Bamboo fabric is very soft and silky to touch, it is naturally anti-bacterial and will not hold odour. These anti bacterial qualities work great for active wear. It draws moisture away from the skin and allows the body to breathe. Bamboo is great all year round as it breathes in warm weather and keeps you warm in the cool.
The properties of bamboo are amazing. Like hemp, bamboo is another highly sustainable crop as it grows very fast and needs minimal care. It regenerates naturally through an extensive root system so that after harvest they will reshoot - without any depletion or deterioration of the surrounding soil. No irrigation system, no pesticides, no herbicides and no replanting. It is said that bamboo can actually contribute to an increase in the water table as well as an increase in new soil. They also provide carbon sequestration–along the lines of 62 tons per acre as compared to 16 tons per acre for trees, while also providing 35% more oxygen than trees. All bamboo products are completely biodegradable and recyclable.
Our bamboo fabrics are made with both bamboo fibers and bamboo pulp. They are soft and silky to the touch, drape well, and possess properties of excellent moisture absorption and permeability. The raw material bamboo is certified organic. Our bamboo yarn is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 which is safe even for baby products. While bamboo fabrics have become increasingly popular, bamboo pulp-made fabric (also known as bamboo viscose) has been facing controversy with questions raised about its production methods, which are similar to wood pulp rayon’s. Concerns have been raised about the safety of the chemicals used in bamboo viscose making and the pollution that may result from their use. Our suppliers use a closed vat and recycling water system. We’ve been working very closely with our suppliers to produce fabrics in an ecologically responsible manner with minimal environmental impact.
Bamboo is by far a more sustainable choice than conventional cotton; and hopefully the demand for environment fabrics will lead to further research on ways to process bamboo without chemicals, so we can all enjoy the benefits of this great plant.
Hemp grows extremely fast in any kind of climate. It does not exhaust the soil, uses little water, and requires no pesticides or herbicides. Dense planting leaves little space for light, hence few chances for weeds to grow.
Its skin is tough and insect resistant, and this is why often hemp is used as a rotation crop. Its fiber and oil can be used in making clothes, papers, building material, food, skin care products and even biofuels. No wonder it’s considered by many as the most versatile and sustainable plant on earth. Both industrial hemp and flax plants are regarded as “golden fibers”, not just for their natural golden color fibers, but more importantly, for their great properties. Their fibers are considered the strongest known to mankind next to silk.
With high moisture absorbency, high heat conductivity, and excellent abrasion resistance, they can be made into beautiful, comfortable and long lasting clothes. The more you wash them, the softer they get. They age gracefully. Blended with other natural fibers, their applications become almost endless.
Organic cotton is an ecologically responsible and green fiber. Unlike conventional cotton, which uses more chemicals than any other crop, it is never genetically modified and does not use any highly polluting agro-chemicals such as those found in pesticides, herbicides and many fertilizers. Integrated soil and pest management techniques—such as crop rotation and introducing natural predators of cotton pests—are practiced in organic cotton cultivation.
All organic cotton producers must meet GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) standards in their cultivation and production practices. Both land and crops must be inspected and certified by internationally reputable certifying bodies each year.