We all love to look great in trendy outfits, whenever we step out. Don’t we??, But little did we know that by being a part of fast fashion consumers we are contributing to global pollution!
There are many solutions to this fashion emergency, one such being bamboo clothing. Bamboo was used for the hand made production of paper. Due to advancement in technology today bamboo pulp is used to make bamboo fiber.
So here is a list of 15 reasons why one should make some place for bamboo clothing in their closet!!!
Antibacterial and odorless
It keeps you odour free hence one feels fresh all the time. Ever wondered why bamboo clothes are odorless ? That’s because bamboo possesses a bacteriostatic and anti-fungal bio agent ” bamboo Kun” which helps its growth and helps it to spread itself more without the help of manures. Amazing ! Isn’t it?
Highly sweat absorbent
It pulls moisture from skin for evaporation. Hence keeps you dry. Best option for summer. It helps to regulate your body temperature by pulling moisture away from your skin. When you are sweating bamboo will not cling to you the way other fabrics will.
Best fit for both seasons
Keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. They provide natural ventilation in summer as they have microscopic pores/gaps in the fiber which acts as a thermal regulator.
It is one of the softest natural fabrics one can ever come across. It is cozy too.
Protection from Ultraviolet rays
We know that harmful exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer and other skin related issues. Bamboo clothing prevents 97.5% of these rays from harming your skin by becoming natural blockage. So it acts as a natural SPF.
Bamboo clothes don’t cause any kind of skin allergies.
They get decayed in nature and hence causing no pollution and adverse effects like plastic. Fashion industry never stops itself from exploring and bamboo clothes have every chance to become the next bloom of this sector as a result more bamboo will be grown which will increase more carbon consumption by these plans.
Bamboo requires no chemical fertilizers , requires less water .Bamboo is compostable. So when your product is worn beyond use you can compost it and grow something new. Bamboo fabrics never have to end up in a landfill and pollute soil. Bamboo has a lot of environmental benefits too.
It prevents soil erosion as the bamboo is known for its tensile strength. Bamboo is a type of tropical grass and is blessed with an extensive rooting system and it grows an average of five to six shoots every year. And needless to say it’s biodegradable.
No chemicals are involved in processing and manufacturing of bamboo fabric so one can wear bamboo clothes without any worry.
Superior wicking capabilities
Bamboo fiber is highly absorbent, much more strong. Faster drying than cotton itself.
Bamboo clothing is naturally more wrinkle resistant than cotton.
The eco-friendly fabric lasts up to 15 years if maintained properly. New designs of bamboo clothes are becoming a new favorite in the sustainable fashion market to add on. Bamboo clothes are Known for its natural texture and shine that gives a new vibe to these clothes.
Easy step towards guilt free fashion
Bamboo grows without needing any chemical fertilizers and pesticides ( which are one of the biggest contributors of soil pollution).And no chemical processing is involved in the manufacture of bamboo clothing.
There are many other lesser known facts about bamboo which makes it the best pick for one’s wardrobe ,a lot of research is going one to bring out many more beneficial sides of bamboo fabric to users . And how can one unsee such a cool fabric with so many advantages!!! ..isn’t it??
There are many possible ways which lead us towards sustainability. And switching towards sustainable clothing can be one’s first easy step.
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