Bamboo is a magical fibre and I love it! These days I just want everything in my life to be made from bamboo. It’s soft, washes well and it’a sustainable fibre that is hard wearing and great for the environment. Here are 10 reasons to swap over, plus I want to share my favourite products with you. Come and join the comfy club!
10 reasons to swap to bamboo
1- It is better for the environment
It is a a sustainable fibre and uses 1/3 less water to grow and yields 10 times more than the same amount of cotton. It requires no pesticides, fertilisers and very little water to grow. It absorbs carbon dioxide and emits 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
2 – It is 40% more absorbent than even the best cotton
It is moisture wicking to keep you dry and can take three times it’s weight in water. It also drys faster than cotton.
3 – It has antimicrobial properties
Bamboo has natural antimicrobial bio-agents that helps reduce bacteria and fungus. That’s one of the reasons that bamboo is so popular in developing counties for mats and bedding.
4 – It is softer than cotton
Bamboo viscose is softer than Egyptian cotton and it is also hypoallergenic so it wont cause skin irritation like some cottons do.
5 – It is the fastest growing plant in the world
It only takes 5 years to mature compared to 30-40 years for trees. Bamboo roots also prevent soil erosion.
6 – It is Thermo Regulating
Bamboo fibre is thermo-regulating, which means it can keep you warm when the weather is cool and keep you cool when the weather is warm. This is why bamboo underwear and active wear is very popular, and why the clothing is an excellent option for layering and travel.
7 – It is Biodegradable
Bamboo fabric is 100% biodegradable and usually takes only a year to break down.
8 – It has natural sun protection
Bamboo clothing is naturally UV protective so wearing it means your skin will be sun safe as well!
9 – Its fibre is all certified
All bamboo fibre has to be Oeko-Tex 100 certified. Oeko-Tex is a global certification that allows consumers to easily identify textile products that pose no risk to human health. In order to be able to display the Oeko-Tex label on their products and marketing material, manufacturers have to comply with a range of tests across all stages of production – from raw materials to end products and all the processes in between. The certificate must be renewed yearly but it can be revoked if the manufacturer fails to comply with the Oeko-Tex standards.
10 – It is strong and durable
The strength of bamboo fabric has been compared with denim, it’s that durable!
My favourite Bamboo Clothes
I live in bamboo clothing. It feels like you are wearing pyjamas but still looks great. It is stretchy, durable and you don’t need to iron it. It travels really well and you can layer it in the cold weather and it still doesn’t feel bulky.
Bamboo Body is my favourite store for clothing. I love that they are committed to ethical, slow, sustainable fashion and that they care about the workers in their factories, not hiring anyone under 18 and paying above a living wage.
My favourite Bamboo Bedding
If you are looking for bamboo sheets and doona covers then look no further than Linenly! Their 100% organic bamboo sheets are absolute magic. I’ve had mine for months now and they are still as soft as the day i got them. So far they are still just as white as well. These sheets are super soft and feel like silk. We’ve just gone a step further and got the doona cover as well and it’s just total luxury.
My Favourite Bamboo Towels
I wasn’t lying when I told you I have everything bamboo lol! These bamboo towels from Adairs are really plush, dry fast and they wash and wear super well. If you dry them in the dryer they feel shop new. We have had them for over a year now and they are like new.
If you have some favourite bamboo products please share them with me below so I can try them!
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