Gone are the days when Indian clothing fabrics were restricted to cotton, silk, chiffon, georgette, etc. The coming of the new age of fashion paved the way for numerous additions in the fashion industry. Earlier fabrics were chosen as per comfort and ease, now the look and feel of the fabric has taken the driving force.
A result of the new-age fashion trends is the emergence of bamboo cotton as a sought-after fabric for ethical clothing. Another reason for the popularity of bamboo cotton can be given to its eco-friendly characteristics.
IS BAMBOO COTTON ECO-FRIENDLY?
Nowadays, people are becoming more aware of the ill effects of pesticides and fertilizers on ecology and the environment. Bamboo cotton has gained popularity mainly due to its eco-friendly nature, which means it needs no fertilizers or pesticides to grow and only requires little water.
Bamboo also releases 35% more oxygen into the air in comparison to the trees of the same length. It is also one of the most renewable, biodegradable, and fastest-growing plants.
Bamboo Cotton is considered to be the trendiest sustainable fabric in today’s fashion world. The credits of this go to its softness, smooth flow, and gentle drape. In softness, the fabric is softer and more comfortable than cotton with a texture similar to that of silk. It tends to absorb moisture from the skin and is the ideal fabric for summers.
The prices of bamboo cotton are economical and affordable. The rise in environmental awareness among people has spiked the sale of bamboo fabric in the world.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BAMBOO COTTON?
Antibacterial properties: Some fabrics tend to attract microorganisms that live and grow in the fabric making it less durable. Bamboo Cotton comes with anti-microbial properties which helps prevent microorganisms from attaching to the fabric surface and gives it a long life. Antibacterial properties also keep you odour-free and fresh always!
Absorb sweat: Planning to go for an event on a hot summer morning? Bamboo Cotton is your pick for the date! Its sweat-absorbent characteristics ensure that the moisture is absorbed from the skin for evaporation and keeps you dry. The next time you have to choose a fabric for your hot summer morning, you exactly know which one to choose!
Regulates body temperature: Another characteristic that makes Bamboo Cotton the most sought-after fabric is its adaptability to body temperature. It’s a hot summer day and you wish to wear something that keeps you cool, Bamboo Cotton is the one. If it's a cool winter night and you wish to put on something that keeps you warm and cozy, Bamboo Cotton is the perfect choice for you. The fabric has an insulating tendency which keeps you cooler in summers and warmer in winters.
Protects you against skin diseases: A clothing shouldn’t just look good but it must also protect you from the ultraviolet rays that can cause skin diseases such as skin cancer. Sun-protective clothes are the best to wear to beat sun damage. Bamboo Cotton is a natural UV protectant that will protect you from sun damage and skin cancer.
Suits every skin type: People have different skin types, and one has to choose the fabric according to their skin type. With its hypoallergenic characteristic, bamboo is suitable for people with sensitive skin types as well and doesn’t cause any allergic reaction.
Eco-friendly: Last but not the least, bamboo fabric is known for its eco-friendliness. While choosing this fabric, you don’t have to worry about the ill effects it may have on the environment and ecology because it hardly has any!