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Five Things You Didn´t Know About Bamboo

Did you know bamboo is being used as an eco-friendly textile to create things like clothing, towels, accessories, and bed sheets? Here are some reasons why everyone is going crazy over eco-friendly Troken Towels:

Kind to Your Skin Bamboo is free of chemicals and hypoallergenic, so it’s particularly gentle on the skin. Also, even after the plant is processed, it retains some of its more appealing attributes, including its ability to fight off bacteria.

The bamboo plant hosts an anti-microbial agent called kun that protects it from bacteria. The antibacterial quality is also great at blocking odor.

Kind to the Environment Bamboo has unique qualities that make it ideal for sustainable textile trade. It grows really fast (up to 12 inches a day) without having to use pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

There’s no need to replant bamboo after it’s been cut down as it grows back on its own, and it’s biodegradable. Bamboo Fabric Ideal for Any Climate Bamboo is made for any climate. This textile benefits from another plant trait: water absorbency. So anything made from bamboo is really efficient at keeping you dry because the fabric absorbs four times more than cotton.

Also, because materials are typically composed of cross-sectional fibers, bamboo textiles trap heat well in cooler weather while remaining breathable when it’s hot out. Additionally in hot weather, bamboo textile also offer excellent UV protection. Easily repurposed when you don’t want to use your bamboo textiles, you have the option of repurposing them rather than throwing them away. This is great for the environment since it means less waste, and it can also be fun.

Soft to the Touch Raw bamboo appears rigid and not at all soft, fabric made from bamboo takes on a whole new texture. It’s soft to the touch, and has a silky feel that gives it the appearance of high fashion. It’s slinky enough to move freely in, hugging your shape just right in some places and falling off in others. Despite its irresistible texture and silk finish, bamboo material is less expensive and more durable than the other fabrics. 

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