Here’s a store I visit quite often when I’m in Bangkok – Green Cotton. I stumbled on it quite by mistake one day while I was walking through Amarin Plaza (Chidlom BTS stop next to Hyatt Erawan) savouring the cool air-conditioning. Bangkok can be abominably HOT!
What the store sells is items made out of natural unbleached cotton. Nothing bright or spandex laden in here. Everything is in a shade of beige or cream which can strike many as boring.
But what I’m here for really, is to get their cotton underwear! I bought a pair on a previous trip to try it out and on my last trip, I was back for more. Cotton, being a natural fibre can breathe better and makes wearing underwear so much more comfortable. Granted, it only comes in boring cream and a simple bikini cut, but it’ll do for everyday use. Its also surprisingly quite well made as mine have lasted multiple washes without showing wear. Prices start from THB40 each and up depending on size.
Depending on what else you like, there are other items in the store worth taking a look at. I’m always tempted to get the cotton waffle bath robes. They look so comfy!
There are also hats and T-shirts, eco bags and bedroom slippers. Oh and towels and bedlinen too! That’s another thing I’m always tempted to get. Maybe I will next time I’m there. I did buy a hat Its got a lovely wide brim with a ribbon and is washable – I threw mine in the machine when I got back, shaped it while wet and let it air dry. Good as new and at THB190 each, its great for a material that breathes and for a hat with a huge brim to keep out the sun. Packs easily too!
I’m no tree hugger, but I say items in Green Cotton are worth checking out. In any case, try a pair of the underwear (if you don’t mind the designs) They are unbleached cotton, well made and being cotton, breathe so you feel comfortable all day
I’m given to understand there are more Green Cotton shops around but I’m not sure where they are. The one I featured and which I go to often is on the 2nd Floor of Amarin Plaza (Chidlom BTS next to Hyatt Erawan). They accept cash and credit cards are only accepted above THB1000.
Have you seen this store while you were in Bangkok? Have you bought anything from them if you have?