There are lots of things that are going for bamboo fiber, in the context of eco-friendliness and sustainability. And well, you know what, bamboo is not just green, it is also a cool fiber. Not just cool in terms of making a statement, but cool in terms of keeping you cool too.
All these bring up the question – why not bamboo sarees?
I know I am not the first to ask this question; I am also aware there are some bamboo sarees already available in the market, but these are exceptions rather than the rule, and you will need to really squeeze the last bit out of Gooooogle before you are able to locate a vendor who sells bamboo sarees.
Let us review the virtues of bamboo fiber first
- Softer than cotton, with a texture similar to a blend of cashmere and silk.
- Because the cross-section of the fibre is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, it has much better moisture absorption and ventilation. Moisture absorbency is twice than that of cotton with extraordinary soil release.
- Natural antibacterial elements (bio-agent “bamboo kun”) in bamboo fibre keep bacteria away from bamboo fabrics.
- Garment of bamboo fibre can absorb and evaporate human sweat in a split of second just like breathing. Such a garment makes people feel extremely cool, comfortable and never sticking to skin even in hot summer.
- 100% bamboo yarns show a great elasticity i.e. nearly 20%. Even in 100% bamboo woven fabrics a remarkable elasticity can be obtained wherein the use of elastomeric fibres like elastanes may be eliminated.
- Bamboo fabrics need less dyestuff than cotton, modal or viscose. It seems that the absorption of dyestuffs is remarkably better. Bamboo absorbs the dyestuffs faster and shows the colors better.
- Anti-ultraviolet nature of bamboo fibre has made it suitable for summer clothing, especially for the protection of pregnant ladies and children from the effect of ultraviolet radiation.
- Product of bamboo fibre is eco-friendly and bio-degradable.
Bamboo fiber can have a number of differenEnd-use
1. Intimate apparels include sweaters, bath-suits, underwear, tight t-shirt, socks.
2. Due to its anti-bacterial nature, non-woven fabric has wide prospects in the field of hygiene materials such as sanitary napkin, masks, mattress,food-packing,bags.
3. Sanitary materials: bandage, mask, surgical clothes, nurses wears and so on. It has incomparably wide foreground on application in sanitary material such as sanitary towel, gauze mask, absorbent pads, and food packing.
4. Decorating items: curtain, television cover, wall-paper and sofa slipcover.
5. Bathroom products: towel and bath robe.
Synthetic performance fabrics are made from petrochemicals, a non-renewable fossil fuel. They go to make clothes which get smelly really quickly.Clothing made from bamboo is nature’s answer to our needs for everyday fabric, in an environmentally sustainable form. It’s just our luck that it’s so much better as well!