Bamboo fibre has excellent colour absorption, fast drying capabilities and is known for its elegant drape around the body, feeling as soft as cashmere. Unlike silk, bamboo is wrinkle-resistant and can easily be tossed into washer and dryer, making it much simpler to take care of. In addition to these fantastic fashion-friendly qualities, the use of bamboo in clothing also has many environmental advantages to offer.
FIVE REASONS WHY BAMBOO SHOULD BE A PART OF YOUR WARDDROBE….
1)Bamboo is a Renewable Resource
Anyone who’s ever planted bamboo knows it grows like…. well, bamboo. There no stopping it. Bamboo fibre is made from the refined pulp of the bamboo plant. The plant thrives naturally, totally unassisted, without the use of any pesticides fertiliser; is totally biodegradable, and is the fastest growing plant in the world, shooting up a yard more in a day, growing to its maximum height in roughly three months, and reaching maturity after a mere three to four years. Bamboo spreads rapidly and because of this, is known to improve soil quality in degraded and eroded landscapes.
2) Bamboo Fabric Wicks Away Moisture
The reason that bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world is because of its extraordinary water absorbency potential. This property comes in handy in the fashion world, making bamboo fabric much more absorbent than cotton. Bamboo fibre removes moisture from the skin, causing perspiration to evaporate, keeping the wearer naturally drier, cooler and more comfortable.
3) Bamboo Clothing is Comfortable
Fabric made from bamboo is extremely soft, smooth and luxuriously comfortable. If this weren’t enough to make all fashionistas to empty out space in their closets for this blissful fabric, you will be lured even more by the fact that bamboo fabric is highly breathable in hot weather and keeps you noticeably warmer when the weather gets cold , producing a lovely air-conditioned clothing effect.
4) Antibacterial, Hypoallergenic Bamboo Clothing
Bamboo fibre is naturally antibacterial, killing almost all bacteria; this clothing will stay fresher and odour free longer, and is generally more healthy and hygienic for wearer.
5) Tensile Strength and Sun Protection
Bamboo’s softness must not be interpreted as weakness; repeated tests demonstrate that the fibre has a high abrasion-resistance capacity and tenacity. Bamboo clothing also acts as a sun block, keeping out 98 per cent of UV activity.