Bamboo Fabric

Bamboo Fabric Care

Bamboo dries quickly when hung out. Many of the bamboo products we have seen for sale the care recomendations are to hang dry. For bamboo Jersey knit fabrics they recommend to dry flat in some cases. Because our market is mainly in the USA we only offer products that we have tested and will hold up in the washer and dryer.

About Bamboo

Bamboo fibre is a cellulose fibre fabricated from the pulp of bamboo plants. It is not made from the fibres of the plant, but is a synthetic viscose made from bamboo cellulose. The process mimicks the way the silkworm transforms the cellulose of the mulberry tree into fine filaments. Liquid cellulose is forced through a metal nozzle called a spinneret because it performs the same as the silkworms spinneret. As the filament is extruded it is hardened by a liquid bath. The filaments are later spun to make the bamboo fiber. So this process is about the same as rayon and acetate which are also man made fibers made from natural materials rather than a synthetic such as polyester. Viscose rayon is made from cotton fiber or wood pulp. This process has been around since the 1950's. Modal fabric is very simularly processed but the fiber used is from birch. Bamboo products sold in the US should be labeled vicose from bamboo. Currently all bamboo fiber is coming from China. They do export the fiber so that textile products may be produced outside of China. Pakistan buys fiber from China and spins it into yarn/thread for sale to other countries. All our bamboo fiber products are produced in Turkey from bamboo fiber sourced from Pakistan or China.

Some of the properties attributed to bamboo fabric are:

Naturally Organic - bamboo is grown without pesticides or fertilisers, unlike conventional cotton which uses 25% of all the worlds’ pesticides and occupies less than 10% of the agricultural land mass.

Sustainable - Moso bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, growing up to a metre in a day. Bamboo is a grass, so when you cut it the bamboo plant itregenerates quickly without the need for replanting. It grows very densely and so the yield per acre is excellent in comparison to cotton.

Eco-friendly - one of the most positive things about bamboo is that it absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of trees. More bamboo would help to cut the globally rising levels of carbon dioxide and help in the fight against global warming.

Luxuriously soft - bamboo feels like silky cashmere. It also line dries very well. Cotton towels when line dried on a windless hot day often become stiff where a bamboo towel remains soft and pliable.

Absorbent - bamboo absorbs up to 60% more water than cotton. This makes it an excellent choice for towels and bathrobes.

Hypoallergenic - bamboo's organic and natural properties make it non-irritating so perfect for extra sensitive skin

Breathable - the porous nature of the fibre makes it breathable and extremely comfortable against the skin.

Thermo-regulating - keeps the wearer warm in cool weather.