Bamboo fabric outperforms competitors on the environment as well.
[bamboo raw materials]
Bamboo is a grass and the fastest growing plant species on the planet. It self-regenerates, growing stronger after harvest in its natural environment without added chemicals nor water, and preserves soil nutrients, flora and fauna.
Compared to cotton:
- >30 times more yield per acre of land
- No pesticides, fungicides, nor fertilizers
- >5 times less carbon dioxide emissions
- 600,000 liters of water saved per kg harvested
[bamboo fabric production process]
Due to miscommunications, there exists confusion about the environmental soundness of the transformation of bamboo raw material to fabric.
Through a patented process, bamboo fiber is created from living cellulose that is extracted from raw bamboo. Solvents used to cook the cellulose are then recycled for reuse, completing a fully closed loop for cost-effective production. Once ready, fibers are spun into yarns to be knitted into fabrics.
Bamboo fiber also better absorbs color, reducing the use of dyes and increasing fabric luster.