Soft on You ... Easy on the Earth!
The fabric manufactured by Bamboosa, here in South Carolina, has remarkable characteristics:
Softer than the softest cotton, Bamboosa's fabric has a natural sheen to the surface and feels similar to cashmere. Our fabric absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in hot weather. The fabrics made by Bamboosa stay cooler in hot temperatures and warmer in cold temperatures.
Bamboosa's apparel is thermal regulating, odor resistant, anti-static and will keep you cooler and drier in the heat of summer ... and warmer in cold temperatures.
Bamboosa'a fabrics also have natural UV protection. In April of 2005, they sent out our Purely Natural 100% bamboo jersey to the Suncare Research Laboratories in Winston Salem, N.C. for UV Protection testing. The UPF label rate is 15. The fabric scored 18.3 on the UPF scale with 94.15% UVA block and 93.17% UVB block.
The UPF system was created specially for sun protective fabrics. UPF measurements of fabrics are generally tested by spectrophotometer equipment and are not tested using human subjects. The UPF rate indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed by the fabric.
The advantage of the UPF standard is that both UVBand UVA are measured.
Sustainable and Organically Grown
Bamboo, a renewable resource, is grown without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers. At Bamboosa, they choose to not use any bleach on our fabrics before dye. We offer many Purely Natural products without any dye at all.
Bamboo is one of the world's most prolific and fastest-growing plants, and is able to reach maturity in about four years, compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for commercial tree species in the U.S. Though most people are generally familiar with this beautiful and graceful plant, the average person is usually astounded when learning that there are more than 1000 documented uses of bamboo.
Bamboo is nature's most sustainable resource and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo is actually a tropical grass, with an extensive root system that sends out an average of four to six new shoots per year, naturally replenishing itself and growing to heights of 60 feet or more. Some bamboo species grow up to 4 feet per day and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years.
In Asia, bamboo has been used in the traditional hand-made production of paper for centuries. Now, through modern manufacturing processes, bamboo pulp is capable of producing viscose from bamboo for use in yarn and fabric. Certain species of bamboo have the tensile strength equivalent to that of steel.
Bamboo is planted and grown on family-owned farms that have been in agricultural use for generations. None of the fiber comes from tropical forests. Over 2.5 billion people work with or depend on bamboo as a natural resource
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