Bamboo is actually a type of grass and grows in the wild in many areas of the world. It grows very quickly, and some varieties have been known to grow to a length of four feet within just one day. It also regenerates itself after it has been cut and this lends it a distinction of being an almost perennial natural resource.
It is only recently, at the start of this century that fabrics made from bamboo started being made in Asia, and its eco-friendly image has led to its growing popularity. Bamboo fabric can be made as soft as cashmere, but this is only possible through the extensive use of chemicals to create the required degree of softness. Whether the use of these chemicals does affect its users is not yet well established. The fibers that makeup bamboo fabric have a cross section that has gaps and holes of very small micro diameters and this is what makes it even softer than cotton. Bamboo in its natural state also contains natural antibacterial agents that make it immune to pests, bugs and other pathogens. These agents survive the chemical treatment that bamboo is subjected to in its conversion to a fabric. In fact, researchers have found that this property of being antibacterial is retained, even after the fabric has gone through commercial washing processes a number of times.
Clothes made of bamboo fabric have also been known to absorb moisture very easily, and this has led to socks made from this fabric to have a beneficial effect for wearers who suffer from things like athletes foot, which is largely a result of excessive sweating. Bamboo fabric is two to three times more absorbent than similar fabric made of cotton. This has led to its use as bandages and is now being extensively used by the military for treating wounds in the field. This same property has led to sheets being made from the bamboo fabric being used as bed linen. These sheets make for a dry and cool sleeping surface. It can be of great help to people who suffer from sweating at night.
The abovementioned antibacterial properties have also made it a fabric of choice for the preparation of bedding as then this bedding can resist pests like bed bugs and mites. Scientists have demonstrated this ability of the bamboo fabric to resist bacteria, by applying bacterial strains to the fabric. Tests revealed that the bacteria were killed off almost completely within 24 hours. The softness of bamboo fabrics has been the main attraction to people who use this fabric, and it far surpasses the softness of cotton fabrics made from Egyptian cotton and with high thread counts.
Dressing up with clothes made with bamboo fabric is also the same as any other fabric. If you want it to look good on you then, you should think about your posture. Bad posture really affects the way your clothes look on you. If you want to improve your posture, Namaste Chiropractic in Palm Beach Gardens can help you with it.
Bamboo grows easily in areas that have very little rainfall and does not require pesticides. The process of making bamboo fabric starts with converting the harvested bamboo to a pulp. This pulp is dried and converted into a fabric. It can be bleached without chlorine and is also much cheaper to dye, the process itself requiring less water than for cotton.