About 100% Mechanically
bamboo plant is fast growing, highly sustainable
and is naturally organic. It does not require
replanting after harvest but will regenerate from
its rhizome root structure. Bamboo improves soil
quality and helps to rebuild eroded soil.
When processed into fiber or yarn
mechanically-processed bamboo requires no
chemicals harmful to workers or the environment
and maintains its inherently anti-bacterial
properties. Environmentally friendly, bamboo-based
fabrics have a luxurious softness often compared
How is Bamboo
There are two ways of
commercially processing the bamboo plant to create
yarn and fabric. The first is a mechanical
process, creating what is informally called bamboo
linen, and the second, more popular approach, is
the chemical process used for producing rayon or
processed bamboo facts
produced bamboo fabric requires no chemicals,
pesticides or fungicides.
process similar to the one that produces linen
from flax, bamboo fibers are raked and combed into
long strands, thereby preserving their
anti-bacterial and anti fungal characteristics.
The fibers are then drawn out and spun into a yarn
that is silky smooth to the touch. Because of the
smooth and round structure of its fibers,
mechanically processed bamboo clothing is soft and
non-irritating even to sensitive skin.
Far more costly and time consuming to produce
than chemically processed bamboo, our 100%
mechanically processed bamboo linen fabric feels
similar to cashmere. It is anti-bacterial and
anti-fungal, anti-static, breathable and thermal
regulating (keeps you cool in hot weather and warm
in cool weather) even after multiple
The method for producing
bamboo rayon fiber requires a series of steps
similar to those used for other rayon fabrics.
The chemical manufacturing process
used to produce fabric from wood cellulose has
been modified to produce bamboo cellulose. The
process uses chemical solvents to dissolve the
bamboo cellulose into a viscose solution.
Hydrogen peroxide is added as a
stabilizer and the solution is forced through
spinnerets into a hardening bath which causes thin
streams of viscose bamboo solution to harden into
bamboo cellulose fiber threads.
hardening bath is usually a solution of water and
methanol, ethanol or a similar alcohol. The
regenerated bamboo fiber threads can then be spun
into bamboo yarn for weaving into fabric.
supporting information on the benefits of mechanically processed
bamboo, in contrast to bamboo rayon, please refer to
the links below.
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