Bamboo fiber has many exciting properties that make it ideal for processing into bath towels, other home textiles and items of apparel.
Bamboo towels are irresistibly soft and smooth to the touch and will pamper you while caring for our environment. Bamboo has a natural sheen that feels more like silk or cashmere yet has the advantage of being tough and durable. Bamboo’s strength and softness is maintained over time.
Bamboo towels will have you feeling dryer faster because they are highly water absorbent. Able to absorb up to three times their weight in water, bamboo towels clearly distinguish themselves from their cotton counterparts. The cross section of the bamboo fiber is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes that enable the fibers to absorb and evaporate moisture very quickly.
Ideal for those with sensitive skin, bamboo towels are naturally hypoallergenic. Bamboo fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning there are no sharp spurs or harsh chemicals which may irritate the skin. Many people who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers, such as wool or hemp, do not complain of this issue with bamboo. If bamboo towels are left damp they will not start to smell, unlike cotton towels. This is because, incredibly, bamboo fabric possesses excellent natural anti-bacterial and deodorizing properties.
Scientists have found that bamboo contains a unique anti-bacterial and bacteriostasis bio-agent called ‘bamboo-kun’. This substance is maintained in the finished bamboo fabric as it is bound tightly to the bamboo cellulose molecular structure.
The Japanese Textile Inspection Association found that even after bamboo fabric had been washed 50 times (that’s say once a week for almost a year!) it still possessed excellent anti-bacterial and bacteriostasis functions. It’s test results showed that over 70% of bacteria incubated on bamboo fiber fabric did not survive. Bamboo fiber is clearly the way of the future when it comes to towels!