We adore bamboo; we can't help it. But we understand that many of you might not know all that much about this versatile and luxurious material, so we thought we'd deep dive into everything you need to know about bamboo fabric and its characteristics.
Several textile varieties fall under the general term "bamboo fabric." Textiles manufactured from the bamboo plant have existed for thousands of years. Still, in the last few decades, manufacturers have perfected the process of transforming this hardy and fast-growing wood into a useable and sellable fabric.
Bamboo is fast emerging as the next revolution in the fabric world. The extraordinary growth in bamboo fabric is because:
- It's 100% natural and eco-friendly
- It requires less water to cultivate bamboo
- It is biodegradable
- It's softer and more moisture-wicking than cotton.
One of the most incredible features of bamboo fabric is its intrinsic versatility. From clothing to pillows and luxurious bedding, bamboo is lightweight, moisture-wicking, versatile, and perfect for the Australian climate.
How can you use bamboo fabric?
Bamboo fabric is a beautiful alternative to traditional cotton fabric. The bonus with bamboo is the list of its notable beneficial attributes. It is breathable, stretchier than cotton, and easy to weave into fabrics with high thread counts. The nature of bamboo's texture often results in thinner textiles than cotton counterparts while remaining similar or greater in tensility.
Due to its softness and durability, this fabric is perfect for bedding and clothing.