Bamboo fabric is similar to the softness of silk! Since the fibers are without chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, making bamboo fabric hypoallergenic and perfect for those who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers such as wool or hemp.
Why is bamboo fabric so expensive?
The advantage of Bamboo fiber is that it is relatively cheap because it is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, with one species recorded growing three feet in a single day. Yet the right kind of bamboo, mechanically processed bamboo, tends to be more expensive because of the multistep process it required. Therefore, to have good bamboo clothing, you have to be ready to invest in your wardrobe.
Is bamboo clothing durable?
Bamboo fabric is now used in a variety of textile and fashion applications. Naturally processed bamboo fabric does not involve such harsh ingredients, and so the resulting bamboo fabric retains the inherent strength of bamboo plant fibers. It, therefore, produces a much higher quality product that is extremely durable.
Why is bamboo more sustainable than cotton?
Bamboo requires less machinery to grow: compared to cotton or other fabrics, bamboo requires almost no petroleum-powered machinery to grow and maintain. Decreased water consumption: bamboo requires much less water than cotton, placing less risk on local populations which grow the crop.
As much as we love bamboo fiber, we have to be mindful not to make it yet another reason to destroy the rainforests and natural ecosystem. With the material popularity, the demand to plant them has been increasingly worrying as many farmers started to deforest the areas to plant bamboo to obtain this amazing fabric!
Therefore, we encourage you to purchase clothing items that are timeless and easy to combine with your wardrobe! Remember quality over quantity!