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Bamboo Properties

Botanically categorized as a grass and not a tree

Bamboo just might be the world’s most sustainable resource. It is the fastest growing type of grass and can shoot up a yard or more a day. Bamboo reaches maturity quickly and is ready for harvesting in about 4 years. Bamboo does not require replanting after harvesting because its vast root network continually sprouts new shoots which almost zoom up while you watch them, pulling in sunlight and greenhouse gases and converting them to new green growth. Bamboo does this the natural way without the need for petroleum-guzzling tractors and poisonous pesticides and fertilizers.

Since bamboo requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, it is an environmental wonder-plant

As if this were not enough, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality. Cotton farming, on the other hand, famously requires extensive irrigation and chemical spraying – a single cotton T-shirt can use up to 2700 litres of water in the growing process!  Bamboo is by far the greener option.

So, how is it made?

In order to produce high-quality bamboo fabric, a process must be used which uses sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, to break down the ‘woody’ bamboo. Crushed bamboo is soaked in the chemical to produce cellulose. There is some concern that sodium hydroxide is a harmful chemical, but when used responsibly it has absolutely no effect on the environment and workers’ health. It is routinely used in the processing of organic cotton into fibre and is approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association. It is also widely used in everything from soap production to food preparation. Moreover it does not remain as a residue on bamboo clothing since it easily washes away.

Ultimately, however, manufacturers are continuing to look into ever greener ways of producing bamboo fibre in the future

It may not be a 100% eco-friendly product from start to finish, but we firmly believe that it is currently the best choice of material that we can make.

Bamboo is an extremely resilient and durable fibre

At the same time it can feel beautifully soft and pleasant to the touch.  When compared in studies to cotton and polyester, it has been found to be stronger, have better moisture wicking properties and better moisture absorption than the more commonplace Western materials.

Supremely soft, silky and luxurious to the touch

Envelop yourself in truly unparalleled comfort.

Hypoallergenic

The eco-friendly bamboo fibres do not irritate the skin. Gentler than many manmade fibres, bamboo is a natural solution for those with sensitive skin.

Breathable and thermo-regulating

Stay comfortable whatever the weather; keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.

More absorbent than cotton

Helps to wick moisture away from the skin.

UV protective

Protect you and your loved ones from the sun’s rays in comfort.

100% biodegradable