Known historically for its multiple uses in paper, architecture, flooring, and furniture, modern technology has produced bamboo pulp fibers that are perfect for yarn and fabric.
Natural bamboo fibres are both soft and luxurious, together with the following extraordinary benefits:
- Antibacterial Properties: Keeps the wearer odour free and feeling and smelling fresh.
- Hypoallergenic: Natural bamboo does not cause allergic reactions.
- Sweat Absorbent and Moisture Wicking: Bamboo has high hygroscopicity (the ability to absorb moisture from its environment). Cross-sections of bamboo reveal micro-pores that enhance both ventilation and moisture absorption.
- Insulating and Breathable: Keeps the wearer cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
- Naturally Soft Fabric: Luxuriously soft even after repeated washing.
- Natural UV Protection: Protects skin from harmful UV rays.
- Eco-Friendly: Fast-growing grass (not trees) in any soil conditions; no fertilizer or chemical spray used in growing; no chemicals used in transformation from plant pulp to fabric; highly renewable resource.
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