Bamboo has certainly made its way into the manufacturing industry. From construction to homewares to fabrics, products from bamboo can be seen everywhere today. And this is for a good reason – bamboo is a versatile resource that offers a high-quality alternative to a variety of materials traditionally used to produce goods.
Bamboo fiber, for example, is highly being used to make exceptional modern textiles, from clothes to bath and bed sheets and linen. It can be blended with hemp, cotton, or even Lycra as required. The result is a product with many remarkable characteristics.
Lush and Cozy
Products from bamboo are very soft. Actually, they are softer than cotton. This is due to the naturally round and smooth characteristics of the bamboo fiber itself. Bamboo textiles have no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, meaning they can be worn directly next to the skin. Because bamboo requires little to no chemical treatment to grow and the fiber is naturally pretty smooth, it makes a perfect choice for people with sensitive skin.
Bamboo textiles absorb water up to 4times more than cotton. This means the textile keeps skin comfortable rather than sticky in hot weather. The textile has abilities to stay cooler in hot temperatures and warmer in cold temperatures.
Another unique quality of bamboo textiles is their antibacterial properties, which makes this textile the ideal choice for people worried about fungi, mites and other allergens building up on their clothes, bed sheets, blankets, bath towels, bathrobes, etc. This unique characteristic is due to an antimicrobial bio-agent called ‘bamboo kun’ that is found naturally in the fiber.
Bamboo textiles feature a natural UV protection. There is a number of tests that have been made, and laboratories came up with the conclusion that pure bamboo clothing UPF label rate is 15.
Suitable for Babies
Parents are realizing the benefits of organic products to their baby’s health and are finding products from bamboo an ideal fit. Because bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial, it is perfect next to babies delicate skin. It helps prevent allergies, odor and skin irritations. Furthermore, its thermal regulating feature helps babies in regulating their body temperature when first born.
Overall, bamboo textiles make a good choice for a variety of products – from sheets to socks and anything in between. The price of products from bamboo may still slightly higher than products made from cotton, but the high demand will continue to bring the price down.