The Benefits of Bamboo
Bamboo is truly an amazing natural resource. It has been used for centuries in China and Japan, as a building material, in medicines, as a food source and to make bamboo textile. Today, there are different methods available for producing textiles from bamboo. Although there is no doubt that bamboo itself is a highly sustainable resource, not all methods for textile production are as environmentally friendly.
At The Bamboo Shop we have carefully selected suppliers delivering bamboo products that are luxuriously soft, eco friendly and sustainably produced. Bamboo that is Soft, Cool, Strong, Clean and Green.
Feathery soft with a beautiful lustre, bamboo has a unique silky smooth texture that is similar to silk but not as shiny or slippery. Because it is softer than the finest high thread count cotton, it is also suitable for babies and people who have sensitive skin.
As a natural fibre, bamboo is highly breathable, up to 60% more absorbent than cotton and efficiently wicks moisture away from the body. The naturally thermo-regulating properties of bamboo will help you stay nice and cool in summer while keeping you warm and cozy in winter.
Even though textile made from bamboo has the softness of silk or cashmere, it is in fact very strong and highly durable. This is because the material used for bamboo textile, the moso bamboo plant boasts an impressive breaking tenacity of up to three times that of cotton.
Bamboo is naturally antibacterial making it less susceptible to odours than cotton. It is hypo-allergenic and naturally repels allergens such as dust mites, mould and mildew making it gentle on skin and suitable for those suffering eczema and allergies. Our bamboo bedding is 100% organic and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified meaning it’s free of any harmful substances and chemicals.
Bamboo is the fasting growing plant on earth and it regenerates naturally after harvesting. Whereas cotton is among the thirstiest crops on earth, bamboo needs no irrigation or fertiliser and grows naturally pesticide free due to its antimicrobial properties. Bamboo forests have a negative carbon footprint, producing even more oxygen than trees! Our bamboo bedding is manufactured using a ‘closed-loop’ process, without the use of harmful chemicals.