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WHY BAMBOO? 

Bamboo fibre is one of the best fashion buddies you will meet. Incredible style, comfort and eco-friendly qualities unite in this single ‘super’ fabric. When you love your world and want to love what you wear in it, Obsession bamboo apparel is the natural choice. 

A wearable wonder

Bamboo has amazing properties that enhance any type of clothing. You will immediately notice the difference when you wear bamboo — because bamboo fibre is: 

  • All natural — nothing synthetic about bamboo.
  • Beautifully breathable — bamboo fibre swiftly absorbs then releases perspiration – so you keep your cool at all times.
  • Robust — bamboo ‘outmuscles’ synthetic counterparts in durability. You can put your garments through the wringer time and again, and still enjoy great wear.
  • Quick-drying — you needn’t wait long to wear your bamboo garments. Their post-wash dry time is speedy indeed.
  • A body temperature regulator — marvellous bamboo fibre expands when warm to keep you fresh and contracts when cool to seal in heat.
  • Naturally hypoallergenic — sensitive or allergy-prone skin is nurtured by gentle fibres and natural antibacterial properties.
  • UV protective — bamboo textiles block up to 98 per cent of harmful UV rays to protect your skin.
  • Seamless and soft — comfort and ‘perfect fit’ are the watchwords of bamboo garments.
  • Eco-friendly — bamboo is fast-growing and renewable, needs little water to cultivate, generates oxygen and is biodegradable.

The benefits of bamboo as a fabric is backed by research, as quoted below:

 

“Since bamboo is a perennial plant, it can be harvested continually without the need for new seeding (Liese, in Vegesack & Kries 2000). Furthermore, it should be emphasised that is a valuable plant in the ecosystem. Due to its rhizome it provides a positive influence on soil erosion and water conservation within the ecosystem (Yu 2007). Last but not least, it fixes CO2 very efficiently through photosynthesis (van der Lugt 2008).”

 

“Bamboo needs no pesticides, chemical weeding, insecticides, and fungicide to grow, whilst cotton requires a large amount of harmful pesticides to grow. Unlike cotton, bamboo needs no irrigation and bamboo clothing has three times service life span than cotton (Bambrotex, 2008).”

 

“The advantages of bamboo as a raw material include its fast renewability, its biodegradability, its efficient space consumption, its low water use and its organic status. The advantages of bamboo fabric are its very soft feel, its antimicrobial properties, its moisture wicking capabilities and its anti-static nature.” — From Sustainable Textiles: the Role of Bamboo and a Comparison of Bamboo Textile properties (Part II) by M. Waite.

 

“In recent years, the interest in renewable resource based fibres is increasing. The world’s population is growing and with it, the demand for textile production for apparel and interior textiles. At the same time, the worldwide production of cotton has reached its limit due to land and productivity constraints. Polyester production is bound to the consumption of oil, thus its worldwide availability is decreasing. Therefore the need for new and sustainable fibres such as bamboo, hemp or nettle is gaining in importance (Fletcher 2008, p. 16).”

 

With so many benefits, bamboo makes for a better fashion world in every sense.