Thanks to modern manufacturing, you can use bamboo pulp to create bamboo fiber, which is useful for making fabric and yarn. Bamboo fabric has a lot of benefits when compared to other types of material.
The feel of bamboo fabric is almost as soft as silk. The bamboo fabric is round, smooth and doesn’t have sharp protrusions. As a result of this, bamboo fabric doesn’t irritate the skin, making it hypoallergenic, perfect for people who have allergic reactions to natural fibers such as hemp or wool.
There is a bacteriostatic and anti-bacteria bio-agent present in which goes by the name “Bamboo Kun”, which allows bamboo to grow in the wild without any herbicides or pesticides or fertilizers. Bamboo fabric also retains this property, which kills all the bacteria present in the material. As a result of this, bamboo fabric remains fresh and odor-free for a longer time, making bamboo clothing hygienic and healthy.
Bamboo fabric is breathable, unlike most of the other fabrics available in the market. The plant has a natural ability to keep itself cool when exposed to heat. Bamboo fabric also retains this natural ability, keeping the wearer at least two degrees cooler than the surrounding temperature and warmer during winter. As bamboo is UV protective and anti-static, it blocks most of the harmful UV rays from the sun.
Bamboo fabric is a super absorber of moisture because of micro holes in the material. Due to this property, it can absorb and evaporate our sweat quickly. When compared to cotton, bamboo absorbs moisture four times faster.
Due to the various benefits of bamboo fabric, cloth manufacturers blend it with 30% cotton. They use bamboo fabric to manufacture exercise and performance wear because of its antifungal, antibacterial, and moisture absorbent properties. Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants available on this planet!
Due to overconsumption of natural resources and generating large amounts of unsustainable carbon dioxide, global warming has become an extremely serious problem. Regardless of where we live, we can feel the effects of global warming in one way or another. However, bamboo, a type of grass is one of the best solutions for fighting against global warming. With approximately 1000 species, bamboo mainly grows in temperate and tropical conditions. You don’t have to use any herbicides or pesticides for bamboo to grow well. It’s a hardy plant that matures in three to five years.
Here are a few environmental benefits of bamboo:
- Unlike the vast majority of trees on this planet, bamboo is three to four times more capable of absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
- Seven to eight trees produce enough oxygen for a single person every year. However, a single bamboo plant generates enough oxygen to satisfy the daily requirement of a human being.
- The vast majority of trees don’t have the phenomenal growth rate of bamboo. Bamboo grows at a rate of more than one foot every day. It also creates a canopy faster than other trees, cooling the surrounding environment.
- Every single part of the bamboo plant can be used to make products. For example, it can be used to make houses, roads, bridges, clothes, scaffolding, furniture, paper, textiles and rugs to name a few.
- UNESCO states that only 70 hectares of bamboo are required to build 1000 houses. As bamboo is a type of grass, it grows back after harvesting, unlike other trees.
- The roots of the bamboo plant will grab the soil, preventing soil erosion and mudslides from taking place. The roots also remove heavy metals from the soil and pull the water closer towards the surface. As a result of this, the soil will get enriched.
These are just a few environmental benefits of bamboo!
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants in the world, due to its numerous uses. Bamboo fabric is one of those fabrics that have numerous health benefits, unlike other fabrics available in the market. For starters, bamboo has “bamboo kun”, an antimicrobial bio-agent which allows bamboo to grow without any fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. As a result of this, bamboo fabric will kill all bacteria from clothes, making them healthy and hygienic. Most other fabrics have chemicals in them to simulate this natural property of bamboo.
Bamboo fabric doesn’t have any sharp protrusions, its round and smooth. Also, bamboo fabric doesn’t need chemical treatment, unlike most other fabrics. Because of these reasons, people who are allergic to natural fabric such as hemp or wool can wear clothes made of bamboo fabric. Bamboo fabric is naturally hypoallergenic, making it comfortable to wear.
Bamboo fabric has UV protective and anti-static properties naturally, which blocks out most of the harmful UV rays from the sun. As a result of this, you won’t have to suffer from any health problems caused by exposure to UV rays. Bamboo fabric is also a good natural thermal regulator. It will keep you warm during winters and cool during summers. As diabetic patients find it hard to cope with extreme changes in temperature, bamboo fabric is beneficial.
Fabrics such as acrylic can cause cancer in human beings. Nylon is harmful because of chemical finishing. Clothes that are wrinkle-free, moth repellant, stain proof, permanent press, stain resistant, or static resistant has a lot of chemicals. However, due to bamboo fabric’s natural properties, manufacturers don’t have to use any chemicals to process it.
Thanks to its various natural properties, bamboo fabric is healthy to use as a material for manufacturing different types of clothes!