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COVID-19 UPDATE

ORDERING, DELIVERY AND RETURNS UPDATE: 6TH APRIL 2020

Whilst we navigate through these uncertain times, we’ve made some changes here at MiEstilo to ensure we protect our people, distribution partners and customers.

ORDERING AND DISPATCH

Please be assured we are actively following all government guidelines and taking all the necessary social distancing precautions at our warehouse.
If you do have any queries with your order, then email is preferable as the team are working remotely. Email us at [email protected] and we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

DELIVERY

With the current situation and in order to meet customer expectations, we have currently paused our Next Day Delivery.
Delivery is currently taking 5-7 working days but could take a little longer. All our deliveries are contactless so you will not need to sign for them and drivers will ensure social distancing.

RETURNS

If you are returning an item, please bear with us. Due to the limited number of people working in our warehouse, returns are currently taking a little longer than the usual 15 working days. We have also extended our returns policy from 28 days to 60 days of receipt of your order.

 

Thank you for your patience.
The MiEstilo Team.

What makes bamboo clothing so special?

Bamboo is one of the world’s most sustainable resources. Our bamboo crop is organically farmed, and the clothes are ethically made. Bamboo Body clothing is luxuriously soft and comfortable, beautifully designed and made to the highest quality.

 

 

 

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Bamboo clothing is a sustainable alternative to cotton. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and renewable resources in the world and requires no pesticides, fertilisers and very little water to grow. The main issue with cotton farming is the significant use of water and pesticides.

Is bamboo clothing cooler than cotton?

Studies show that bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. That is why bamboo socks are so popular – Many people claim they can wear them for days on end and they still feel soft and comfortable.

Is bamboo clothing good for hot weather?

Bamboo clothing is lightweight and breathable making it ideal for hot weather. Studies show bamboo clothing is more breathable than cotton and its moisture wicking properties help keep your body fresh and dry. Look for styles that cover more skin and darker colours for extra sun protection.

What does bamboo clothing feel like?

Our bamboo clothing is incredibly soft, light and comfortable to wear. Many Bamboo Body customers report that once they wear our bamboo clothes, they don't want to wear anything else! Made from bamboo viscose and organic cotton, our bamboo
fabric has a beautiful drape and feels luxuriously soft and smooth against your skin.

Is bamboo clothing organic?

Bamboo Body clothing is made with organically grown bamboo. Our bamboo crop is grown without the use of pesticides, fertilisers or chemicals. No irrigation is required and there is no genetic modification. Our bamboo fibre is OEKO-Tex100 certified
which means there is no trace of harmful chemicals in the end product.

Is bamboo clothing good for eczema and allergy sufferers?

Our bamboo fabric is extremely smooth and soft. It is also OEKO-Tex100 certified which means it is free from harmful chemicals and residues. People with skin sensitivities such as eczema and psoriasis report that our bamboo clothing does not irritate their skin like most other fabrics. Bamboo is also naturally hypoallergenic.

Is bamboo clothing skin friendly?

The bamboo fabric we use is kind to the skin:
It is extremely smooth and soft
It is breathable
It is lightweight and can help regulate body temperature
Absorbs moisture keeping your body fresh and dry
Contains at least 90% fibres derived from bamboo

Is bamboo clothing warm?

Bamboo clothing is thermo-regulating which means it adjusts to your body temperature.

Are there specific care instructions for bamboo clothing?

There is no need to dry clean bamboo clothing, however we do recommend turning garments inside out and avoid washing with abrasive fabrics such as denim or Velcro. Machine wash with like colours and do not rub or bleach. Line dry in the shade or tumble dry on low. Cool iron if required.

Does bamboo clothing stretch?

Some bamboo fabric blends, particularly bamboo / spandex, are designed to stretch while still retaining its shape. This is why bamboo clothing is such a great option for maternity wear. 100% woven bamboo has less stretch and will hold its shape.

Is bamboo clothing suitable for travelling?

Bamboo clothing is well suited to travel:
Soft and comfortable fabric, perfect for long haul flights or drives.
Won't require ironing if packed neatly.
Can be worn for days and still feel fresh and comfortable.
Our versatile styles can be dressed up or down so you can pack less.

Is bamboo clothing suitable for maternity wear?

Our bamboo fabric is organic, breathable, and feels wonderfully smooth and soft against your skin. Blending bamboo with spandex gives our maternity clothing extra stretch, while retaining its shape.

What is the life of MiEstilo Bamboo Face Mask?

The expected life of Bamboo face mask is Six months, as it can be washed & reused again and again.?

How MiEstilo Bamboo Face Masks are different from other masks ?

Bamboo possesses natural anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent called “Bamboo-kun”, which kills, prevents and reduces the generation of bacteria and fungus in the mask.

Is bamboo clothing suitable for yoga class?

