Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Bamboo Is Miracle Renewable Fiber from Floors to Textiles

Bamboo is a favorite of green ecology enthusiasts.

Bamboo is easy to grow and springs right back up again after harvesting.

Many species are invasive. This means their root
systems are so hardy, they crowd out other plants.

These same root systems regenerate new plants.

Bamboo can be grown without chemicals, and bamboo plants grow quickly.

It's easy to see why bamboo gets rave reviews as a green resource.

It's impressive that the same plant that is used for hardwood floors can be processed into a yarn that rivals cotton for softness.

Bamboo fabrics are praised for being:
  • Soft.
  • Antimicrobial (resist viruses and bacteria).
  • Absorbent.
  • Wick moisture away from the body.
  • Washable.
  • Durable and long-lasting.
Here's more information about the chemical and mechanical processes used to process the fiber used in bamboo clothing, towels, and other textile goods.

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