Bamboo fiber has unparalleled advantages, including strength, versatility and luxurious softness.
Bamboo requires less energy, water to grow and grows at a rapid pace, in a very short time, bamboo can reclaim land destroyed by overgrazing and over-building and clean the soil of toxins. Bamboo returns 30% more oxygen to the atmosphere than trees, while consuming up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare.
Bamboo can be grown without pesticides and chemicals can be harvested sustainability and is 100% biodegradable.
Bamboo fabric in it's self is naturally soft, great for sensitive skin, absorbs moisture and is Anti-bacterial. Bamboo fabric contains a naturally occurring anti-microbial agent, kun, that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it, which means it helps keep you odor free.
Like hemp, bamboo also offers UV protectionand is "breathable" keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.
However, the manufacturing process still requires development to support the 'green' claim of an environmentally-friendly product.
Several different manufacturing processes can be used to convert bamboo from the plant to the woven fabric, with varying environmental costs. The chemical processes which cause environmental concern center around the use of solvents which 'cook' the bamboo leaves and stems into a solution from which the fibers are drawn. A common method called 'hydrolysis alkalization with multi-phase bleaching' is not considered sustainable or environmentally supportable. However less pesticides and fertilisers are used, and it is still a sustainable choice compared to most other fabrics.
Bamboo has many benefits as well as down falls, it is not a core fabric we use a Salia Jac and when used in the future the manufacturing process will be question more intensely. We would like to highlight we only source fabric that can be traced back to it's origin, we are proud of this fact, as it gives us a clearer understanding of the processes and environment the fabric has come from. We are continually learning and growing to offer you the best and most environmental and ethical produced products.
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