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- Why is bamboo better?
Why is bamboo better?
There are 6 main reasons why bamboo fibres are great for clothing. Seeing is believing but until you’ve tried some of our products that are made from Bamboo, here is some more information for you:
Soft as a baby’s bottom? Well this really is! Bamboo is one of the softest fabrics in the world, you’ll love the way it feels on your skin. Bamboo is to cotton what cashmere is to wool- a softer and more luxury feel.
Bamboo fabric provides performance in all temperatures. It is breathable and keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Bamboo fabric is relatively unlikely to cause a reaction which is fantastic because baby’s newborn skin is so sensitive. It’s perfect for mums too, particularly those with allergy prone skin.
Bacteria does not live well in bamboo fabric. It therefore keeps you odour free, smelling and feeling fresher for longer.
Kind to skin
It’s antistatic and sits beautifully next to your skin. We always strive to make women feel as comfortable as possible whilst breastfeeding, which is why we chose this fabric for our white ‘Lilly’ nursing vests. We want mothers and babies to enjoy its wonderful feel.
Bamboo fabric absorbs moisture from the skin for evaporation, keeping you drier. This is a particular important feature for our nursing vests in case of any leakage and also for our bamboo blankets in case of dribbling, reflux and/or milk possets.
The growing of bamboo is great for the environment too
Bamboo is a great deal more sustainable than cotton or many other commercially available alternative fabrics:
Bamboo thrives naturally without the use of fertilisers or pesticides.
Bamboo yields the same volume as a cotton from 10% of the land area.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, so yields more frequently from the same plot.
Needs less water
Bamboo only needs rainwater to grow. Very little, if any, additional water is required.
100% Bamboo fabric is 100% biodegradable.
Since it’s a grass, bamboo is cut rather than uprooted, therefore is good for soil, especially as it can grow on slopes not viable for other crops.