Bamboo Fibre is fast becoming another popular choice and here’s the reason why. Its properties are very luxurious, almost comparable to silk but more lightweight and softer than cotton. From bedding to clothing, industries are making more products using the bamboo fabric, extolling the virtues of this alternative source to cotton.
One of the contributing reasons bamboo fabric is a popular choice is because of the antibacterial properties that it has. The Bamboo naturally contains an antibacterial agent called bamboo kun that prevents, kills or reduces the growth of bacteria. Scientific tests have been conducted to analyse the effects of the antibacterial agent which shows that a large percentage of bacteria that incubates on bamboo fabric is killed due to the bamboo kun.
Another attractive property of the bamboo fabric is how breathable and absorbent it is. Bamboo fibre is a very absorbent material that can hold up to 60% more moisture than cotton. Bamboo fabric is so breathable that it is good at being odourless, even when attacked by odour-causing bacteria.
How is Bamboo Fabric made?
Bamboo stalks are harvested from bamboo forest. The raw bamboo stalks are being crushed into flat chips. The chips are soaked in natural enzymes to break down the raw fiber and turned into bamboo pulp. It is then dried into parchment-like sheets.
Once thoroughly dried, these sheets are ready to be milled into a soft, fluffy material referred to as bamboo fibre. The fibre is combed out and spun into bamboo yarn then it can be knitted into bamboo fabrics.
Benefits of Bamboo Fibre Towels
Soft & Comfy – Supremely soft, silky and luxurious to the touch, they are far softer than cotton towels.
Anti-Bacterial – Contains a naturally occurring anti-microbial agent ‘kun’ that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it.
Extra Absorption – Bamboo fibre towel is 3 times more absorbent than cotton. Helps to wick moisture away from the skin.
Fast Dry – It’s ultimate breathability keeps comfortable and dry for a very longer period.
Odor Resistant – Bamboo is a hygienic and hypo-allergenic option due to its resistance to odor, mold, mildew and bacteria.
Eco-Friendly – As a natural cellulose fibre, it can be 100% biodegraded in soil by microorganism and sunshine.