“I want to prove to the industry that there:s a viable atlernative financial model the world can benefit from. The effect of the clothing industry has more impact on climatechange than if the entire world signed the Kyoto Agreement.”
Katharine Hamnett Fashion Designer Commited to ethically and environmentally sustainable fashions.
What is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion is a philosophy that allows the society to become or act more conciously towards the environment. It also create awareness against the impact that fast fashion has on planet and workers. Sustainable fashion means meeting the current generation needs without compromising the future generation.
Sustainable fashion can best be presented by creating sustainably designed products which increases the longevity of the garment. People these days wants to buy more garment every season at low cost even though their life span is so short that they needed to be discarded at the end of the season.
“Not only does the bamboo fabrics have many benefits for shoppers who choose it, but it also allows the brands to jump into bandwagon of the eco friendly trend and therefore attract even more customer.”
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world which comes under the grass family and is naturally organic. The interesting fact about bamboo is that it requires no pesticides or fertilizers and needs little water to grow so it is basically eco-friendly. Currently bamboofabric is considered to be the trendiest sustainable fabric in the fashion world. Many fashion designers along with industrialist and economist are workin together towards introducing bamboo fabric and many other sustainable fabric in more efficient ways.
Now that you know enough about sustainable fashion and bamboo, before moving towards how bamboo clothing is beneficial for both environment as well as consumer let me tell you some more intresting facts about bamboo. Here you go with the intresting facts about the bamboo grass.
Bamboo plants are capable of growing upto four feets a day. Also bamboo plant tend to release 35% more oxygen as compared to other trees of same size.
Bamboo matures within seven years also it doesn’t require to be replanted as it has vast root network that contineously sprouts new shoots. It helps to improvest soil quality and prevent soil errosion.
Growing bamboo is considered sustainable for the environment. Bamboo fabrics have great quality such as softness, smooth flowing, gentle drapes etc. due to which it has recieved the status of eco fashionable in the fashion world.
Pricing of bamboo is also economical when compared with silk and cashmere. The sales of bamboo garment is boosting day by day with increasing environment awareness among the people.
Bamboo fabric is softer than cotton fabric and texture is more like silk. This is also one of the reasons of bamboo fabric becoming so popular.
Benefits of Bamboo clothing
Earlier in Asia bamboo was just used for hand made production of paper. But now bamboo pulp is also used to make bamboo fibre which can be than converted in yarns and fabrics.
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass, the bamboo fibre is then made by pulping the bamboo grass until it separates into thin threads of fibre, which is then spun and dyed for weaving into cloth
Benefits of Bamboo fabric:
- Antibacterial – keeps you odour free and feeling and smelling fresh
- Highly sweat absorbent (pulls moisture from skin for evaporation – moisture wicking) – keeps you dry
- Powerfully insulating – keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter
- One of the softest fabrics on the planet you’ll love the way it feels
- Naturally UV protectant – protect yourself from skin cancer
- Hypoallergenic – natural bamboo does not cause allergic reactions
- Most eco-friendly fabric on the planet – help save your planet
The texture and softness of the bamboo fabric is similar to that of silk faberic. They are naturally softer and smoother with no sharp spurs which result in no irritation or etching to the skin. These are perfect for people who are more often tends to allergic reactions.
Unlike many other fabrics, bamboo is extreamly breathable. just like the bamboo tree feature of keeping itself cool even in hot weater, it’s fabric also have tendency to keep itself cool.
Bamboo fabric is also anti static and UV protective as it cut out 98 percent of harmful UV rays. This property of bamboo fabric keeps away the problems and diseases caused by the harmful UV rays.