Bamboo is a natural fibre and both hypoallergenic, absorbent, and fast drying. It is naturally anti-bacterial and will not hold odour. Like other natural fibres, it allows the body to breathe as the fabric absorbs the perspiration away from the body.
It also is the most sustainable of the natural fibres and is fast-growing. The type of bamboo used for making fabric, commonly known as Moso, can reach a mature height of 75 feet in just 45 to 60 days. It needs no pesticides and, if there is sufficient rainfall, no additional irrigation is required. It regenerates naturally through an extensive root system that sends out an average of four to six new shoots per year and can be harvested and re- harvested. The bamboo is immersed in crushed sodium hydroxide to produce cellulose. Sodium hydroxide is wrongly considered to be a hazardous chemical. If used responsibly, sodium hydroxide has little effect on the environment and health of workers. It is commonly used in the processing of organic cotton fiber and is approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association. Sodium hydroxide does not remain as a residue on clothing.
We blend 70% viscose from bamboo 30% organic cotton to give stability, very soft and perfect printability. Continental products bamboo and organic cotton are independently tested and meet the requirements of the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1. Oeko-Tex guarantee of textile impeccable health and the environment.