In the 1990s, before saving our world became a major concern, what we consumed and used to create products, foods and clothes was irrelevant. But among all the other fads that have sprung up in the 21st century, “going green” has taken center stage in almost every industry.
Even the fashion industry, which is obviously known for its concern with creating style and setting new trends, has incorporated ways to be more environmentally friendly. With the growing popularity of a new bamboo fabric, designers have slowly started using bamboo fabric in many of their upcoming collections. Thus, the bags of Caussün slippers are also made from bamboo fiber.
Historically, in Asia, bamboo was used for paper craft production. But thanks to modern manufacturing, bamboo pulp is now able to create bamboo fiber that can be used for making yarn and fabric. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. Bamboo fiber is then made by pulping bamboo grass until it separates into fine strands of fiber, which are then spun and dyed to be woven into fabric.
Advantages of bamboo fabric
- Antibacterial, it prevents the formation of odors and keeps you feeling and smelling fresh.
- Absorbs sweat (draws moisture away from the skin to evaporate) – keeps you dry.
- Powerful insulator, keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
- One of the softest fabrics on the planet, you'll love how it feels.
- Naturally anti-UV, protect against skin cancer.
- Hypoallergenic, natural bamboo does not cause allergic reactions.
- The most eco-friendly fabric on the planet, - help save your planet.
The bamboo fabric is similar to the softness of silk. Since the fibers have not undergone any chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother and rounder, without sharp thorns likely to irritate the skin. Bamboo fabric is therefore hypoallergenic and perfect for those who have allergic reactions to other natural fibers such as wool or hemp. Along the same lines, bamboo is also antibacterial and antifungal. Indeed, bamboo has an antibacterial and bacteriostatic bio-agent called “Bamboo Kun”, which allows it to flourish and grow naturally in nature without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. This beneficial quality of the plant stays in its textile form, killing all bacteria, allowing the wearer to feel fresher and odor-free for longer, making the garment healthier and more hygienic.
Unlike many other fabrics, bamboo is extremely breathable. The natural bamboo plant stays cool in the heat and, like its other properties, it is also maintained in its fabric form. The cross section of the bamboo fiber is covered with micro-gaps that allow the fabric to absorb moisture and breathe better. Therefore, it is able to keep the wearer almost two degrees cooler in the heat and noticeably warmer in the cold. Bamboo fabric is also antistatic and UV protective, as it 98% eliminates harmful UV rays, providing the wearer with another beneficial quality of bamboo clothing.
Bamboo, highly ecological
Like any other garment, bamboo fabric can be washed. For optimal care of bamboo garments, they should be washed on the delicate cycle, in cold or lukewarm water, line drying being preferable. It is best to avoid tumble drying, even at low temperatures, as the garment may lose its shape more quickly than if you only line-dried it. If necessary, it should be ironed at low temperature and never with a steamer.
The most alluring aspect of bamboo fabric is that it is the most eco-friendly fabric on the planet. Bamboo, a type of tropical grass, has an extensive rooting system that grows an average of four to six new shoots per year, renewing themselves naturally. he is also 100% biodegradable, our planet's most renewable resource, and provides an abundance of usable oxygen, making it a crucial part of the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
As bamboo fabric gains popularity in the fashion industry, there will naturally be an increase in growth and demand for more bamboo plants. This could lead to increased photosynthesis and another solution to combat greenhouse gases.