As one of the fastest-growing plants, bamboo is regarded as an eco-friendly material since it is naturally regenerative. Compared to petroleum-derived synthetic fibers and conventional cotton, in which cultivation involves large quantities of water, bamboo requires very little water and no chemicals to grow, and thus, it has a lesser negative impact on the environment.
Bamboo is an environmental wonder-plant. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow a whopping 120 cm per day. Bamboo does not need fertilizers to boost its growth or pesticides since it is naturally pest-resistant. Additionally, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than cotton. It also releases more oxygen into the environment, improving air quality.
Why use bamboo fabric in activewear?
Eco-friendly & biodegradable: Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind.
Thermo-regulating & moisture-wicking: A recent study published by the International Journal of Thermal Sciences revealed that fabrics containing a higher percentage of bamboo fibers provided an increased level of thermal regulation. Bamboo microfibers are also filled with tiny holes and gaps in their structure that provide ventilation. Because of its breathability, bamboo clothing allows the body to stay cool in warmer weather and warm during the cooler season, and wicks moisture away quickly.
Anti-bacterial & odor-free: Bamboo has an inherit natural barricade against bacteria. Bamboo fabric contains a natural antimicrobial agent called kun, which prevents bacteria from cultivating on it, and thereby, keeping your skin healthy. The antibacterial properties of bamboo naturally eliminates odors as well, making you smell fresh longer.
Safe & hypoallergenic: Bamboo fibers are gentler to the skin than man-made fibers and requires way less dye compared to conventional types of fabric, making it a safer fabric for individuals with sensitive skin, especially for those suffering from eczema, allergies, dermatitis, or other skin sensitivities.
Buttery soft: Bamboo fibers are smooth and round and contain a natural ingredient called pectin that helps enhance its soft texture. The fabric is buttery soft, giving you a luxurious feel similar to silk or cashmere and is softer than cotton without sacrificing its durability.
UV protective: Bamboo's protective agent has scientifically been proven to block harmful UV rays by 98%, shielding you and your loved ones from the sun's rays in comfort.