Bamboo- The Green Gold
The bamboo we sell at NatureFab is a bamboo viscose manufactured with a closed loop process.
Our bamboo is processed into fiber using organic chemicals that are covered under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification and are 100% recycled. The process uses a closed system where all the chemicals used are recycled and reused, too.
What is bamboo fabric ?
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. The Bamboo used to produce fabrics is easily replenished and requires no pesticides to grow. Bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable plants because it grows quickly and does not require chemicals or irrigation, and biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics. Bamboo rayon is made by dissolving pulp bamboo into its cellulose component and then spun into viscose fibers. Clothing made of bamboo rayon typically lasts even longer and holds its shape even better than clothing made of simple bamboo fiber.
- Eco Print
Bamboo is a powerhouse when it comes to protecting the planet’s resources. Maturing in only two years, it doesn’t require fertilizer or pesticides to grow quickly and strongly.
- Built in Temperature Control
In textile form bamboo retains many of the properties it has a plant. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up to three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. This makes it great for both hot and cool climates, bamboo clothing offers built-in temperature control. It traps warm air in its cross-sectional fibers to keep you warm in the winter, while its breathable nature and wicking properties keep moisture at bay for greater comfort in hot times.
- Chemical Free
After processing, the bamboo fiber does not contain any harmful chemicals (as per global testing and accreditation system for the screening of harmful substances within consumer textiles)
Bamboo clothing has a luxuriously soft fabric that is naturally hypoallergenic, moisture- absorbent and quick drying. The fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.
Bamboo can look and feel like silk or very soft cotton.
- Antibacterial & Odorless
Bamboo also has many antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is able to retain, even through multiple washings. Bamboo exhibits up to a 99.8% antibacterial rate.This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive in clothing and cause unpleasant odors. It can also kill odor causing bacteria that live on human skin, making the wearer and his or her clothing smell sweet.
- UV Resistant
This eco fabric will also protect you from the sun with its UV resistant qualities
FAQ on Bamboo
Is it true that bamboo clothing is anti-microbial?
The bamboo plant has a natural resistance to pest and fungal infestation due to an ant-microbial agent known as “bamboo kun” that prevents harmful matters from cultivating on the plant.
Where does bamboo come from?
There are over 1,000 species of bamboo growing throughout the world. You can find wild bamboo growing in Central America, South America, South Africa, India, East Asia, Japan and the north of Australia. Globally, bamboo covers approximately 49 million acres of the world’s surface.
Is the process used to manufacture bamboo textiles harmful to the environment?
- Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant on earth with a growth rate of over 12 inches per day
- Bamboo is tremendously strong and pest resistant. No fertilizers, pesticides or irrigation is required.
- Bamboo does not require replanting.The shoots are cut to their base and the bamboo re-grows from new shoots.
Why choose bamboo fabric over other fabrics ?
THE EYE-OPENING TRUTH BEHIND COTTON & SYNTHETIC TEXTILE PRODUCTION:
- Approximately half a pound of pesticides/insecticides/fertilizers was expelled into the environment for every single cotton t-shirt made.
- Cotton plantations account for more than 10% of pesticide use, and 25% of insecticide use worldwide.
- These chemicals are among the most harmful on the planet, many of them are carcinogenic.
- The clothing industry is one of the most polluting on the planet, heavily contributing to soil contamination, water pollution, deforestation, greenhouse gases etc.
- The chemicals used in clothing production heavily contaminate the soil and the water where they are grown and find their way into our food and drinking water.
- If we take into consideration the fossil fuels needed for its production, the CO2 emissions generated by the manufacture of polyester are nearly 3 times more than those for cotton.
- When washed, synthetic fabrics reject hundreds of thousands of plastic microfibers in piping and contribute significantly to the pollution of the oceans by plastic