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Bamboo Clothing is a Natural Choice for Fashion and the Planet - Here's Why

Posted by Sarah Berkey on

Much of the world’s industry prioritizes speed over quality and sustainability. According to Forbes, fashion is one of the top industries for pollution. This can make it difficult for those looking for sustainable fashion options that are better for the planet. Fortunately, several fashion materials are sustainable, like bamboo. Many factors make bamboo an incredible material and why it is becoming the natural choice for fashion. 

Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about bamboo and its future in the fashion industry. 

What Makes Bamboo Clothing Sustainable?

Bamboo fabrics are far from new, as they have been used for thousands of years. One of the best qualities of bamboo is that it is one of the fastest-growing plants, with an average of about 12 inches a day. In fact, it grows to a harvestable range in around 4-5 years, which is much faster than hardwood trees. 

It can also thrive in areas that other plants cannot. Even better, more bamboo can always continue to grow from old shoots. This means that the plant won’t die from being harvested. This makes it a sustainable clothing material with minimal environmental footprint. 

Bamboo is incredibly beneficial for the environment, as it outputs 35% more oxygen than other trees and absorbs five times more carbon dioxide. 

Bamboo Clothes Over Traditional Clothes

There is a natural antibacterial agent in the plant called “bamboo kun,” which gives bamboo clothing antifungal, antibacterial, and general hygiene benefits. This helps to keep those wearing bamboo clothes fresh and reduces odors, making for fantastic workout clothing. 

Bamboo fibers also contain micro-gaps between fibers, which help to regulate temperature for wearers. Moreover, bamboo is biodegradable, so those wearing this fabric can minimize their footprint. 

Compared to traditional materials, those wearing bamboo shirts can feel the difference. Traditional materials like complete polyester can be itchy or uncomfortable. Whereas bamboo clothing is exceptionally soft and comfortable to wear, no matter the wearer’s activity for the day. After wearing bamboo clothes, it may be hard to go back to anything else!

The Quality of Bamboo Clothes

It is important to note that the quality and sustainability of bamboo clothes can vary significantly throughout production and between manufacturers. There can also be organic and non-organic bamboo fiber. 

Organic bamboo is grown without pesticides or other chemicals, which is better for the planet and consumers. This makes for clothing that looks and feels great on the body, and buyers can feel good about their purchase. 

Want to Try Bamboo Clothing?

If you are looking for a source of bamboo clothing or looking to switch to sustainable living, we can help here at Not Labeled. We create our clothing out of a bamboo viscose that offers superior softness over anything else in your closet. 

We offer loungewear, men’s and women’s clothing, bedding, pajamas, and more to keep you comfortable at home or out and about. Check out our extensive line of bamboo clothes to find pieces that fit your style.

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