Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. … Bamboo rayon is made by dissolving pulp bamboo into its cellulose component and then spun into viscose fibers. Clothing made of bamboo rayon typically lasts even longer and holds its shape even better than clothing made of simple bamboo fiber
Like cotton, bamboo fiber is naturally breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin. Unlike cotton, bamboo fabric allows moisture to evaporate into the air quickly. So when you sweat, you won’t stay wet.
If you’re interested in environmentally conscious products, you may have looked into bamboo. Bamboo grows quickly and needs little or no pesticides. It is used in a variety of products, from flooring to furniture. But the soft textiles you see labeled ‘bamboo’ don’t contain any part of the bamboo plant. They are made from bamboo that has been processed into rayon using toxic chemicals.
When bamboo is processed into rayon, no trace of the original plant is left. Although a bamboo plant can resist the growth of bacteria, there is no evidence that rayon made from processed bamboo is also antibacterial. If a company claims its product is made with bamboo, it should have reliable scientific evidence to show it’s made with bamboo fiber.
The natural properties of bamboo also make the fabric:
- thermo-regulating (keeps you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter)
- very durable