Bamboo is one of the world’s best sustainable resources. With a growth rate of up to a metre per day, bamboo also holds the record as the world’s fastest growing plant. And it’s actually not a tree, but a grass that grows new shoots after being harvested, without having to be replanted. Bamboo fabric is also 100% biodegradable, making it an excellent eco-friendly clothing option.
Bamboo grows without the use of pesticides, fertilisers or other chemicals. Unlike crops such as cotton, it doesn’t require irrigation to grow, helping to conserve our planet’s most precious resource.
Bamboo has a unique antibacterial quality. It contains an anti-bacteria bio-agent called “bamboo kun”, found naturally in bamboo. This means that bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, no matter how many times it is washed. And because bacteria doesn’t survive well on bamboo fabric, it is odour-resistant and more hygienic than similar fabric types. This makes it a perfect choice for clothing such as socks and active wear.
Bamboo fabric is both strong and soft. Not only is it durable enough to throw in the washing machine, it’s breathable and lightweight at the same time. And the feeling of bamboo fabric against your skin is just luxurious, soft and silky, it’s compared to the feeling of cashmere and silk.
Another key feature of bamboo fabric is that it absorbs (or wicks) moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable. This feature makes it a natural choice for sporting and active wear – in particular bamboo socks keep sweaty feet dry and odour-free. Because of the moisture absorbing and natural insulating properties of bamboo fibres, bamboo can help keep you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. It’s great for newborn babies who are unable to regulate their body temperature – bamboo clothing and bed linen acts as a natural thermal regulation.
Because bamboo fabric is so soft and naturally antibacterial, the eco-friendly bamboo fibres do not irritate the skin. It’s a gentle fabric, making it perfect for babies and people with skin irritations and conditions such as eczema.
Bamboo fabric helps cut almost 98% of harmful UV rays.