Why We Love Bamboo as a Fabric Resource
Fabrics derived from bamboo are known for their cashmere-like softness and beautiful drape.
There is much more to love about bamboo!
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Some species have the ability to grow more than three feet per day during growing season! Bamboo also offers ten times the yield of cotton per unit area.
Bamboo grows naturally and is cultivated without pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides. Organic cultivation of bamboo using recycled compost is the most effective method of growing the plant, which eliminates the need for synthetic chemicals.
Low Water Footprint
Bamboo plants have the ability to grow rapidly on very small amounts of water compared to plants like cotton or corn. Bamboo is hearty, adaptable, and able to thrive in almost any water and soil conditions.
Environmentalists have proposed bamboo farming as a means to offset carbon emissions from human population. A bamboo plant is able to create 400% more biomass when compared to other trees.
Strides in Innovation
Currently, the most common method of creating bamboo fabric is the same process used to make rayon. It is expected that it will soon become economically feasible to liquefy the bamboo pulp and spin it into strands without the use of chemical agents. This technological advancement in the production process will make bamboo eco-perfect!