Eczema & Natural Living

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 smooth 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

"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 - QLD (by email) 


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..