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March 27, 2018

You've heard us preaching about bamboo - but what is it that makes bamboo SO great, and a much better material than cotton? Read on below.

 

There are so many benefits of the bamboo fiber, especially over cotton which is a rather polluting crop. Below we present some of them and tell you WHY you should opt for bamboo next time you need to restock your home.

Luxuriously Soft

The bamboo fiber is soft as silk, but strong as cotton. Comparatively cheaper than silk and better-feeling than cotton; once you have tried bamboo bedsheets you will never want to sleep anything else! What's even better is that no fabric softener is needed!

 

Sustainable

Bamboo only needs 1/3 of the water that cotton needs to grow. Unlike cotton, it does not need any pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers to grow, and it needs less space too! Actually the cotton plant has absolutely NO resistance to its "predators" without a little help from us, which is why it uses so much pesticides and insecticides. Bamboo doesn't need any. At all. Also, bamboo is a totally renewable grass, with a growth cycle of only 60 days (!!). Pretty impressive.

Bamboo produces more than 35% more oxygen than trees. 


Growing bamboo can also be a better choice than other types of wood. Research in Japan and elsewhere has demonstrated that bamboo actually can absorb as much as 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year, giving the plant a potentially crucial role in stabilising our planet's atmosphere. It can also be used to "repair" soil damaged by overgrazing and poor agricultural techniques, and its complex network of roots are ideal for preventing soil erosion and flooding. Unlike most tree species, harvesting does not kill the bamboo, so topsoil erosion and other adverse effects of tree-felling are kept to a minimum.

Perhaps even more important, given the carbon dioxide emissions thought to be responsible for global warming and the threat to biodiversity, bamboo produces more than 35% more oxygen than trees. 

You're winning even before the raw material has been harvested!

Wash your bamboo in 40 degrees, and use no fabric softener. Now you're winning at laundry too.

 

Moisture Wicking

Bamboo is actually up to 40% more absorbent than cotton, working to keep you dry and comfortable, whether it is made into a towel or bedsheets. What's more, bamboo is faster-drying than cotton, which means that even in humid climates around Asia, your towels will feel fresher for longer!

No more stinky towels or damp-feeling bedsheets!

 

Anti-Microbial & Odour-Resistant

Bamboo naturally contains a bio-agent which gives it a natural ability to resist bacteria. This is also why bamboo is able to grow without pesticides or insecticides. In fabric form, these anti-microbial properties mean that it can repel germs and mould, keeping towels and sheets (and socks) fresh for longer!

 

Thermal Regulating

If the above was not enough, bamboo also has the ability, like silk, to regulate temperature. It will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Finally couples with different body temperatures can sleep comfortably together! 

 

Bamboo is heat regulating - cooling in the summer and warming in the winter

 

You're in luck! Many of our bamboo products are on SALE! Check out the big Crazy Easter Sale on NOW!

Ok, so you get it... There really is no question about bamboo being a better choice than cotton.
Want to try these wicked, moisture-wicking sheets?
Check them out here
     Gorgeous, luxurious Panboo 100% bamboo bedlinen, product packed in a bamboo bag   Panboo Soft as Silk, 100% bamboo bedlinen

Or why not gift your, or someone else's child with a SUPER cute panda hoodie towel made of bamboo? Loved by small and big children, two sizes, and we have even had some adults buying these towels for themselves! Get yours here  Panboo Kids Panda Hoodie Small   Happy girl with Panboo Kids Panda Hoodie
Three girls with Panboo Kids Panda Hoodies

Or why not change to a bamboo toothbrush, get a reusable bamboo straw, or try those super soft, odour resistant socks?!
Get it all here
Panboo adult and kids bamboo toothbrush  Panboo bamboo reusable straw  Panboo white and black unisex bamboo socks



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