For years cotton reigned supreme when it came to basics, such as underwear, t-shirts and tank tops. However, more research is coming out on bamboo viscose fabric, and not only does it tick a lot of major boxes, but it also tends to convert people due to its luxe, soft comfort levels.

Here are the key reasons why Aussies are making the switch.


For many people, putting on underwear is just a habit. Their underwear is the first thing that they put on every morning and they have been doing it since they were kids. Not much thought goes into it beyond that. However, with the rise in education around the potential side effects of not wearing good quality, clean underwear, more people are putting thought into their purchasing decisions.

In Australia, where temperatures can be hot and humid, and many of us are active, having underwear that is breathable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial can help keep us dry, keep chafing at bay and keep things fresh “down there”. Bamboo Viscose fabric naturally has these elements. It is luxe soft, and is naturally breathable, anti-bacterial, anti- fungal and moisture wicking. The above mentioned facts make it a good choice for keeping things fresh.

As mentioned above, bamboo fibers have natural moisture wicking properties, meaning they can absorb and draw moisture away from the body, helping you keep dry and prevent discomfort such as chafing.

Hypoallergenic and antibacterial

Bamboo has natural antibacterial properties that can help keep odor-causing bacteria at bay. Additionally it is a good option for those with sensitive skin or allergies as some synthetic materials can cause rashes and discomfort.

Environmental and sustainable

Bamboo is a highly sustainable and renewable resource. It grows rapidly, requires minimal water, and doesn't need pesticides or fertilizers. Australia’s cult-favourite underwear brand Step One has gone a step further with this, by becoming the first Australian apparel brand to achieve end-to-end FSC certification. By partnering with FSC™ Step One is making a commitment to zero forestation, fair wage & work environments, plant and animal species protection & supporting local communities in all production of their bamboo viscose underwear.

Softness and Smooth Texture:

Bamboo fabric is known for its soft and smooth texture, providing a luxurious feel against the skin. The natural fibers make bamboo underwear a comfortable and pleasant choice for daily wear.

Living in our beautiful country, bamboo viscose is a great option for dealing with the heat and humidity. Additionally, when considering bamboo products, look into the brand's sustainable and ethical practices to ensure the overall positive impact on both the environment and communities involved in the production process.