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About bamboo

Why buy bamboo clothing and homewares?

Sustainability

Bamboo is one of the world’s best sustainable resources. With a growth rate of up to a metre or more per day, bamboo is the fastest growing plant. It’s actually not a tree but a grass, continuously sending up new shoots after harvesting without a need for replanting.

Environment

Bamboo takes in nearly five times the amount of greenhouse gasses, and produces 35% more oxygen, than an equivalent stand of trees, making it an efficient replenisher of fresh air. Bamboo is also good for our ecosystem because it thrives naturally and does not require chemical pesticides or fertilisers.

Healthy soil

Bamboo stabilises the earth with its erosion-preventing roots, and improves the health of the soil by removing excess nitrogen. Bamboo retains water in the watershed, reduces runoff, sustains riverbanks, and helps alleviate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption. Over time, organic farms are more productive as the soil is richer and more resistant to disease while others are stressed and sterile due to chemical applications.

Panda safe

There are over 1,200 species of bamboo on this planet. All our products are manufactured from Moso bamboo, a type that isn't eaten by pandas.

Fashion

Fabric made from bamboo is incredibly soft, smooth and luxuriously comfortable. At a microscopic level, bamboo fibre has a round surface, making it very smooth on your skin. It drapes like silk, feels as soft as cashmere, but is more versatile and much less expensive. It has a very high soil release value and is durable like cotton; you can throw it in the washer!

Breathable

Due to bamboo fibres’ cross section which is composed of a matrix with various microscopic gaps, bamboo fibre is breathable, comfortable and thermal. It ‘wicks’ away moisture from the body. This unique micro-structure allows bamboo apparel to absorb and evaporate perspiration faster than any other fabric.

Hypoallergenic

Bamboo apparel is hypoallergenic. Bamboo’s organic and natural fibre properties make it non-irritating to the skin. It’s a pleasant alternative for anyone with skin sensitivities, dermatitis and other allergies. All our products are guaranteed to be odour-resistant, staying fresher for longer, because the fabric – naturally - stops bacteria from spreading. As a result, they’re also healthier and more hygienic. Bamboo clothing’s natural antibacterial function differs greatly from that of man-made chemical antimicrobial fabrics, which often tend to cause skin problems.

It’s also UV protective, cutting out 98% of harmful UV rays.

Antibacterial

Bamboo is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-static. In the wild, bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers. It is seldom eaten by pests or infected by pathogens. Scientists found that bamboo owns a unique bio-agent named "bamboo kun". This substance bonds tightly with bamboo cellulose molecules during the normal process of growth. This natural feature is retained in fabric form.

Organically grown clothing made from bamboo has particular natural antibacterial functions, bacteriostasis and deodorisation value. Its test results show over 70% death rate after bacteria was incubated on bamboo fibre fabric. In addition, tests by the Japanese Textile Inspection Association found that, even after fifty washes, bamboo fabric still possessed these functions.

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