When describing bamboo we use bamboo viscose yarn in the knitting and weaving of our products.
It is a staple fibre like cotton and made from, well, Bamboo ! The inherent properties of Bamboo fabric allow the production of the same products as cotton, but Bamboo is better than cotton.
Yes, Bamboo beats cotton on every count! Bamboo cotton blend is a very highly effective anti bacterial combination (tested to 50 washes). We have had it tested by a specialist microbiologist at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is more absorbent than cotton , absorbing over 400% of its own weight
From bedding to nappies and cleaning cloths to socks Bamboo is more breathable, itís more absorbent than cotton but it dries nearly as quickly, itís naturally antibacterial (tested up to 50 washes) especially when combined with some cotton, we have had all the fabrics used in the products tested twice by School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire . The tests showed that there was little reduction when tested for growth in C Difficile bacteria but it is effective in the reduction of MRSA bacteria. Bamboo has another wonderful property, itís softer to the touch yet it is as durable than cotton but for that extra wet strength we add cotton to the blend when the yarn is spun, and itís much more ecologically sustainable. growing bamboo needs no chemical fertiliser, no pesticides and no irrigation.
Itís wonderful and we love it. We hope you do too!
Great News - We now ship overseas!!
Please just email us at infobamboo-textiles.co.uk letting us know exactly what you would like to order, quantities and your shipping address, so that we may provide you with a specific quote. we normally use surface mail which does take longer to receive.
Overseas orders are welcome, but please remember to contact us before placing your order online for the up-to-date delivery costs to your destination.