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Bamboo Textiles And Fabrics

Why Eco Friendly Fabrics?

When it comes to pollution, the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors in the world. Not only does it pollute, but the materials that make up the fabrics used directly impacts and contributes to: consumption of water, microplastic pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, soil degradation, rainforest destruction and lastly landfill waste of epic proportions. You probably wouldn’t be wrong for thinking that sustainable and ethical fashion starts with fabric.

Bamboo-The Plant

bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth. Instead of taking centuries to mature, bamboo can be harvested after only 3 to 5 years.Bamboo textiles present many solutions to the present unsustainable nature of textile engineering as bamboo is a renewable resource that yields 50 times as much fiber per acre as cotton.

Perhaps most impactful is that bamboo can be grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Further, due to its huge biomass above and below ground, a bamboo stand sequesters four times as much carbon as hardwood trees and generates up to 35% more oxygen.

How Is Bamboo Fabric Made?

One of methods is a mechanical process. Bamboo’s wood portion is crushed into a pulp and then applying natural enzymes to break the bamboo cell walls, that allow the resulting material to be combed and spun into yarn.The fabric that results has a similar feel to linen.

Advantages Of Bamboo Fabric

The advantages of bamboo fabric are the linen-like feel and silk softeness. It is naturally antifungal, and antimicrobial properties, quick moisture absorption and drying capabilities. It can help you to stay warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather. It also helps with ultraviolet protection.

How To Best Care For Your Bamboo Fabric Pieces

-Washing

Recommend turning the garment inside out or putting it in a wash bag to prevent the garment from rubbing against harsh surfaces. Use the gentle wash cycle or hand wash in cold/warm water and use a gentle liquid - preferably an eco-friendly detergent; not only is it better for the environment, it is more gentle on the bamboo fabric.

-Drying

Line drying in the shade is the best option when it comes to drying your bamboo clothing. You can tumble dry but make sure it's on a low heat! Make sure not to wring, twist or rub when washing.

-Storage and Ironing

We suggest folding your garments instead of hanging. You won't have to iron your bamboo clothing if it is stored neatly. If items are scrunched up,you can iron but make sure it's on a low heat!

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