be seen much, and with all this in mind, it was slim pickings :)
I began research in to manufacturing my own range and as I learnt more about the process and the fashion industry as a whole, I realised I wanted to work with sustainable materials. This narrowed the search somewhat and led me to bamboo fabric. It ticked many of the boxes when it came to the qualities I was looking for in a fabric – breathable, light-weight, moisture wicking, suitable for sensitive skin and eczema suffers, feels and looks good, but importantly it’s a relatively sustainable option. Bamboo is actually a grass, it’s a self-regenerating crop that requires little in the way of water or pesticides to grow, reducing its ecological footprint. (If you’re interested to learn more, head here).
We design for quality, longevity and functionality. Manufactured from premium, sustainably sourced materials that look good, feel good and don’t cost the earth.