We have chosen Bamboo fabric for our latest collection as it had so many Ecological benefits and also it feels so incredible on the skin. There are so many amazing things about Bamboo, so we thought you might like some insight into why we love this natural fibre so much!
Bamboo is amazing – it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow a whopping 120cm per day! It is a naturally prolific and resilient plant, which does not need fertilisers to boost its growth, or pesticides since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This marks it out from cotton or timber, which needs to be replanted at every harvest and requires extensive spraying and watering to achieve optimal growth.
Since bamboo requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, it is an environmental wonder-plant. As if this were not enough, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality. Cotton farming, on the other hand, famously requires extensive irrigation and chemical spraying - a single cotton T-shirt can use up to 2700 litres of water in the growing process! Bamboo is by far the greener option.
Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind. Once you have no further use for a bamboo product you can rest easy, knowing that it will return to the Earth leaving minimal environmental impact. Plastic, on the other hand, will continue to clog up the ecosystem for the remainder of your lifetime, your children's lifetime and your grandchildren's lifetime. So much better to enjoy a product that has a small environmental footprint and leaves barely a trace.
Breathable and Antibacterial
Due to the absence of harmful chemicals used on this fibre during it's process, Bamboo is hypoallergenic and will never irritate the skin. Bamboo has a hollow micro-fibre structure allowing it to be one of the most breathable fabrics you can find. It also has antibacterial properties that prevent odour build up and naturally keeps bacteria away, making it the perfect candidate for Yoga activewear.