Bamboo fabric is one of the world’s most sustainable eco friendly resources because it is one of the worlds fastest-growing plants and does not have to have its roots removed when it is harvested causing erosion. It can be harvested annually regenerating from the roots, replacing the crop naturally without the need for re-planting or crop rotation. It also absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen into the air.
Fibres such as cotton require large amount of water, pesticides etc but bamboo being drought and flood tolerant is by comparison low-maintenance and doesn’t require costly and damaging pesticides to grow it. Bamboo has natural anti-bacterial and anti microbial properties that make it unattractive to pests. Also when it is manufactured into bamboo fabric these properties persist. A Japanese company conducted testing on bamboo fabric showed these properties were still evident even after 50+ washes. This attribute assists with people who suffer from body odour.
Bamboo fabric is soft like silk and is used amongst other things for babies nappies, towels and clothing. It is very durable though and can be washed frequently usually on a delicate cycle in your washing machine. It can wick moisture from your skin, is fast-drying and offers natural UV-protection ensuring it is a versatile fabric for everyone. This eco friendly natural fabric is cool for those hot summer months but warm and snug when the cooler season begins. It is also a perfect fabric for people who have very sensitive skin and are hypoallergenic.