Allergies, rashes and skin conditions such as eczema can be irritated by fabrics made from traditional fibres such as wool, synthetic nylon and polyester. Likewise, chemicals used in the processing and manufacturing of next-to-skin clothing can exacerbate itching and swelling for suffers of sensitive skin.
While there is no known cure for eczema, relief of symptoms such as itching and irritation provides the best form of treatment. Many people report that clothes made from bamboo provide such relief. Bamboo viscose fibres are long and silky, meaning its very smooth, minimising irritation and rubbing. Bamboo is perfect for base-layer and next-to-skin clothes such as leggings, camisoles and tanks.
"I wear bamboo tank tops almost every single day under my clothing. They are so soft and don't irritate my skin which is quite sensitive. Love that I have finally found somewhere to buy them. Thanks." - Sue, Tank Top
"Perfect for layering and so soft on my eczema-prone skin. These are now my everyday favourites." - Alison, Camisole
"Lovely fabric, feels nice to wear even with sensitive skin." - Sharon, Scoop Tee
"Very pleased with this top, I have some fitted jumpers for work and this top gives me extra warmth in this cold weather. I also layer with the sleeveless top for even more warmth. I have sensitive skin and these tops feel really lovely to wear. Looking forward to purchasing more soon." - Debbie, 3/4 Sleeve Top
"I love my new O2wear long sleeve tops. The fabric feels silky and soft, they look great - and best of all they do not irritate my sensitive skin." - Joanne, Long Sleeve Crew
"For all those people suffering from eczema out there, I must say my legs itch 95% less when I am wearing your leggings. I have even started wearing them to bed as all my pyjama pants make my legs worse through the night." Nicole - Leggings
Why is bamboo so good for people with sensitive skin?
Bamboo clothing is also lightweight and extremely breathable. Heat and perspiration can irritate and inflame sensitive skin, so the natural temperature regulating properties of bamboo are of great benefit. Bamboo fibre is moisture wicking, helping to keep the skin dry and fresh. O2wear bamboo clothes are cool in summer, and warm in winter.
The increased use of chemicals and toxins in manufacturing is commonly cited as a cause for skin irritation and sensitivity. All O2wear products are certified with the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard which certifies that no harmful chemicals or controlled substances are residual in the bamboo viscose fabric used for manufacturing our clothing..