Bamboo Textiles

Eco friendly bamboo gives cotton a run for its money – good for the skin and good for the Planet

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The team at BAMBOO TEXTILES Ltd have announced additional products and believe they now have the widest range of bamboo textile products available in the UK.

The range is aimed at eco-conscious consumers wanting a viable alternative to cotton-based merchandise.

20% of pesticides used throughout the world are used in growing cotton also valuable water resources are needed for cotton crops.

With a diverse selection of bed clothing including elegant sheets, duvet covers, pillows and pillowcases Bamboo Textiles’ range includes simple clothing for adults, children and babies, along with towels, nappies and household wipes. Bamboo fabric is particularly effective for those with sensitive skin and skin disorders, it is known as the “breathing fibre”. It may be the end of smelly feet too as socks made from bamboo have a deodorising effect due to the natural bacteriostatic bioagent of the fibre.

 

All prices and products are detailed on the Bamboo Textiles’ website: http://www.bamboo-textiles.co.uk

 As a long established textile company, Bamboo Textiles recognizes the benefits and advantages offered by bamboo, which boasts many superior qualities to cotton.

“Bamboo has naturally inherent anti bacterial properties, 30% greater absorbency than cotton, high UV protection and durability,” said Bamboo Textiles  director David Hardman.

“ A couple of years ago we identified a growing market for bamboo fabric products. Bamboo was developed into a fibre only about five years ago. Many families will welcome its unique properties and we also believe that care homes and healthcare institutions will find it revolutionary ” he added.

“Bamboo is known to have outstanding benefits for those suffering from skin allergies and it is incredibly soft to the touch.

Environmentally conscious consumers and organisations will also appreciate the fact that bamboo is a continuously sustainable crop, growing at a very rapid rate with no need for irrigation.

“Bamboo is 100% naturally grown, and thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers. The fibre is 100% biodegradable, and the yield from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yield from cotton,” added Mr. Hardman.

Bamboo takes up far more greenhouse gases and releases far more oxygen than cotton its nearest rival. 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

FACT

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, mainly because it has extraordinary water absorbency which helps it to grow quickly.

FACT

It’s 30% more absorbent than cotton.  It 'wicks' away moisture from the body which then evaporates, keeping wearers drier and more comfortable.  Organically grown clothing made from bamboo has particular natural anti-bacterial functions, bacteriostasis and deodorization value. 

FACT  

Bamboo is remarkably breathable.  In the heat, bamboo is naturally cool to wear.  It has much better moisture absorption and ventilation than cotton.  It's also very warm in cold weather, because of the same micro structure; as a base layer, warm air gets trapped next to the skin.

FACT

Bamboo is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-static.  In the wild, bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers. It is seldom eaten by pests or infected by pathogens.  Bamboo has a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent - "bamboo kun". This substance bonds tightly with bamboo cellulose molecules during the normal process of  bamboo fibre growth.  This natural feature is retained in fabric form.

FACT

Bamboo takes up far more greenhouse gases and releases far more oxygen than cotton its nearest rival. It grows naturally without the need for pesticides or irrigation.

Cotton requires vast amounts of pesticide, fertiliser, irrigated water and cheap labour – even the organic variety is water intensive. It uses around 20% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of the pesticides. It takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt.

 

Consumer enquiries:   

Bamboo Textiles, Oxford Court, Oxford Street, Accrington, Lancashire, United Kingdom, BB5 1GR.

Phone: 08448 26 25 25

28th September 2009, 16:31
 

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