Bamboo Clothing

by lakeerieartists

Bamboo can be combined with other fibers, or made into cloth by itself, and is surprisingly comfortable and soft to the touch.

As we become wiser about our environment and how to sustain its ecology, we need to make better choices about how we live. One of those choices is the clothing industry that we support by buying clothes that have a positive impact on the earth, leaving it in the same or better condition than before.

With that in mind, bamboo has come to the forefront as one of the best ecological choices to make clothing from. It can be combined with other fibers, or made into cloth by itself, and is surprisingly comfortable and soft to the touch.

Bamboo Fabric is Sustainable

Why bamboo? 

Bamboo fabric is an excellent replacement for cotton, because the bamboo plant is very quick growing and does not usually require the use of pesticides and herbicides to thrive. As a result, plantations can easily be kept organic and replanted yearly to replenish stocks. Bamboo fabric is light and strong, has excellent wicking properties, and is to some extent antibacterial.  In addition, it feels good on, and is so very comfortable to wear.

Organic Bamboo Dress

Athleta Sweater Bamboo Rayon Cashmere Dress Burgundy Plum Dress M

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J. McLaughlin Wrap Look Dress Bamboo Catalina Cloth Coral Sz M

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EASEL Boutique Bamboo Dye Tie Dye Lace Up Back Flowy Maxi Dres...

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Eco-Chic Sustainable Clothing

Eco-chic green fashion is a trend in fashion that is going to continue to grow as the clothing industry finds ways to meet the demand for green fashion that is comparable in price to conventional clothing. All of the clothing shown in this article are either made wholly from bamboo cloth or bamboo/cotton mixes. For more bamboo clothing choices click any of the links on this article.

Bamboo T-Shirts

David Archy Men's 3 Pack Bamboo Fiber Crewneck Tees(L,Black/Charcoal/Gray)

We elaborately select the super fine BAMBOO FIBER, a kind of Rayon to make the undershirts tees for men a great gift for those who pursue maximum comfort and softness both as ba...

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ONNO Men's Organic Bamboo T-Shirt L Charcoal Blue

ONNO has worked hard to create what we think is a good t-shirt. For us, good t-shirts mean starting with fibers which are sustainably grown - bamboo, hemp, organic cotton and pi...

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Bamboo Clothing is Comfortable

Ultimately, most people want their clothes to be comfortable, and bamboo clothes meet that need.  Bamboo is a soft or softer than the softest cotton clothing, and one of its unique properties is that it wicks away moisture from the skin because it is highly absorbent.  This quality allows bamboo clothing to keep the wearer cool and dry.

Bamboo fabrics can be machine washed, and machine dried.  That makes the bamboo clothing just as convenient as cotton or cotton blends.

Bamboo is Antibacterial

Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial through approximately 50 washings, killing odor-causing bacteria.  Bamboo fabric is also a good choice for people who are allergic to other fabrics or fibers.

Bamboo clothing is also warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer, making it more versatile.  Bamboo can be dyed, spun into yarn for knitting, and is sold as just fabric for sewing.

The bamboo that is used to make bamboo fabric is the same bamboo that we eat in our Chinese foods, so it is safe for consumption, and for wearing.

Bamboo Long Sleeve Tees

Coolibar UPF 50+ Men's Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Sun Protective (Large- Pacific Heather)

Our Long Sleeve T-shirt features our latest technology development called ZnO SUNTECT®. These versatile long sleeve sun screen shirts blend the comfort of natural cotton with th...

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Geval Men's Bamboo Fiber Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts UV Sunscreen Cloth With Hood(White, US L, Lab...

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Bamboo Socks

Bambu Women's Premium Bamboo No Show Socks - 3 pairs - Non-Slip, Nude /Beige, Small / 5-7.5

3 Pack - Let your feet breathe with this unique bamboo blend no show sock. Silicone heel grips and comfortable fitting ensure that you look good while feeling great. Moisture wi...

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HZH Mens Antibacterial Bamboo Fiber Socks Pack of 10 (7-10 Size, Black)

Men's Bamboo Fiber Socks,200-pin fine bamboo fiber socks, comfortable deodorant .

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Cariloha Men's Viscose From Bamboo Ankle Socks (L/XL, Black/Gray)

Still walking the talk as the softest sock in the land. We've carefully refined the bamboo sock fabric content for optimal softness and durability, making them so sockin' soft. ...

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More Sources for Bamboo Clothing

Onno Textiles
Really comfortable sustainable bamboo tees for men and women.

Tea Collection
Children's clothing. Very nice for school and play.

Updated: 08/28/2012, lakeerieartists
 
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paperfacets on 07/12/2013

I have bamboo bedding, sheets and a blanket. They have really have stood up to washing and wear. They still look like new.

sheilamarie on 02/10/2013

I love the feel of bamboo! It really is soft.

eslevy17 on 08/28/2012

I can second that bamboo fabric is vastly more comfortable than cotton. It's soft and comfy, more absorbent, temperature regulating, and bamboo produces significantly more oxygen per acre than regular forests. It's really great. I'd say the only downsides are that bamboo dries as slowly as cotton, and that it needs to be grown and processed properly in order to be clean and environmentally friendly. I like it a lot, though. Not perfect, but excellent, particularly if you take those issues into consideration.

Ragtimelil on 08/28/2012

I'd like to spin some!

2uesday on 08/28/2012

I have a bamboo fabric top that I really like. It was the first thing I bought in this fiber and it is comfortable to wear and launders well.

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