Bamboo is an extremely breathable fabric. Naturally, the bamboo plant keeps itself cool in the heat and the micro-gaps in its fibre gives the fabric better moisture absorption and ventilation. Its self-insulating properties keeps you almost two degrees cooler in the heat and noticeably warmer in the cold. Bamboo fabric is also "anti static and UV protective cutting out 98% of harmful UV rays.
Bamboo is also antibacterial and antifungal as it possesses an anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent called "Bamboo Kun". Bamboo plants naturally flourish and grow in the wild without the use of harmful pesticides or fertilizers.
Killing bacteria and being highly sweat absorbent keeps you dry, feeling fresher and odour free for longer, making the garment healthier and more hygienic.
Bamboo fabric is similar to the softness of silk. The fibres are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin. For this reason bamboo clothing is a popular choice for those who experience mild to severe skin allergies.
Upon discovering the many benefits that bamboo fabric had to offer, we saw it was a perfect textile that ticked the boxes when designing for sensory and skin sensitivities.