Growing bamboo absorbs huge amounts of CO2
Produces approx 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand (area) of trees (Knight 2007)
Yields 50 times as much fibre per acre than cotton
Is not derived from oil or coal like polyester and nylon
Needs no irrigation or replanting
Needs no pesticides - cotton cultivation apparently uses 15% of all pesticides produced
Needs no insecticides - cotton cultivation uses 25% of all insecticides producedThe thread count fallacy!
When retailers and manufacturers boast about the thread count of the cloth in bed-sheeting it does not take into account the yarn thickness (also measured in English cotton count - ECC)
Ours is 40s count in both the warp and the weft. (1s ECC count = 1 x 840 yards to 1lb so 2s is 2 x 840 to 1lb and so forth)
Then you have the number of threads per inch in the warp (vertical) and the weft (horizontal) .
Our sheeting is 110 in the warp and 90 in the weft. 110+ 90 = 200
This means that our sheeting fabric is 200 threads per inch. Approx 80 per cm
One of the main ways of judging the quality is however the weight of the cloth and you have to include the thickness and weight of the yarn to give any meaning to “thread count”. Most people don’t bother because there is nothing to be proud of.
We are very proud of the cloth which we use in all our products.
Usually the heavier the better within being “fit for purpose”.
Ours 165 grams per square metre. In pre decimal terms this is 5oz cloth