Why is there so much controversy surrounding bamboo fabric?
We believe the controversy comes from misinformation. It used to be believed that bamboo was the same as cotton. The end product is similar in many ways (look, feel, wash ability to name a few), however, cotton grows as a fiber, whereas bamboo has to be processed into one. It is important to remember that the inherent qualities present in the bamboo still remain once it’s processed into a fiber and you benefit from its anti-microbial nature and moisture wicking properties.
So why do you use bamboo?
For lots of great reasons! Here are a few:
⤔ Fast growing.
⤔ Requires much less water than other crops (including cotton) in it's growth and harvesting.
⤔ Bamboo shoots are harvested at their base leaving the root system in tact for regeneration without need for replanting.
⤔ It is said that Bamboo crops minimize CO2 and produce 35% more oxygen than an equivalent amount of trees.
⤔ Requires no pesticide use in it's growth
⤔ It is inherently anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, odour resistant, moisture wicking and durable.
⤔ Garments made from Bamboo textiles are compostable and can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
⤔ Bamboo grows natively in tropical and subtropical regions of of the world and has a low impact on the environment.
⤔ Creates an unbelievably soft fiber and washes well.
What makes bamboo moisture wicking?
The fibrous quality of bamboo fabric creates small fiber “hairs” within the yarn that pull moisture away from your skin to regulate body temperature. Sometime mistaken for pilling, these fibers are actually the essence of bamboo fiber’s amazing wicking capabilities. We finish the fabric in a specific way during our dyeing process to keep the appearance of the fibers to a minimum, but they can be more visible on some colour fabrics than others. Just remember, they are there for a good reason - to keep you unbelievably comfortable!