|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM|
Bamboo fiber fabric is emerging as a new green use for one of the most ecologically friendly grasses on our planet, and becoming a go-to alternative to cotton. Most people have seen bamboo fiber at some point or another, in the form of towels, sheets, shirts, or even socks and have thought “bamboo fabric? What’s so great about bamboo and how is it different than the lesser priced cotton products...” To anyone who has ever felt viscose bamboo material, the difference is much clearer.
Soft, warm, and odorless are three adjectives commonly used to describe viscose bamboo. Viscose is the derivative of hard bamboo stalks that are manufactured into a cozy fiber. It has a soft and buttery feel and can absorb 3-4 times as much moisture as cotton. It is also great at helping to fight odors. When compared to cotton, viscose bamboo material is much softer, much more absorbent which makes it warmer, and helps fight against odors, rather than harboring odors like cotton. As if this wasn’t already enough of a reason to try viscose bamboo, what truly makes bamboo so amazing is how ecologically friendly it is as a plant, and as fabric
Bamboo requires no irrigation to grow because it thrives under natural rainfall. It requires no chemical pesticides or fertilizers to grow because it naturally fights pests and lives great in many different natural settings, growing up to 47 inches in a single day once mature. Bamboo does not need replanted after harvest because, unlike trees, bamboo will regrow right from the cut. But enough about what bamboo doesn’t do, here’s what it does do. A stand of bamboo creates 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees while absorbing 5 times the greenhouse gases. Due to the fact that bamboo roots stay in the ground when cut, it protects the soil from erosion and keeps it nutrient rich. With so many uses, there is little to no waste with harvested bamboo, every part is used. Bamboo has a great impact here on mother Earth.
With one of the softest and most comfortable fibers, viscose, coming from one of the most eco-friendly sources, bamboo, what more could you wish for? Give bamboo a try and not only won’t you be disappointed, but our ecosystem will thank you.