Bamboo is a high yield yield renewable resource. It is actually not a wood, but a grass, and unlike a tree, which can take decades to grow to maturity, bamboo grows quickly. It is a ready to harvest in 4-5 years. Bamboo requires few farming inputs and no pesticides. When compared to other fibers such s cotton, it is far more sustainable. Cotton requires huge amounts of water and extensive use of pesticides that pollute the environment. Bamboo takes up more It does not need replanting or fertilizers and it’s roots are very good at stabilizing erosion prone soil.
The process used to turn bamboo grass into fabric is similar to the process used for rayon or tencel. It is a nontoxic chemical process that can be done is a closed loop system with no environmental byproducts. It produces a textile that is sensually soft and highly breathable with anti-bacterial properties. More importantly, bamboo fiber is a unique biodegradable textile material. As a natural cellulose fiber, bamboo fiber can be 100% biodegraded in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. The decomposition process does cause any pollution in the environment. “Bamboo fiber comes from nature and completely returns to nature in the end”. Bamboo fiber is praised as “the natural, green and eco-friendly new type textile of the 21st century”.
Bamboo fabrics we use in your Tinctoria Clothing:
100% Bamboo Fleece (14 oz.)
This is the most luxurious fabric and we love it. It has great drape with a slightly silky sheen on one side and is fuzzy and furry on the other side. It wears beautifully and is a great warm fabric for cooler weather.