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Bamboo, a greener alternative

Although it is not new news, we have found it interesting to share with you these alternatives more «green»In textile production: fibers from bamboo and eucalyptus.

As we commented on another of our articles, the textile industry is the second largest consumer of water in the world and, therefore, the second industry that pollutes the environment the most. Therefore, for a few years and thanks to the environmental awareness by activists and international organizations such as the UN (who in 2019 decided to personally take the reins of change) the textile sector is in continuous research and search for alternatives in the production of garments and fabrics.

Have they succeeded?

Well, we are working on it. Little by little the public is reacting positively to ECO change and increasingly the bad marketing practices of the greenwashing.

In this green way towards a less polluting world, we want to show you how some companies are beginning to bet on fabrics from trees such as bamboo and eucalyptus.

Bamboo, a raw material that has already taken root in Spain

Did you know that fabrics made from wood cellulose can absorb up to 60 times more water than other synthetic garments?

Although bamboo is a plant native to Asia, America, Africa and Oceania, in recent years some non-invasive varieties have been planted in our country, that is, they grow perfectly in our soils and do not pose a risk to other species endemic.

Its main advantages are:

  • They have natural bactericides that eliminate bad odors. These antibacterial properties are precisely those that avoid subsequently adding chemical treatments to garments that often cause skin allergies.
  • It is more absorbent than cotton. This avoids so many liters of water in its production.
  • It is breathable and provides a feeling of freshness compared to other fabrics thanks to the absorbent micropores that this type of fibers have. This is a great advantage for the summer, since this type of fabric has 1 to 2 degrees of temperature less than the rest of the garments.
  • Protects against UVA rays coming from the sun.
  • It is biodegradable. Bamboo fiber is born in the middle of nature and its decomposition process is completely natural, and it can also be recycled.

In addition, bamboo offers many more possibilities for the production of other products, such as those you can find in our store:

 

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