Bamboo fabric is fast becoming recognized as one of the most beneficial fabrics for application in a variety of products including washcloths, towels, blankets and others. While anyone can enjoy the special characteristics of bamboo fabric, it is particularly appropriate for those with sensitive skin. Infants, for example, tend to have skin that is 30 times thinner than adult skin. This means they particularly benefit from bamboo’s softness. Similarly, adults with skin conditions prefer soft fabrics that won’t irritate sensitive skin.
Here are the major characteristics of bamboo fiber.
General Characteristics of Bamboo Fiber
Bamboo fiber is naturally anti-bacterial, UV protective, green, biodegradable, breathable, cool, strong, flexible, soft and has a luxurious shiny appearance.
Smooth, Soft and Luxurious
Bamboo fiber can be softer even than silk fiber when spun into yarn. A criss-cross inner structure creates built in pockets that are able to suck up, and lock in any moisture it comes in contact with. The unique weave and material combine to be gentle on the skin while remaining effective for cleaning and the removal of dead skin. As you wash, it will feel silky smooth as it glides across your skin.
Good Absorption Ability
Bamboo fiber absorbs and evaporates sweat very quickly. It’s ultimate breathability keeps the wearer comfortable and dry for a very longer period. It is three to four times more absorbent than cotton fabrics.
Fabrics made from bamboo fiber are highly breathable in hot weather and also keep the wearer warmer in cold season. Bamboo is naturally cool to the touch. The cross-section of the bamboo fiber is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes leading to much better moisture absorption and ventilation. It is also very warm in cold weather, because of the same micro structure as the warm air gets trapped next to the skin.
Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static. Bamboo has a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent named “bamboo kun” which bonds tightly with bamboo cellulose molecules during the normal process of bamboo fiber growth.Tests by the Japanese Textile Inspection Association shows that, even after fifty washes, bamboo fabric continues to possess these properties making bamboo fabrics healthier, germ free and odor free.
Bamboo Fabric Care
Bamboo fabric requires no special care, although we do recommend avoiding the use of fabric softeners or bleach when washing the fabric. Over time, they will damage the strength and absorbency of the fabric.