Benefits of Bamboo Fabric
At Soothe Lab our engineers create products that are premium quality, kind to the skin and thoughtfully green. To do that, we set out on a journey to find the right material. Ultimately, this journey led us to discover bamboo fabric - a material like no other. Luxuriously soft, naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, highly breathable and sustainable.
1. Minimal Crop Losses
Bamboo has always been grown without pesticides where some non-organic cotton requires 1/3 pounds of fertilizer per pound and can be determined to use 25% of all chemical pesticides used on American crops. Though organic cotton has gone great strides to make sure that their environmental impact here is less, the process still isn’t perfect. Unfortunately because methods of reducing pests are limited to composted manures, innovative yet time consuming weeding strategies, trap crops and beneficial insects, organic cotton may experience more crop waste where bamboo is naturally resistant to insects or infecting pathogens.
2. Bamboo Uses 1/3 less Water to Grow
Bamboo requires no irrigation requiring 1/3 the amount of water to grow than is necessary for cotton. Water is becoming more of a bounded commodity every day and many farmers don’t have the necessary water to grow their crops properly. Bamboo has always been a self sufficient crop that needs no irrigation and uses water much more efficiently that cotton and other trees.
3. Bamboo is a Self-Replenishing Resource
Bamboo rarely if ever needs replanting. The miracle of bamboo is that it miraculously will sprout on its own and one acre of bamboo will yield 10 times more than one acre of cotton. Cotton needs harvesting and re-planting each year which can be a process. Some species of bamboo can grow up to 4 feet a day and can be fully harvestable within 3-4 years all while replenishing the crop on its own.
4. Cooler than Cotton
For sleepers who have problems regulating body temperature throughout the night, the Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket is a fantastic solution. Featuring a smooth, silky viscose from bamboo construction that essentially wicks away heat, this product helps you get a solid night’s sleep, improving your energy and general well-being. Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton - delivering refreshing temperature regulation, gentle support, and deluxe comfort each and every night.
5. Stronger than Cotton
It’s no secret that viscose from bamboo is one of the strongest and most affordable fabrics to wear, sleep in, or just cozy up against. Whether you are talking about a shirt or pants, or bed sheets or towels, bamboo will outlast cotton in keeping shape, strength, and durability three times over when cared for properly. The care methods are simple and efficient and don’t require any special methodology. Bamboo materials also require less washing than most cotton which also plays a part in life cycle of a product.
6. Softer than Cotton
Now, Egyptian cotton is a very coveted form of fabric and therefore is also very expensive. Viscose from bamboo has been compared to some of the most luxurious fabrics like silk and Egyptian cotton but costs much less. Another plus to this amazing soft material is that it is also hypo-allergenic and can be worn by anyone without causing any allergic reactions or skin irritation whereas that is not always the case for cotton.
7. Bamboo is More Absorbent and Breathable than Cotton
Moisture is everywhere even when we don’t notice it. Our bodies sweat and the air emits moisture, and sometimes this can become irritating, embarrassing, or just plain uncomfortable when wearing a material that won’t absorb moisture quickly. Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than even the finest organic cotton, wicking moisture away from the skin much faster and keeping you dry and comfortable easier. Bamboo can take in three times more water than its weight which once made into a fabric, means that it also is able to get rid of moisture faster.
8. Hypoallergenic and Antibacterial
Naturally occurring fibers such as bamboo have hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties as they come from a more pure source and are not exposed to as many chemicals in their creation that can cause allergic sensitivities. Hypoallergenic fabrics can greatly increase the quality of your sleep, helping to reduce congestion, sneezing and itching.
9. Bamboo Smells Better and Stays Cleaner
One of the most amazing properties of bamboo itself is that it has antimicrobial properties. These natural antimicrobial bio-agents make help reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and other materials as well as on the human skin.