Organic Clothing: Advantages of Wearing Bamboo
Bamboo clothing has become very popular in the past few years, and that’s for all the right reasons. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant and requires little to no water to grow, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly fabrics available today. Bamboo fabric is made by extracting cellulose from the bamboo wood pulp, and although it’s a man-made fabric, its construction consists of natural materials, thus the clothing made from it is considered organic.
When it comes to women’s and mens organic clothing, bamboo is making a name for itself on the market. And while it still may not be as popular as cotton, it’s looking like it might surpass it in the next decade or so, simply because people are becoming more environmentally conscious, and due to its great benefits. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bamboo women’s and mens organic clothing.
For instance, bamboo fabric is extremely soft and durable. Its softness is comparable to fine silk. However, it’s typically more affordable than silk, plus you can wear it all year round as it has thermoregulating properties – keeping you cool during summertime and warm during the colder days. Its softness makes it perfect for underwear and hats, especially for people who have extremely sensitive skin. Speaking of that, bamboo is also resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew, and odour. Bamboo fibres contain antibacterial properties, and they keep them even after numerous washes. Additionally, it’s hypoallergenic, so it won’t cause flare-ups and itching on people with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Bamboo is extremely breathable due to the fact that it contains so-called “micro-gaps” which allow air to pass through it. This translates to more ventilation and moisture absorption, allowing you to stay comfortable and cool throughout the day. Due to the fact that it wicks moisture away from your body, bamboo clothing is ideal for sports, exercising, yoga, gardening, and other outdoor activities. Oh, and did I mention that it offers UV protection?
And lastly, bamboo is extremely easy to care for. Unlike most ‘luxury’ fabrics, you can wash it in a washing machine in cool water, and then tumble dry it. With that said, you don’t need to hand-wash it, dry clean it, and use fabric softeners. Plus, you can quickly and easily straighten out the wrinkles on your clothes using a handheld steamer or by lightly spraying it with water and laying it flat. Compared to other fabrics, taking care of bamboo clothes is a walk in the park.