When people think of bamboo, they might automatically envision pandas eating bamboo shoots. Furniture or flooring might even come to mind. Maybe instead of thinking about bamboo in such a limited way, people should begin thinking of bamboo when they think about textiles. Textiles began with linen, wool, cotton, and silk, but these fabrics made way to the creation of other textiles such as polyester, spandex, Kevlar, and more. Not surprisingly, today there are a slew of fabric types used in clothing and home furnishings, including bedding. Though bamboo was first patented in the 1860’s, it saw exponential growth from 2004 through 2010. Today, bamboo continues to be used in textiles due to its many beneficial properties. Here are just some of the attributes that make bamboo so special and unique:
- Bamboo is biodegradable, often making fabrics created with this resource biodegradable as well.
- Bamboo is a sustainable plant. Unlike many trees, bamboo does not need to be killed in order to harvest it, making it preferable over other plant and tree options.
- Bamboo can quickly replenish itself, sometimes growing as much as 47 inches in one day.
- Naturally antibacterial, bamboo does not necessitate pesticides or other harmful chemicals to make it grow and thrive.
- Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, which translates to it being less likely to cause skin irritations or allergic reactions.
- Little water is needed to harvest bamboo and, alternatively, bamboo can survive flooding. This ability of bamboo to adapt itself to different conditions makes it highly desirable and useful.
- Though the standard for softness was Egyptian cotton for many years, many bamboo fabric users believe that bamboo actually feels softer than cotton.
- Helping to keep you cool in the summer and warm during the winter, bamboo is thermoregulating, making it a great fabric to use in both clothing and bedding.
As you can see, there are many benefits to bamboo fabric. And as technology advances, it seems likely that more uses for bamboo will be found. If you are a distributor, wholesaler, or drop shipper and you aren’t doing so already, you may want to consider selling products made from incredible bamboo fabrics. Your clients will certainly appreciate it.
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