Bamboo is a hardy, highly renewable grass and can grow without the need of fertilizers and pesticides. It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet as it reaches maturity in only Three (3) to Five (5) years. Since it is fast-growing, bamboo fixes more carbon dioxide, thereby removing green house gas from the atmosphere, and generates 35% more oxygen than similar trees.
Bamboo doesn't require a lot of inputs and can survive on rainfall alone. It is drought tolerant and does not need massive amounts of water for irrigation. When bamboo is harvested, it can be done without killing the plant itself so it regenerates naturally and rapidly and is associated with less soil erosion.
BENEFITS OF BAMBOO CLOTHING
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. The bamboo fiber is made by pulping the bamboo grass until it separates into thin threads of fiber, which is then spun and dyed for weaving into cloth.
Bamboo fabric is naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs or jagged edges to irritate the skin, making it suitable for those who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers such as hemp or wool. It does not cause allergic reactions.
Bamboo possesses an anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent called "Bamboo Kun" which resists the growth of bacteria and allows it to naturally flourish and grow in the wild without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. It is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This property is normally retained in its textile form, thereby resisting the growth of bacteria that causes odours, as validated by the Japan Textile Inspection Association. This eliminates the need for anti-microbial chemical treatment, which is known to cause allergic reactions. This quality makes bamboo fabric more hygienic, keeping the wearer odour-free and feeling fresh.
The bamboo plant keeps itself cool in the heat. The cross-sections of the bamboo fiber are covered with micro-gaps and micro-holes giving the fabric better moisture absorption and ventilation. The cross sections of the bamboo fiber also work to trap in warm air during cooler days. It can keep the wearer almost two degrees cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold.
Bamboo fabric is highly sweat absorbent and helps regulate body temperature as it pulls moisture away from the skin and keeps skin dry for longer. It doesn't cling to the skin because of its anti-static property making it comfortable to wear in hot and humid weather. It is also 65% more absorbent than cotton.
NATURALLY UV PROTECTANT
It cuts out 98% of harmful ultra-violet rays and provides protection from skin cancer.
Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial and because of this property, the odour resulting from sweat mixed with bacteria on the skin is inhibited.
Bamboo fabric is as soft as silk and finer than cotton. It gets softer with each wash.
The micro-gaps in the bamboo fabric helps keep the body cooler in hot and humid weather and warmer in cooler days.