Bamboo clothing is ideal for yoga as bamboo is a natural fibre and the fabric is soft, comfortable and breathable. We recommend more fitted styles for inversions / downward-facing poses. You also need more fitted pants, or pants tapered at the knee or ankle so avoid tripping or riding up.

Does Antibacterial and Antifungal properties stay after washing? If Yes? How many Washes?

The bamboo posseses “Bamboo-Kun” naturally it is the inherent part of the fabric, so the antibacterial and antifungal properties doesn’t go with the washing, so the properties will remain forever.

WHY BAMBOO IS CONSIDERED SUSTAINABLE

Introduction

Bamboo textiles are cloth, yarn and clothing made out of bamboo fibres. While historically used only for structural elements, such as the ribs of old-fashioned corsets, in recent years a range of technologies have been developed allowing bamboo fibre to be used in a wide range of textile and fashion applications. Modern bamboo clothing is made from either 100% bamboo yarn or a blend of bamboo and other yarns such as cotton or other textile fibres including hemp, spandex and nylon.

Ecological reasons for using bamboo for textiles and clothing

1. EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH

Reaching more than 100 feet tall, bamboo is the largest member of the grass family. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. One Japanese species has been recorded as growing over 3 feet in a day. There are over 1600 species of bamboo found in diverse climates from cold mountains to hot tropical regions. About 100 million acres of the earth is covered with bamboo, mostly in Asia. The high growth rate of bamboo and the fact that bamboo can grow in such diverse climates makes the bamboo plant a sustainable and versatile resource.

2. HARVESTING

Once a new shoot emerges from the ground, the new cane will reach its full height in just 8–10 weeks. Each cane reaches maturity in 3–5 years. Bamboo can be continually re-harvested with no damage to the surrounding environment. It is a grass and so regenerates after being cut just like a lawn without the need for replanting. This regular harvesting is actually of benefit to the health of the plant – studies have shown that felling of canes leads to vigorous re-growth and an increase in the amount of biomass the next year.

3. YIELD AND LAND USE

Land use is of extreme importance in current global climate conditions as the world’s seven billion people compete for water, food, fibre and shelter. Sustainable land use practices provide both economic and environmental advantages. Bamboo can be
used as food, fibre and shelter and due to its ease of growth and extraordinary growth rate is a cheap, sustainable and efficient crop. Bamboo also grows very densely – its clumping nature enables a lot of it to be grown in a comparatively small area, easing pressure on land use. Yields of bamboo of up to 150 ton per acre greatly exceed the yield of 25 tons for most trees and only 3-5 ton per acre for cotton. Bamboo requires only one-time planting of bamboo and very little care and maintenance. In a time when land use is under enormous pressure, bamboo’s high yield per hectare becomes extremely significant.

4. GREENHOUSE GASES AND GLOBAL WARMING

Human activity is not only producing more carbon dioxide, but it is also severely damaging the ability of the planet to absorb carbon via its carbon sinks — the forests. Growing forests absorb CO2 but deforestation has, sadly, resulted in fewer trees to soak up rising levels of CO2. Bamboo’s extreme growth minimizes CO2 and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. One acre of bamboo sequesters 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year while one acre of young forest only sequesters 45 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

5. DEFORESTATION

Bamboo planting can slow deforestation, providing an alternative source of timber for the construction industry and cellulose fibre for the textile industry. It allows communities to turn away from the destruction of their native forests and to construct
commercial bamboo plantations that can be selectively harvested annually without the destruction of the grove.
During harvest season, tree plantations have to be chopped down and terminated, but bamboo keeps on growing. So 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 field which releases yet more CO2.

6. WATER USE

Very little bamboo is irrigated and there is sound evidence that the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of trees. This makes bamboo more able to handle harsh weather conditions such as drought, flood and high temperatures. Compare bamboo to cotton – a thirsty crop… It can take more than 5,000 gallons of water to produce a bit more than 2 pounds of cotton and 73% of the global cotton harvest comes from irrigated land. Bamboo on the other hand requires only 130 gallons of water to produce 3 pounds and requires no irrigation at all. Some studies indicate that cotton is the largest user of water among all agricultural
commodities.

7. SOIL EROSION

Yearly replanting of crops such as cotton leads to widespread soil erosion. Conventional cotton-growing also causes a severe reduction in soil quality through the impact of constant use of pesticides on soil organisms. The extensive root system of bamboo and the fact that it is not uprooted during harvesting means bamboo actually helps preserve soil and prevents soil erosion.
The bamboo plants root system creates an effective watershed, stitching the soil together along fragile river banks, deforested areas, and in places prone to mudslides. It also greatly reduces rain run-off.

8. PESTICIDES AND FERTILIZERS

A significant benefit of using bamboo as the organic base for textile fibres is that there is no need for pesticides or fertilizers when growing bamboo. Bamboo also contains a substance called bamboo-kun – an antimicrobial agent that gives the plant a natural resistance to pest and fungi infestation. By contrast, 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. Fertilizers are also applied to cotton fields to increase growth rate and crop yields.

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