Bamboo fibres are emerging as more eco friendly alternative to cotton but how does it measure up.

Advantages

  • Bamboo is an eco-friendly source
  • Soft texture like cashmere
  • Anti-bacterial properties (this is not retained in most chemical processing techniques only mechanical)
  • Breathable
  • Bio-degradable
  • Low static so does not cling
  • Does not discolour due to UV exposure
  • Hypoallergenic

Disadvantages

  • Shrinks more than cotton
  • Loses up to 60% of it’s strength when wet so may not be suitable for some purposes
  • Still limited availability compared to cotton especially when not chemically treated
  • Most common form (rayon fibres) produced with methods which are not eco-friendly due to chemicals used to strip fibres
  • Not as available as cotton
  • Not graded by a reliable authority.

Features

  • Can be woven into many different textiles
  • Can be sourced from a number of different methods
  • Renewable resource

Description

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Bamboo fibres feel very soft with a silky texture, There is noticeable sheen to them in the light and when first processed they have a tan/cream appearance but can be dyed any colour, they have a low static affect and can be woven into any number of textiles and function almost exactly like cotton for the purposes of production 

 

 

 

 

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