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Why We Chose Bamboo for Manera’s New Changing Poncho

9 Jun , 2021  

Part towel, part changing room

Ponchos make changing into and out of your wetsuit or boardshorts easier and more convenient than ever before, plus it’ll get you warm and dry in just a few minutes. While changing ponchos have become more commonplace in the surf world, we set out to make it a warmer, softer, cleaner and greener product.

This new version features a higher collar that protects your neck from the wind, a larger bottom cut to improve freedom of movement and a hood tightening system.

We chose bamboo fabric mainly for two reasons:

The bamboo material has many great characteristics:

  • Ultra soft feeling
  • Absorbs water three to four times better than a regular cotton
  • Dries twice as fast as other materials
  • Naturally bacteriostatic
  • Naturally hypo-allergenic

Choosing bamboo over conventional fabrics has a reduced impact on earth:

  • Grows without fertilizers and pesticides
  • Bamboo farming needs four times less water than cotton
  • Absorbs 30% more CO2 than a tree, creates 30% more oxygen
  • Prevents deforestation: Can grow 1 meter per day
  • Prevents erosion because of its long roots

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