Bamboo: The Facts!
The Detailed Facts!
Bamboo is actually classified as a grass, not a wood, from the grass family: Poaceae.
Bamboo is super hygienic as it is naturally anti-bacterial so does not hold unwanted smells!
Bamboo uses much less water to grow than the equivalent amount of cotton; approximately two thirds less, so does not require any irrigation!
Bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air and releases more oxygen for us to breathe than cotton.
No pesticides are required when growing bamboo, as it has a naturally high pest resistance.
No fertilisers are required either, as bamboo grows incredibly fast naturally.
Bamboo is strong and tensile, some varieties are even used as scaffolding for building works within Asia.
Bamboo is biodegradable so will not linger once you have had all the use you can out of your underwear, unlike synthetic fabrics!
Our packaging is made from recycled materials and does not use plastics. Be sure to recycle the box once you have opened your treasure too!
From Plants to Pants - The Details!
Mature bamboo is very resilient and strong; it has a tensile strength quite similar to mild steel, which is why it's an excellent natural alternative to steel scaffolding in Asia. As bamboo grows it leads a solitary life, having few pests attack, meaning it is not susceptible to disease. Japanese scientists have found this is because of a unique anti-bacterial agent that is a part of the bamboo, named Bamboo Kun.
The Bamboo Kun alongside the tight molecular structure of the bamboo fibres are believed to be the reason for its anti-bacterial properties. As this is a natural part of the Bamboo and not a chemical additive, it is gentler on your skin and unlikely to cause skin irritations and other problems.
The cellulose is then washed, coloured, and dried resulting in a fluff that is very long and incredibly fine, more so than other fibres. This fluff is then spun into a yarn, ready to be made into bamboo fabric that creates Smugglers Underwear.
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