Why choose Bamboo Fibre?
Bamboo is a new fabric to most areas and people, yet it has so many wonderful qualities:
- - Eco friendly; it is the fastest growing plant on the earth and it improves soil quality as well
- - 100% Biodegradable
- - Softer than the softest cotton imaginable
- - 60% more absorbent than cotton, yet fast drying and breathable
- - Wonderful for eczema and allergy sufferers – soothing to the skin
Bamboo… Isn’t it rough and scratchy?
A common question! The idea of home furnishings made from Bamboo creates an impression of scratchy, itchy fabric, however don’t be mislead! Bamboo fibre is actually soft, luxuriant and definitely something that you would be happy to sleep in. It can best be described as a cross between silk and cashmere, lightweight, yet clever enough to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer (thanks to its thermo-regulating qualities).
Why is Bamboo so good for the environment?
Bamboo is said to be the fastest growing plant on earth. And you may be surprised to find out that Bamboo is actually a grass, and not a tree. The type of Bamboo used for making fabric (Moso) can grow anywhere from 30cms to 1.2m in a day and is ready to harvest within 3-4 years. With sufficient rainfall, there is no need for additional irrigation. Bamboo improves soil quality and aids in preventing erosion. When your bamboo sheet has finished its life cycle, it can be returned to the earth as 100% biodegradable – a big plus for our planet!
Is Bamboo antifungal and antibacterial?
Bamboo is more breathable than cotton, and is therefore ideal for eczema and allergy sufferers. Due to the naturally occurring antibacterial function, Bamboo fibre is hypo-allergenic, meaning it has a decreased tendency to cause allergies. Bamboo absorbs moisture, which also makes it great for sheeting and towels.
Caring for Bamboo products
Bamboo fabrics wash and iron beautifully; they will maintain their qualities when washed in hot or cold water with a gentle soap powder or liquid, free of bleach. Use the gentle cycle or hand wash. If necessary, bamboo fabrics can be dried in a clothes dryer on a cool setting.