Bamboo

Strengths

Soft •
Silky aspect •
Absorbent fibre •
Good resistance

Weaknesses

Loss of resistance when wet •
Low thermal power •
Used mainly in mixtures with other fibres (cotton, spandex, polyester)

Ecology

Bamboo grows in large quantities, requires very little water and no pesticides to grow. However, the fibre is transformed by following a chemical process called viscose process. It is therefore an artificial fibre whose manufacture, if not rigorously controlled, can be harmful to the environment. The production is done mainly in Asia.