Is Bamboo the New Eco-Sustainable Cotton?
Have you ever read about fabric made out of bamboo plants? I did, and I’m quite curious about it. It’s really hard to find it in my country, so I’m about to order some online as soon as possible. This bamboo fabric seems to have all the characteristic I look for in clothes:
- It’s cruelty free. It can look and feel like wool, but it doesn’s involve animals exploitation, of any kind. In fact, bamboo is a very common plant.
- It’s eco friendly. Bamboo plants don’t need any chemicals to grow. In fact they’re not affected by diseases that affect most cultivations.
- It’s safe for people suffering from allergies. It’s a natural material, so it won’t cause any reaction on your skin. Of course, it must be dyed with natural colours!
- It’s a very versatile material. They really make everything out of it. From silky fabric to knitted clothes, or jersey that looks like lycra!
*What is Bamboo Jersey?*
It’s Natural and Soft:
Bamboo plant can even grow up fast in one night. As it is a fast-growing and quickly renewable natural resource, bamboo can replace cotton, wood, etc. Soft and drapes like silks and dries easily.
Scientist found that bamboo contains a special anti-bacterial agent named “Bamboo Kun”. This substance has particular and natural anti-bacterial and deodorizing functions. Even after fifty washings, bamboo fabric still keeps its excellent properties.
Exposure of human skin to UV radiation causes some serious skin problems such as aging of skin, roughening, wrinkles, blotches, sagging and sometimes leads to skin cancer. Bamboo fabric can protect human skin strongly from damages of UV radiation, because it naturally possesses anti-UV radiation characteristics
Breathable & Cool:
The bamboo fibre cross-section is fully filled with micro-gaps and micro-holes, so it has excellent properties of breathability and moisture absorption. Thanks to this unique microstructure bamboo fibre clothes can absorb and evaporate sweat very quickly.
Authoritative sources have tested these bamboo properties and state that in midsummer clothes produced with bamboo fibre maintain body temperature 1 or 2 degrees lower than normal garments.
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