Bamboo vs Cotton- which fabric to buy
These days we start to hear more and more about products made from bamboo, bamboo charcoal or bamboo viscose.
Fabrics made from bamboo have a lot of benefit. Several studies show that bamboo fabrics can absorb more moisture than cotton. This is ideal for those hot days or those get hot easily. In addition, bamboo is a very breathable material, thus allowing for air circulation which in turn helps reduce the presence of bacteria. It is also hypoallergenic.
Also, bamboo fabric smells better and stays cleaner than cotton fabrics. One of bamboo fabrics greatest properties is its antimicrobial quality.
Viscose made from bamboo is considered one of the strongest and most affordable fabrics to wear or sleep in. This fabric is well known for keeping its shape, strength, and durability three times more than cotton. Also, bamboo fabrics are known for keeping their bright colours significantly longer than cotton fabric and are very easy to maintain.
In addition, bamboo is a renewable resource. Pesticides and fungicides are not used in the growing of bamboo as is it is seldom eaten by insects or infected by pathogens. Bamboo is not produced from a tree but an extremely fast growing grass. In fact, Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth. Some species can grow up to 1 meter per day and up to 60 feet in height within 90 days.
Bamboo is a great resource we can all use in the forms- such as clothes, towels, sheets, blankets and baby items. Buying bamboo products helps reduce our carbon footprint and is a great new alternative.