Bamboo fabric possesses many endearing qualities that support your health and the health of the environment.
- Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Resource:
♦ Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants worldwide. It regenerates quickly without the need for replanting, grows densely and thus has higher yields per acre than cotton.
♦ In our age of Global warming, Bamboo offers benefits beyond construction materials. Both young and mature Bamboo plantations absorb 35% more carbon dioxide than the equivalent stand of trees helping to clear pollution from our air.
♦ It requires no artificial chemicals in their cultivation thus rendering it a sustainable, environmentally friendly resource. (Miller McLune 2010 “Building with Bamboo.”)
♦ Bamboo is cheaper to plant, grows faster, requires less arable land space, and can be harvested using less fossil fuel thereby lessening the harmful impact on the environment.
- Comfort Qualities
♦ When processed, the rayon derived from the bamboo or bamboo fibers is recognized for its softness. As soft as silk or cashmere.
♦ Bamboo fabric naturally resists mold, mildew and odors allowing for less frequent washing.
♦ Bamboo fiber is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial.
♦ The bamboo stalk has a tough exterior but the inner fiber is of a porous nature. This enables the fabric to be breathable, have strong absorbing qualities, and provides excellent wicking and ventilation properties, all essential qualities of the fabric for keeping your body warm during cool weather and cool during warm weather.
♦ Rayon of bamboo fabric is easily cared for,
♦ And is recognized, loved and chosen because of its durability. When compared to cotton, “ Bamboo yarn shows better results in case of strength, elongation and hairiness.’’ Yarn & Fabric: Bamboo VS Cotton. (Indian Textile Journal: Oct. 30, 2010)