The beginning of the 21st century saw the emergence of bamboo clothing and the rise in its popularity. This is mainly due to the fact that “going green” has become a craze that’s now taking over the clothing industry as well. Due to its eco-friendly benefits, the bamboo fabric is now loved by many people worldwide and both, men and women enjoy wearing bamboo clothing for various daily activities. So, what are the other benefits of this fabric that help it make it to the top of the list of quality materials? Let’s have a look.
To start with, bamboo fabric has the softness of silk. As there is no chemical treatment involved in the process of manufacturing, the fibres are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs. This makes the bamboo fabric hypoallergenic and perfect for those who are prone to allergies to other natural fibres like wool or hemp. Also, it is the perfect solution for eczema sufferers as it doesn’t irritate the skin or cause itching. In like manner, it is anti-bacterial as it possesses a bacteriostatic bio-agent which makes the plant grow and flourish without the use of pesticides or fertilizers and this quality remains in the textile form too, thus keeping keeps bacteria away.
Next, it is highly breathable which lets the skin breathe, and not only does it prevent unpleasant body smell this way, but it also allows your body to be ventilated during the day. In fact, the micro-gaps the bamboo fibre has in the cross-section provide better moisture absorption and ventilation which keeps the wearer almost 2 degrees cooler in summer and significantly warmer in winter. Moreover, bamboo is 40% more absorbent than the finest organic cotton, which makes it perfect for people who are constantly on the go as the fabric draws sweat from the body to the outer side of the garment.
Furthermore, bamboo clothing provides incomparable comfort. It is a light silky-like fabric, gentle on the skin and naturally soft which guarantees flexibility and freedom of movement. There are many different types of clothing made of bamboo that apart from being comfortable, look classy as well, especially when combined with cashmere or wool for example. The ladies knitwear garments like blouses, t-shirts or wraps, and the men’s V neck sweaters and t-shirts can make for a casual and stylish look at the same time. You can go to work, travel or have a casual hang out with friends and feel as comfy as possible.
In like manner, bamboo clothing is easy to maintain. It doesn’t shrink or bag after use if it is properly taken care of. It can be washed using the gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water. It is better if it’s not machine dried, not even on low heat, as it may cause the garment to lose its shape. However, it can be ironed on low heat, but never with a steamer. By following these simple guidelines for maintenance you can make sure that your ladies knitwear or men garments can last you longer.
Finally, as previously mentioned, the greatest benefit of bamboo clothing is its environmentally friendly features. The plant has a rooting system that grows four to six new shoots a year, without pesticides and fertilizers – naturally replenishing itself. Not to mention the fact that it is 100% biodegradable and it is the most renewable resource on the plant. It is also the most water-conserving resource as it can grow and thrive from rainwater only. And, yes, bamboo produces 30% more oxygen than other trees so it detoxifies the air we breathe by absorbing more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.