Why Clothes From Bamboo
Bamboo fabric has a silky, smooth feel that is truly surprising. It has a natural sheen unlike other natural vegetable based fabrics. You won’t believe such a fabric comes from a plant as durable as bamboo. Bamboo fabric is considered an environmentally friendly material. Compared to its most similar textile of cotton, bamboo does not usually require pesticides or fertilisers and grows well without aid. Bamboo fibre is a highly water absorbent fabric (hygroscopic).
Bamboo fabric is cool in hot weather as it draws moisture away from the skin, and warm in cold conditions as acts as a good insulator.
Bamboo fabric has excellent natural functions. The claimed anti-bacterial and deodorising properties come from the Japan Textile Inspection Association who found that even after bamboo fabric had been washed fifty times, it still possessed excellent anti-bacterial and bacteriostasis functions. Test result showed that over 70% of bacteria incubated on bamboo fibre fabric did not survive. If bamboo fiber proves to be naturally anti-bacterial then this differs greatly from that of chemical antimicrobial. The latter often tends to cause skin allergy when added to apparel.
In textile form, bamboo retains many of the properties it has as a plant. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up three times its weight in water.
In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate.
For this reason, clothing made of bamboo fiber is often worn next to the skin.
How to Care for Clothes from Bamboo Fabric
Bamboo fabrics will maintain their special qualities when washed in cold to warm water (up to 60 degrees Celsius) with a gentle detergent, free of bleach. You may want to use a gentle cycle for some finished garments and fabric types. If necessary, bamboo fabrics can be dried in a clothes dryer on the cool setting.
We recommend washing rather than dry cleaning for our Bamboo clothes. Use the gentle wash cycle or hand wash and use a good brand of gentle soap powder or liquid. We recommend that you don’t use bleach, Chlorine bleaches often cause yellowing. If hand washing, rinse well to help prevent staining caused by oxidation of cellulose by the leftover soap build-up. Fabric pilling can be prevented to some extent by proper clothes washing and care. Wash your garments inside out on a shorter wash cycle with gentle agitation and remove them from the dryer promptly. To remove fabric pills, stretch the fabric over a curved surface and carefully cut or shave off the pills.
Line drying in the sun is best, if possible. Machine drying is ok but don’t over do it! Over drying can result in damaged fabrics.
Avoiding fabric stretch
Jerseys have an elasticity in them. If it is hung, the weight of the item may stretch and pull it down. You’ll eventually lose the shape of your garment.
Always read specific care instruction at each individual garment. The label with care instructions is attached to the garment from inside or it’s directly printed on the inside side of t-shirts or shirts. If you are still not sure about what is the best way of how to look about your new clothes then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.