We hear a lot about bamboo fabric these days. What’s the hype around bamboo fabric? How are they different from cotton fabric and other natural materials?
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What is a bamboo fabric?
Bamboo fabric is a term used to describe all textile pieces made from bamboo pulp. Do you know bamboo fabric has been in use for thousands of years? However, it’s now the fabric has been perfected for industrial use and production units. The fabric is similar to cotton but is a more breathable and better choice for the environment.
How is a bamboo fabric made?
Bamboo fabrics are manufactured in the industries using two methods:
1. Crushing and mashing technique
In this process, the bamboo plant is crushed into a pulp with natural enzymes and the fibers are then combed and cut into yarns. This process is laborious and time-consuming, and hence expensive. However, this is a more sustainable option for manufacturing bamboo fabric.
2. Boiling technique
The boiling technique involves mixing the plant material with chemicals that are heated to produce a concoction. The treated bamboo fibers are then cut into yarns and used to produce fabric. This process is wasteful and harmful to the environment.
Use of bamboo fabric
The fabric made out of bamboo can be practically used anywhere as a replacement for cotton fabric. Bamboo fabric is preferred more as it is eco-friendly and has a number of other benefits.
1. It can be or household textile
- Sheets, mattress cover, blankets, towels, etc.
2. It can be used for garments
- T-shirt, shirt, socks, etc
3. It can be used for intimate garments/products
- Undergarments, sanitary pads, etc
Benefits of bamboo fabric
With the growing demand for natural and sustainable products, bamboo fabric is gaining much popularity amongst conscious shoppers. This type of fabric is not only less harmful to the environment but also offers many beneficial attributes.
1. Allows long-term freshness
Bamboo fabrics are usually well-ventilated due to their microscopic holes. This is the reason why these fabrics are more breathable and keep smelling fresh longer. The structure of bamboo fibers also repellent water and dries the moisture quickly.
2. Super soft
The bamboo structure is absorbent when it comes to moisture. Its smoothness and roundness make the fabric soft. The bamboo fiber has no edges or roughness that can irritate the skin, making it an excellent choice for your intimate and sensitive skin. They are soft and super comfortable to touch and great for regular use.
3. Prevents heat
Due to the open and airy structure of the bamboo fiber, the fabric is super soft and breathable. Therefore, in warm weather, the fabric feels light and fresh.
It does not cause allergic reactions because bamboo is hypoallergenic. Those with sensitive skin or allergies may especially appreciate bamboo's special quality.
5. Eco-friendly and sustainable
Bamboo fabric contributes very little to environmental concerns – water scarcity, deforestation, soil erosion, and the greenhouse effect. It positively impacts the environment and is a significantly more sustainable textile than cotton.
Bamboo Fabric Manufacturing Process, Advantages with Disadvantages, MARCH 28, 2021, textiledetails.com
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