Bamboo Fabrics Are...
Eco-Friendly -bamboo doesn't need fertilizers, pesticides, or irrigation to grow. This means bamboo is organic and since it drinks rainwater it doesn't waste water. Bamboo fabrics are produced using eco-friendly methods and are often tested using the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 which tests fabrics for the use of harmful substances. Bamboo does not need to be replanted because shoots can regrow from the base of the old plant making this resource renewable and sustainable.
Antibacterial- bamboo contains a substance called "bamboo kun" which is its natural defense against pests and fungus. Did you know that it is not actually your sweat that smells but the bacteria on your skin that grows on your clothes due to the warm and moist environment sweat creates? Translating to your clothing, this property creates anti fungal and anti bacterial properties which help inhibit the growth of odor causing bacteria. Hello stink free clothing!
UV Protection- bamboo fabric has a naturally occurring UV protection property which helps shield your skin from burns.
Bio-degradable -when you are finished wearing your bamboo clothing it will take substantially less time to decompose in landfills than synthetic fabrics. Be kind to the environment!
Absorbent -bamboo fabric is more absorbent than cotton and can absorb 3X its weight in water.
Wicking -bamboo fabric has the ability to absorb and draw off sweat from the skin because of its porous qualities keeping you nice and dry.
Thermal Regulating -great for both hot and cool weather, it can insulate while remaining breathable.
Hypoallergenic -the surface of bamboo fabric is relatively smooth so it is non irritating to sensitive skin. Since it doesn't require fertilizers or pesticides to grow, you won't have to worry about wearing those chemicals on your skin.
Organic Cotton vs. Regular Cotton
-No use of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, or GMO's
-Uses far less water than regular cotton because it grows mainly on rain water
-Uses harmful chemicals: 25% of the worlds insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides are used on cotton!
-These chemicals can cause cancer and even death.
-They seep into water sources and eventually into food as well.
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