If bamboo is being harvested to make bamboo fabric, what will the panda have left to eat?
Don’t worry! Pandas generally eat bamboo species known as “Grass Bamboo” – there are about 25 other types/species of bamboo that pandas eat. The great thing is, Pandas don’t like “Moso bamboo” — ones which we use for bamboo clothing.
Is bamboo clothing considered ‘green’ / eco-friendly / organic product?
Bamboo is considered as organic to a certain degree that it is not genetically modified. It is grown without the use of man-made pesticides and fertilisers. Its natural properties of being resistant to fungi and disease makes it grows without any intervention. Bamboo grows without any irrigation and requires minimal water consumption. It doesn’t contribute to water or soil contamination, as it is grown without pesticides and fertilizers. Based on “The National Organic Standards Board of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)“ defines organic agriculture as “An ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony.” Certified Organic means a verification process was performed by an independent state or private organization to ensure that the strict organic standards were followed in the crop or product’s production. Organic standards regulate the farm production of the raw material, but the finished materials can be treated with synthetic chemicals and toxic dyes and still be labeled Organic.
How is bamboo forest sustainable and how does it help reduce the carbon emissions?
It has been proven that a hectare of bamboo forest will absorb a significantly higher level of carbon emissions than wood or trees. Bamboo naturally absorbs 2/3 more carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen than any other plant. That is one reason why bamboo farming should be more attractive to carbon finance than the trees. Bamboo is botanically classified as a grass and may be the most sustainable, maintaining ecological balance, natural resource the world has. Growing bamboo is eco-friendly. Bamboo doesn’t need agricultural maintenance because it grows naturally. Bamboo is a fast growing grass and some bamboo species can even grow up to 3 feet per day.
What kind of bamboo species used for bamboo clothing?
“Phyllostachys Pubescens” or “Phyllostachys Heterocycla” commonly called Moso Bamboo. Moso Bamboo is the same variety that’s used for bamboo timber and many other bamboo products. Moso bamboo grows enormously in China, covering approximately 3 mil hectares. Moso can grow more than 25 meters (82 feet) in height with diameter from 7-18cm (3-7 inch) and can withstand temperatures as low as -23°C. But, the warmer weather and shorter winters the better growth can be expected.
How “eco” is bamboo fabric clothing?
Bamboo clothing and the plant are totally decomposable in the soil by micro organisms and natural light from the sun. This is all done because bamboo is 100% bio degradable and doesn’t decompose into any pollutants. Having reached its useful life, clothing made from bamboo can be composted and disposed of in an organic and environmentally friendly manner. In comparison to other traditional fibres, bamboo clothing has a very small environmental footprint. Synthetic fibres such as nylon and polyester are not biodegradable and remain in landfill for longer.
Why should I use bamboo fibre clothing?
Top 5 reasons we’ve listed down:-
Softness: Bamboo fibre is exceptionally soft, it feels great against your skin. While the plant itself may not seem like it would make for soft clothing, the process of extracting bamboo cellulose and converting it into fibre results in a very smooth and silky yarn. This yarn is weaved into fabric used for bamboo clothing. You can buy bamboo products from our secure online store.
Moisture Wicking: Bamboo fibre is very popular because of its moisture wicking properties. With almost twice the moisture transfer rate of cotton, it is an ideal fabric for clothing worn directly against the skin. The use of bamboo fibre in sportswear, yoga clothing and high performance active wear has also increased due to this unique property.
UV Protection: Bamboo clothing is proven to have superior UV protecting qualities. While some studies have questioned the extent to which bamboo clothing is UV resistant, a recent study by Deakin University found bamboo fabric is 60% better than cotton at protecting the wearer from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Breathability & Insulating: Because it is derived from plant fibres, bamboo clothing is significantly more breathable and a naturally insulating fibre than traditional fibres and synthetics. When woven into fabric, bamboo clothing helps to trap a small layer of air against the skin. This layer acts as insulation, natural temperature regulator helping to keep the wearer cool in the hot weather, and warm during winter. Check out our online store where you can buy bamboo products.
Antibacterial: Scientifically, based on a study that was done by the Japan Textile Inspection Association (JTIA); a quantitative test, method JISL 1902 was performed using 100% bamboo fabric. The bamboo fabric samples were washed industrially 50 times. The bamboo fabric samples were then laden with bacterial strain type staphylococcus IID 1677. After a 24-hr incubation period they did a count on the live bacteria remaining on the bamboo fabric samples. Their results showed that the samples retained a greater than 70% antibacterial efficiency rate, after 50 industrial washings.
Can you personalize the items or make a gift hamper?
Sure! We are able to personalize an embroidery or screen print according to your style and design. Anything to suit your needs, we will try our best to cater for you. We have done baby shower door gifts, wedding favors, corporate gifts and special occasions (christmas & teacher’s day).
How many types of bamboo fabric are there??
Bamboo fabric, like cotton, comes in woven or knitted fabric.
Woven: Bamboo yarn can be weaved with any other type of yarn, usually cotton, silk or polyester. Weaving has a thread count, which determines how soft and durable the fabric will be. It is not at all stretchable. Woven bamboo fabric are often used to make bedsheets and shirts.
Knitted: Bamboo yarn can also be knitted. Knitted generally applies to t-shirt like material. It will automatically and naturally be slightly stretchable. Knitted fabric is usually knitted based on the weight / thickness of the finished fabric. Knitted bamboo can also be knitted with other types of yarn mainly cotton, polyester, and acrylic. Spandex will be added to have more stretchy quality. Knitted bamboo fabric are often used for t-shirts, socks, and undergarments.
How is bamboo fabric made??
Why are some bamboo products much cheaper than the other?
Bamboo charcoal vs bamboo fiber.
Bamboo charcoal is cheaper than bamboo fiber due to its compromised natural properties from the burning process. It is still good, however, the natural properties of bamboo; anti-bacterial, cooling, moisture wicking properties are lessen by at least 30-40%. Also, bamboo fiber products are more expensive when the composition is higher.