3 Things You Didn’t Know About Bamboo Textiles

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Bamboo, as a plant, is one of the most prolific crops in the world.  As the fastest growing plant on earth, bamboo presents one of the most viable alternative resources the planet could hope for.  As governments may profess to be looking for alternative resources to ease the burdens that polluting industrial processes are putting on the earth, bamboo stands as the most versatile and readily available crop to suit this exact need.

Bamboo Fiber is Less Polluting than Cotton

Bamboo fiber is a nearly magical as a crop.  For all of the good this plant produces, it is a wonder that its prolific use has been confined to the Far East for the last few thousand years.  Bamboo absorbs 5 times as much carbon as any plant or tree, and produces 35% more oxygen than any group of plants or trees; ridding our planet of poisonous greenhouse gases and adding the much needed O2.  Cotton has long been known to have tremendous amounts of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals used just in the growth phase.  Then tacking on additional chemicals for its textile production really pushed this resource over the edge for its environmental damage.

Bamboo Rayon is a Growing Industry

Bamboo is growing to take more and more of the textile market.  Although the growth is small, it is growing!  Bamboo is, currently, more famous in its use as a hardwood, (flooring, paneling, etc.).  Bamboo has much to gain in the way of recognition for its many, many uses.  It has over 1,000 recorded uses!  Bamboo, as it grows in popularity, is growing commercially.  Companies is Mexico, Nicaragua, and all over the world are growing bamboo plantations abundantly.

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Bamboo Sheets are Softer than Your Sheets

Whether you are sleeping in cotton, polyester, silk, or any other material, organic bamboo sheets will be softer, more breathable, and shed the dust more effectively.  You will be sleeping more soundly and comfortably with bamboo underneath; no wonder they are called the softest sheets in the world.  Bamboo can keep you an average of 3 degrees cooler than cotton sheets can.  Bamboo is so soft, that a 250 thread count of bamboo sheets will be softer than 1,000 thread count of cotton!  That is a good thread count rating.