Bamboo fibre is one of the most eco-friendly materials available, one of the key reasons being that it is a naturally renewable resource. It is also the world’s fastest growing plant, which has been found to grow at up to 91 cm (35 in) per day or at a rate of 0.00003 km/h (0.00002 mph) which is 3 feet per day! There is also no need to use any fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides to help the plant thrive.
Unlike hardwood trees, bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases an astonishing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere.
Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic which helps to protect against skin irritation and allergies, making it suitable for those who suffer from eczema, sensitive skin or hay fever caused by dust mites.
Bamboo fabrics are naturally less hospitable to microorganisms, making it one of the best antibacterial fabrics available. Other fabrics such as cotton require treatments to remove harmful bacteria which can irritate sensitive skin.
Bamboo fabric is twice as soft as cotton with a feel like silky cashmere.
Bamboo is a sustainable resource (one of the world’s fastest and densely growing plants giving an excellent yield per acre compared to cotton and requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow).
Bamboo is naturally temperature reactive and therefore feels warm in winter and cold in summer.
Bamboo viscose is extremely breathable while its structure and absorption properties act as a natural insulator to aid coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter.
Bamboo requires less frequent washing, needs no more than a 30 degree wash, dries in half the time of cotton and resists wrinkling.