Bamboo is an amazing and extremely versatile natural resource. For several centuries, Asians are using it in cooking, construction, textiles, and medicine. But recently, the Western world has found multiple uses of bamboo to meet eco-friendly modern requirements. Innerwear manufacturers will tell how bamboo fabric is made and used for making everyday products.
Bamboo is simply a wonderful biodegradable resource that can benefit both to the way human want to spend their lives and to the environment.
Features of bamboo
When it comes to sustainability, bamboo is an amazing choice. As we all know, bamboo is among the fastest growing plants in the world; once it is harvested, it can replenish itself within a year. There are some bamboo species that can grow 120cm per day. Bamboo is naturally prolific and resilient plant that doesn’t require fertilizers to boost its growth or even pesticides. Bamboo is a natural pest-resistant plant.
Since bamboo requires zero chemical treatment and little water to grow, it is eco-friendly. It absorbs more CO2 from the environment as compared to cotton or timber. It also releases oxygen in abundance to enhance air quality.
Bamboo is natural and biodegradable. Once you have stopped using a bamboo product, you can rest easy as it will return to the Earth leaving least environmental impact. Synthetic on the other hand, clogs up the ecosystem.
How bamboo fibre is made?
Bamboo fibre can be the brilliant option to make mind-blowing modern textiles. A few clothing options like socks, duvet covers, bed linen, towels, and t-shirts are can be made with bamboo fibre. Some innerwear manufacturers blend bamboo with cotton, hemp, or even lycra to meet certain requirements.
What is the process?
To produce premium quality bamboo fibre, manufacturers must use sodium hydroxide or caustic soda to break down the woody bamboo. The crushed bamboo is later soaked in the chemical to make cellulose. Some environmentalists concern over using caustic soda as it is harmful chemical, but when it is used responsibly, it has no impact on the environment and people’s health.
The caustic soda is being used during the processing of organic cotton into fibre and its use is approved by the GOTS and the Soil Association. The chemical is applied in production of everything from soap to food preparation.
Manufacturers are even seeking for ever greener ways of producing bamboo fibre in the future.
Clothing Manufacturing with Bamboo
Bamboo is greatly resilient and durable fibre. It is softer in feel and pleasant to touch. When you compare cotton and polyester with bamboo clothing, you will find bamboo items are stronger and possess better moisture wicking properties than cotton and polyester.
Characteristics of bamboo clothing –
- Soft and silky – a luxurious touch can be felt with true comfort when you opt for bamboo clothing.
- Hypoallergenic – The eco-friendly bamboo fibre never irritates your skin. You can even get baby clothing range made of bamboo fibres.
- Breathable and thermo-regulating – Regardless the weather type, bamboo clothing keeps you comfortable. You can feel cool in summer and warm in winter in bamboo clothing.
- Better absorbent – Bamboo fibres absorb better than cotton and keep the skin dry.
- UV protective – Bamboo naturally protects you and your family from the harmful UV rays.
- Biodegradable – Bamboo fibres are all natural and can be returned to the Earth without causing damage to the environment.
What can be made with bamboo fibre-
- Bathing suits
- Bath robes
- Bed linen covers
- Sanitary pad
- TV covers
- Sofa covers
- Comforters and more
Bamboo fibres can be truly considered as next-gen fabric material by Cotton Yarn Exporters India to produce biodegradable range for their customers.