What is Bamboo Cotton?
A bamboo textile is cloth, yarn, or clothing that is made from bamboo fibres. While historically used only for structural elements, such as bustles and the ribs of corsets, in recent years, different technologies have been developed that allow bamboo fibre to be used for a wide range of textile and fashion applications. Bamboo yarn can also be blended with other textile fibres such as hemp or spandex. Bamboo is an alternative to plastic, but is renewable and can be replenished at a fast rate.
How is different from regular cotton?
Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than even the finest organic cotton, wicking moisture away from the skin much faster and keeping you dry and comfortable easier. Bamboo can take in three times more water than its weight which once made into a fabric, means that it also is able to get rid of moisture faster.
Like cotton, bamboo fiber is naturally breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin. Unlike cotton, bamboo fabric allows moisture to evaporate into the air quickly. So when you sweat, you won’t stay wet. Bonus – bamboo fabric is super light and silky soft too!
Now that we know a little about the Bamboo Cotton let’s dive into the 6 reasons you need to switch to Bamboo cotton.
It is Odour Free
Keeps you odour free and feeling and smelling fresh even after end of the day. On that same note, bamboo is also antibacterial and antifungal. This is because bamboo possesses an anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent called "Bamboo Kun", allowing it to naturally flourish and grow in the wild without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. This beneficial quality of the plant remains in its textile form, killing all bacteria keeping the wearer feeling fresher and odor free for longer, making the garment healthier and more hygienic. This makes t-shirts made out bamboo suitable for workout, running, yoga & active lifestyle making it ideal all-day wear.
Sweat AbsorbantPulls moisture from skin for evaporation - moisture wicking. It keeps you dry! This benefit is useful for those living in high humidity prone areas. You don’t want to be walking around feeling a sticky and sweaty.
It has a Natural Shine
Bamboo fibre is characterised with a natural shine which gives the garment luxurious appearance. It’s bound to stand out among the the people who wear regular cotton.
Naturally UV Protectant
Protectant one from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer.
Soft & easy on the skin
Bamboo fabric is similar to the softness of silk. Since the fibers are without chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, making bamboo fabric hypoallergenic and perfect for those who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers such as wool or hemp.
Keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The cross-section of the bamboo fiber is covered with micro-gaps giving the fabric better moisture absorption and ventilation. As a result, it is able to keep the wearer almost two degrees cooler in the heat and noticeably warmer in the cold.
Frequently asked questions
Still have doubts, lets clear them…
Is it stronger than cotton?
It’s no secret that viscose from bamboo is one of the strongest and most affordable fabrics to wear, sleep in, or just cozy up against. Whether you are talking about a shirt or pants, or bed sheets or towels, bamboo will outlast cotton in keeping shape, strength, and durability three times over when cared for properly.
Is it softer than cotton?
Garment made with Bamboo have been called by many consumers softer than that of good quality cotton or even linen. When made properly, it should be extremely cushiony and soft to the hands and body. This is partly due to the natural bamboo fibers and finely woven threads that make up the material of the garment.
Is Bamboo eco-friendly?
Bamboo uses 1/3 lesser water. to grow. It requires no irrigation requiring 1/3 the amount of water to grow than is necessary for cotton. Water is becoming more of a bounded commodity every day and many farmers don’t have the necessary water to grow their crops properly. Bamboo has always been a self sufficient crop and uses water much more efficiently that cotton and other trees.
Our two bits
We got both the offer Regular cotton & Bamboo cotton. Both are here to stay & co-exist. There is no doubt that cotton is the go-to fabric but Bamboo cotton adds functionality to fashion which makes daily wear more comfortable than ever.
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