Best Bamboo Underwear: 15 Options for Women (Updated!)

When you want to stay cool and comfy down under, kick those bulky cotton and suffocating synthetic panties to the curb in lieu of some breathable bamboo underwear. Bamboo viscose is super lightweight, extremely breathable, naturally moisture-wicking and antibacterial.

We’ve found great panties for pregnant and plus size women, as well as teeny bikinis, hipsters, high waist styles, and even period panties, that are leak-proof and allow you to ditch your pads, panty liners, and tampons altogether. Another green option we think is genius.

Because bamboo fabric feels lighter and silkier than cotton, is a seriously comfortable choice for clothing – from panties and bras to tanks, tees, and more. And if you’re already a bamboo panty convert, you might also want to consider our recommendations for the best bamboo pajamas.

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Is Bamboo Fabric Better for the Planet?

Bamboo is a mostly sustainable fabric choice that has a mostly green footprint because bamboo can be continually re-harvested and doesn't use nearly as much water as cotton, say the experts at GreenEcoFriend.

Another thing we think you'll love knowing is that most of your fave bamboo undies are actually biodegradable once you've worn them out. But no worries, these have a long shelf life and handle machine washing just fine.

Is Bamboo Underwear a Solution for Period Poverty?

Well, first we need to address the grim reality that 1 in 5 school-age girls miss school because they don't have access to menstrual supplies. We're not making that up. It comes straight from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

Whether it's lack of money, clean water, or sanitary supplies, bamboo underwear and specifically bamboo period panties can totally eliminate the need for menstrual supplies.

Most offer protection that's leakproof and minimizes menstrual odor. They're machine washable, so they can be washed and worn for years to come. Most also offer black cotton liners so there's no embarrassing bloodstains to worry about either. 

These period panties are cute too, so your girls won't have to worry that they're getting stuck wearing some ugly old grandma undies. 

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