A few weeks ago I received a little brochure through the post on BAM performance clothing. The garments are made from bamboo - hence the name and it looked kind of funky. In addition, I liked the story of the chap who started the company - David Gordon, who founded this range in 2006 and has slowly built the business up from his garage. I have a lot of respect for the self-employed/entrepreneur.
My husband is self-employed and we are embarking on a new business venture (affordable pet memorials for children to personalise) and whilst it is exciting, it is a lot of hard work. The hardest thing is to get your product to sell without bankrupting yourself in the process. We are shortly going to be featured in the Daily Mirror (for free!) in their biz section. I digress. I really did like the product and wasn't just after a freebie. I wanted to help spread the word.
So, without an ounce of shame, I emailed the company to ask whether or not I could have a couple of items to review. As you know, I don't do many reviews unless I think its relevant to my blog. I certainly was tired of my usual workout get up (which, incidentally, happens to be Pineapple leggings which are mostly frayed from all the use). To my delight they said yes and sent me the following items.
|BAM T-shirt - picture their website http://www.bambooclothing.co.uk/|
It is so soft and of a good thick quality - like lycra - but softer. I was a bit dubious as to whether or not my 36G boobs would be squeeze into a size 16 top but to my delight the 16 was plenty big enough and the length also covered my bum. Dare I say it, I might have got away with a size 14. So well done BAM for making great looking performance wear for the larger lady who is ultimately trying to exercise their way into the smaller sizes.
|Yoga wide leg pants|
I loved these. Again, they were so soft and fitted perfectly in size and in length (I'm 5ft 5.5 - and yes the .5 makes all the difference!). Its made me want to dig out my Pilates DVD. They also do a range of leggings which I will certainly be looking to get for my workouts. I would love to see a cycling range and even a pregnancy range. I think you could have a lot of fun with a 'wham bam' type of pregnancy logo and I certainly would have worn the yoga pants whilst pregnant. Maybe this is a range they could consider.
I loved the products so much I have just purchased this in the sale (reduced from £40 to £20). It is a fabulous colour and I think the word BAM sums up my blog (in your face, no sitting on the fence) and makes you just want to get on and work out - no excuses!
I really hope BAM performance clothing makes its way into the main stream stores like Debenhams. In the meantime, I will most certainly be buying from their on-line store.
I was sent two products, free of charge, to review on The 1970's Diet. I liked the product so much I purchased the jumper as seen above.