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

Aventura Tank Dress Womens Large Casual Summer Gray Circles Ra...

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S M L UMGEE TAN or SUNSET Bamboo Tie Dye COld Shoulder Dress/...

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Athleta Bamboo Dolman Dress Black-gray XS

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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

Women's Short Sleeve T-Shirt - Bamboo Viscose Top by Texere (Spring Zing, Boysenberry, X-Large) L...

Cure for the Ordinary Tee! Style and comfort come together in this charming t-shirt in velvety soft bamboo fabric. Whether for sports or casual wear, this garment will wow with ...

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Fishers Finery Women's EcoFabric Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee; Relaxed Fit (Pink, L)

Help save Mother Earth while looking amazing in Fishers Finery Women's V-Neck Tee ShirtThis classic t-shirt is made from 70% Viscose derived from Bamboo, 25% Organic Cotton and ...

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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 (X-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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Men's Long Sleeve Base Layer - Undershirt in Bamboo Viscose by Texere (Dirann, Black, X-Large) Gr...

Layer up and beat the cold in style with our elite Bamboo Viscose/Cotton blend base layer shirt! The temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties of the Bamboo Viscose...

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Bamboo Socks

MD 6 Pack Soft Men and Women Antibacterial Bamboo Fiber Crew Casual Socks 6Black10-13

MD's Bamboo Socks to live your everyday in maximum comfort. These great-fitting plain black Bamboo Fiber Socksare designed to be worn every day providing maximum Comfort. They h...

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MD Unisex Premium Bamboo Socks Super Soft Moisture wicking and Anti-bacterial Low-cut,6 Pack 2Bla...

MD's Bamboo Socks to live your everyday in maximum comfort. These great-fitting plain grey black white Bamboo Fiber Socksare designed to be worn every day providing maximum Comf...

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MD Ultra Soft Athletic Bamboo Socks for Women and Men with Seamless Toe No Show Casual Socks 6 Pa...

MD's Bamboo Socks to live your everyday in maximum comfort. These great-fitting plain grey Bamboo Fiber Socksare designed to be worn every day providing maximum Comfort. Take ad...

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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!


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