I fell in love with bamboo fabric years ago when my sister gifted me with an incredibly soft black jersey dress that i ended up wearing almost everyday. At first glance, it's just like any ordinary cotton or rayon. It's when I started wearing it that I started unraveling it's many functional benefits that I can't live without now. And yet it's not known to many.
Bamboo is to cotton what cashmere is to wool. Just like cashmere, it's softer and more luxurious than cotton.
Its naturally anti-bacterial so it keeps you odor-free and naturally cuts out the sun's harmful UV rays. This wrinkle-free jersey is perfect for travelling.
For people with skin sensitivities like I do, bamboo is anti-static and non-irritating to the skin due to its smoothness.
Bamboo fiber is four times more absorbent than cotton, which keeps you drier during summer months by absorbing sweat away from your skin. It's also thermal regulating. Keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
On top of that, it's good for the environment.
It takes much less energy and less water to grow and sustain bamboo than cotton.
Bamboo grows superfast making it a high yield renewable source. It yields the same volume from 10% of the land area. Because of its root structure, it can reclaim land that have been overgrazed and clean the soil of toxins.
Since it has no natural pests, Bamboo grows naturally without using pesticides or fertilizers. It keeps our air clean by consuming carbon dioxide and returning 30% more oxygen than trees.
And most importantly, bamboo fabric is 100% biodegradable.
It's great stuff!