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Eco Fabrics

Bamboo

Don’t let this amazing plant fool you; it’s really much more than just panda food! Bamboo is an incredibly high performing natural resource, perfect for active outdoor apparel.   Offering flawless next-to-skin comfort, natural bacteria (odour) repelling properties, the ability to wick moisture
and a host of other fantastic characteristics – this fabric will keep you comfortable no matter the adventure.

With the added bonus of being an easily grown crop, with no need for pesticides and requiring little water to grow, Bamboo is truly an eco-friendly fabric.

The process.


Grow

Bamboo is a hardy and quick-growing plant. It is naturally antibacterial, so can be grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. It is also able to be grown with little water, and able to be replanted quickly after harvesting.
Harvest

Once grown, the bamboo stalks are harvested, then heavily pulped. The pulped bamboo then separates into thin fibre threads, similar to cotton.
Treat

Once pulped, the bamboo fibre threads are treated and spun, ready to be woven into cloth. Bamboo fibre threads are naturally smooth and round with no sharp spurs to irritate skin. This makes bamboo an ideal choice for wearers with sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
Weave

The soft bamboo threads are woven, creating bamboo yarn. When creating garments bamboo is often combined with other yarns, like cotton, so the best performance features of both can be utilized. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, extremely durable, super soft and highly wicking, quickly drawing moisture away from the skin.
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