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  • Bamboo vs Cotton

    Bamboo Vs Cotton

    Bamboo is often compared to Cotton, so we thought we'd give you a few facts for you to consider:


    • Bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow, when compared to cotton.


    • Bamboo has no natural pests, meaning that it can be grown with little or no pesticides or herbicides, where cotton often requires a large amount of pesticides to maintain growth.


    • Bamboo plantations can easily be kept organic and replanted each year


    • Bamboo is softer than cotton. The bamboo fiber is naturally round and smooth without any chemical treatment, meaning there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin. This means that even people who cannot wear hemp or wool, find bamboo comfortable when worn next to the skin.


    • Given the height of the average bamboo plant, long fibres are extracted, meaning that there is less pilling of the fabric than in the cheaper varieties of cotton.


    • The softness and quality of a bamboo product withstands many washes, and some even report the fabric becoming softer over time!


    • Bamboo has natural antibacterial qualities, due to an antimicrobial bio-agent called "bamboo-kun" which is found in the fiber. This makes bamboo fabric naturally antibacterial, antifungal and odor resistant. Cotton does not posses these properties.



    • Bamboo has insulating properties, meaning that the fabric will help you to stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.


    • Bamboo is a light, strong fabirc, that requires less dye than cotton, and is argued to produce more vivid colours.


    • When your product has seen better years, bamboo fabric is completely biodegradable in soil, and the process of decomposition doesn't cause any pollution to the environment!




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