What Makes Bamboo a Great Clothing Fabric?

20 years ago, before saving our world became a well-known concern, what we used for the purpose of providing food, apparel and products, as well as what we consumed were unimportant. But nowadays, when every step towards a greener Earth counts, every industry is trying to be “in”, and rightfully so. I think that showing your customers that you care separates you from the rest of the corporate, money-hungry giants (I’m looking at you Nestle).


That being said, even the fashion industry has found ways to incorporate eco-friendliness into their manufacturing processes. This is especially notable in the past couple of years when many designers have begun using bamboo fabric in their collections. Why bamboo? Well because it’s one of (maybe the most) eco-friendly fabrics available on today’s market.

You can find women and mens bamboo clothes online, and besides being eco-friendly, they bring numerous other benefits as well, the most notable of which is – it’s extremely soft and pleasant to the skin. That’s mainly because of its natural component pectin, which makes wearing children, women and mens bamboo clothes increasingly popular.

Moreover, bamboo is antifungal and antibacterial because of another substance it contains known as bamboo kun. This antimicrobial agent makes the plant resistant to fungi and pests. Furthermore, this makes bamboo unattractive to bacteria, thus preventing unpleasant odour. You can wear bamboo clothing for longer, even if you have sensitive skin.

Additionally, bamboo is great at absorbing moisture, which makes it ideal for adventure trips, sports activities, and overall warm weather. To add to that, bamboo fabric is extremely breathable, and it helps keep you cool during the warmer months, and warmer during the colder months of the year. Lastly, it’s antistatic, so it doesn’t make uncomfortable crackling sounds.

I briefly mentioned bamboo being an extremely eco-friendly apparel fabric. That’s because bamboo as a plant is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, and it’s a very sustainable resource. Moreover, bamboo plants don’t require fertilisers and pesticides as they flourish naturally. The yield a bamboo plant in an acre equals to about 10 times the amount you’d get from cotton.

Lastly, bamboo doesn’t require a lot of water, which is the complete opposite of cotton. It’s a 100% biodegradable material and it can grow even in the harshest conditions on the planet. All of these properties make it one of the most attractive resources to use in many industries.

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