Kavu Bamboo button-down oxford


Pros: bamboo/viscose, stylish, rugged

Cons: made in China (sustainably but far away), somewhat expensive

Best shirt I own, bought from a fantastic salesperson at a fantastic local store, Kavu. I missed their big warehouse sale, but they gave me a discount anyway. I bought 2 more of each item when they said they'd be giving me the discount as a thanks. This shirt is kind of western-feeling in the shoulder and chest design, but it also makes it more of a "going out" possibility rather than just the work shirt I bought it to be. They also gave me a tip on a good local embroidery company since it's going to be a logo-shirt for my residential and small biz energy auditing company. I like the feeling of bamboo, it's got a great heft without feeling droopy, it's going to last a long time, and it's a very sustainable material overall. I asked about the made in China label and they said they really did their due diligence in trying to get a really quality product made of sustainable materials more locally, but since the bamboo was harvested and manufactured a few miles from the shop where it's made into clothing, I was satisfied that the trade-off was worth it, ecologically. They visit the shop regularly to make sure fair labor practices are in place and working properly. The shirt is my current favorite and I will buy more for my staff in the future.

Aaron Campbell Energy

Kavu Bamboo button-down oxford

Super comfortable bamboo shirt. I had a very enlightening conversation at the local (Seattle) outlet about their ongoing commitment to using sustainable materials and labor. The shirt was immediately wearable, stylish, and well-made. High-quality product top to bottom.

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