Bamboo fibre resulted from a worldwide trend to search for more ecological and economical alternatives to cotton. Bamboo fibre is a cellulose fibre extracted and fabricated from the pulp of a bamboo plant. It is actually not made from the fibres of the plant, but is a synthetic viscose made from bamboo cellulose. In actual fact Bamboo fibre used in textiles is a regenerated cellulose fibre obtained through a complex technological process.
The raw materials are collected from the Bamboo plant, which is grown naturally or in plantations without the use of any pesticides. Bamboo fibres are also highly bio-degradable and sensitive to sun exposure, but despite this it is very desirable for use in the fashion industry. Bamboo can also be blended with other natural fibres such as cotton, silk, hemp as well as synthetic fibres.
The Bamboo plant is slightly more sustainable and water wise than cotton, however the Bamboo fibres are much more absorbent, soft, cool, breathable and lighter than cotton. Another great feature of bamboo textiles is that it has a natural anti bacterial protector by default which reduces the cost of the finishing process of the fabric. Bamboo fibres also spin more efficiently and can produce a better spun yarn. This fibre is so smooth that it doesn’t create any kind of friction with the human skin when worn. Most importantly, Bamboo fibre production is the current trend in the industry that is the most sought after and supported.